4 Jun 2021

Congratulations to our recently promoted researchers

L-R: Recently promoted A/Prof Stuart Marshall, Dr Nenad Macesic,
A/Prof Andrew Stewardson, Dr Mastura Monif
Congratulations to Dr Mastura Monif (see separate story), Dr Nenad Macesic, Associate Professor Andrew Stewardson and Associate Professor Stuart Marshall on their promotions! See detail below.

Congratulations to Emma Foster on her PhD completion!

Dr Emma Foster is a neurologist at Alfred Health

Congratulations to Dr Emma Foster on the completion of her PhD thesis, titled "Optimisation of first seizure management". Emma was supervised by Professors Patrick Kwan, Terry O'Brien (both in (CCS Department of Neuroscience), Professor Danny Liew and Associate Professor Zanfina Ademi (both in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine); and Dr Patrick Carney (Eastern Health Clinical School). The degree was conferred 3 June.

Emma is the first PhD completion since the Department of Neuroscience was launched in 2018, so congratulations to both Emma and the department on her successful completion!

See more:

Welcome to Dr Omer Gilan

Welcome to Dr Omer Gilan, who is newly established in the Australian Centre for Blood Diseases researching blood epigenetics. 

Dr Gilan's research interests are the epigenetic landscapes of leukaemia cells and the role they play in the response and resistance to therapy, adaptation and the maintenance of the leukaemic and stem-like state. Ultimately the goal is to develop strategies to reset the cells back to the normal state for therapeutic benefit.

See more about Dr Gilan's research: https://www.monash.edu/medicine/ccs/blood-disease/research/gilan-group-blood-epigenetics

25-31 May 2021 Central Clinical School recent publications

Systematic review by Department of Psychiatry researchers
Kate Hoy, Bernadette Fitzgibbon and Paul Fitzgerald & colleagues
indicate the promising utility of Error-Related Negativity
(ERN) of attentional control as a robust transdiagnostic trait
 marker of clinical anxiety. Image: Gehring Laboratory

Recent publications featuring research as notified by PubMed during 25-31 May 2021 from Central Clinical School affiliated researchers in the following departments. The below is not a comprehensive list. The most recent validated publications for the school and departments can be seen on their publications pages, linked to from the headings below. Otherwise, read down the entry for recent notifications.

31 May 2021

2021 National Reconciliation Week activities

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. The 2021 National Reconciliation Week theme, More than a word. Reconciliation takes action, urges the reconciliation movement towards braver and more impactful action.With recent events including Black Lives Matter and Invasion Day rallies, we're seeing that people understand the truth and are speaking up about the issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.The theme this year aims to encourage people across our nation, to turn their awareness and understanding into action!

 Below are links to more activities:

1) Monash university NRW web page with events - Note, lock down has probably changed a few of these.

2) The Virtual Indigenous Film Festival -

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