8 May 2019

Focus on Diabetes: Sunway Biomedical Symposium

Prof. Paul Zimmet
attended the recent Sunway Biomedical Symposium.
Professor Mark Cooper and Professor Paul Zimmet recently attended the Sunway Biomedical Symposium in Malaysia.  Leading academics from the University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Monash University came together for the two-day symposium. With a focus on diabetes mellitus, the theme was "Diabetes: Disarming the Silent Killer".

The major cost of diabetes is its complications. Professor Cooper’s presentation highlighted new approaches to these complications such as SGLT2 Inhibitors and GLP-1 analysis, which appear to offer end-organ protection independent of their glucose lowering effects.

PrEPX Study reveals increase in STIs

A/Prof Edwina Wright, Principal Investigator of the recent PrEPX study
A recent study of men using HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has explored the changes in sexually transmitted infection (STI) incidence following initiation of the preventative treatment.  The data collated from almost 3000 participants in the PrEPX study revealed a 20% increase in STI rates. Interestingly, condom use did not play a part in acquiring an STI when using PrEP, despite being an initial concern for those commencing the treatment. Instead, participants reporting higher numbers of sex partners and participation in group sex were at a greater risk.

Platform Access Grants Success!

Jess Borger, Tiffany Bouchery and Emily Edwards

Congratulations to Emily Edwards, Jess Borger and Tiffany Bouchery who recently received Platform Access Grants  from the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.  The scheme is an initiative to encourage research development through engagement with the FMNHS technology research platforms, with a view to strengthen researchers capability and international competitiveness. The seed funding also aims at attracting external national and international competitive grants.

Grant win for Dr Bridgette Semple

Congratulations to Dr Bridgette Semple, who has been awarded the 2019 Capstone Editing Grant for Mid-Career Researchers!
Dr Bridgette Semple (left)

Capstone Editing, an Australian academic editing company, supports one researcher annually to undertake an innovative research project with a view to gathering preliminary data that will lead to the development of a research council funding application.

Dr Semple is the Head of the Paediatric Neurotrauma Group in the Department of Neuroscience.  Her research focuses on traumatic brain injury, particularly during early childhood. The funds from this grant will assist with her collaboration with Associate Professor Margaret Hibbs from the Immunology Department.  They will investigate the role of the SHIP-1 enzyme, which is yet to be explored in the brain.

CCS Recent Publications 10th April - 29th April

Dr Be'eri Niego, ACBD, has a recent publication
STILfeatured in this week's article.

Recent publications for Central Clinical School feature affiliated authors in the following departments:

  • Melbourne Sexual Health Centre
  • Peninsula Clinical School
  • ACBD
  • MAPrc
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Neuroscience
  • Diabetes
  • NTRI
  • Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
  • Surgery

Translational Research Symposium Speaker Spotlight:Professor Karin Jandeleit-Dahm

Prof. Karin Jandeleit-Dahm
Monash University's 5th annual Translational Research Symposium is being hosted by its three 21 June 2019. The symposium will host a diverse group of medical researchers presenting their work into translational research. RSVP here.
metropolitan clinical schools on

Professor Karin Jandeleit-Dahm is a group leader in the Department of Diabetes at Central Clinical School.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...