28 Feb 2020

Photo of the Week: #IWD2020 #EachforEqual = good for all

CCS's Gender Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (GEDI) committee 2020. L-R: Dr Jess Borger, Ms Alex Dimitropoulos, Associate Professor Justin Hamilton, Dr Michelle Zajac, Professor Sam El-Osta, Dr Caroline Gurvich, Dr Maithili Sashindranath, Dr Loretta Piccenna.

The group has organised a lunchtime function to celebrate International Women's Day on 2 March, see below for detail. ALL WELCOME! And all welcome to share the presentation on social media, using hashtag #EachforEqual. If using Twitter, add our handle @CCSMonash for an RT.

The FODMAP diet is everywhere, but researchers warn it's not for weight loss

Low FODMAP foods, but quantity matters
by Dr Jane Varney, Department of Gastroenterology, Monash University, reproduced from The Conversation

The FODMAP diet is used to help manage irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), but it’s becoming more popular. Now bloggers and so-called health gurus have jumped on board, claiming it can treat everything from acne to weight loss.
While it would be great if the diet did help to manage these hard-to-treat conditions, these claims are closer to science fiction than science.

Dr Andrew Perkins wins Cancer Council grant

The Perkins research group in 2019 (Andrew 4th from left)
Congratulations to Dr Andrew Perkins, Australian Centre for Blood Diseases, on the award of a grant from the Victorian Cancer Agency to investigate a new target for treatment of chronic blood cancers known as myeloproliferative neoplasms.

18-24 Feb 2020 Central Clinical School recent publications

Human papillomavirus (HPV) under the microscope.
A study by a Melbourne Sexual Health Centre research group
looks at HPV and men who have sex with men (MSM).
Recent publications as notified during the week 18-24 Feb 2020 by PubMed from Central Clinical School affiliated researchers in the following departments. This is not a comprehensive list:
  • Australian Centre for Blood Diseases
  • Anaesthesiology & Periop Med
  • Diabetes
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Medicine - Peninsula
  • Neuroscience

Congrats to Runa Lindblom and Sin Ki Ng on their PhDs!

L-R: Runa Lindblom and Sin Ki Ng
Congratulations to Ms Runa Lindblom and Ms Sin Ki Ng on the award of their PhDs!

Runa's thesis is "Mitochondrial function in Diabetic Kidney Disease: Insights from targeting mitochondrial pore-forming cell death proteins". Runa was supervised by Associate Professor Melinda Coughlan and Professor Mark Cooper in CCS's Department of Diabetes, and Dr Gavin Higgins at the Cancer Council Victoria.
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