10 Sept 2021

Celebrate Diversity and Inclusion Week 2021: 13-17 September

Start your day differently next week with online events to celebrate Diversity and Inclusion Week 2021!

There are online events running in the morning during Diversity and Inclusion Week 13–17 September.

● Monday - Barriers and Challenges to Succeeding in STEM: Panel Discussion
● Tuesday - Women in Leadership Panel (MONSU Peninsula)
● Wednesday - The Anatomy of Inclusion and Diversity
● Thursday - Exploring Cultural Frames: Raising Cultural Awareness
● Friday - Monash Financial Hardship Survey Launch Event

Visit the Diversity and Inclusion Week website to register. www.monash.edu/diversity-inclusion/week

9 Sept 2021

Why is a third COVID-19 vaccine dose important for people who are immunocompromised?

by Dr Emily Edwards and Dr Kylie Quinn
Reproduced from The Conversation

Hear them discuss the topic on ABC radio (3 Sept)

A number of countries including the United States and the United Kingdom are moving to make a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine available to people who are immunocompromised.

But why are people with weaker immune systems at the front of the queue for a third dose?

8 Sept 2021

31 Aug - 6 Sep 2021 Central Clinical School recent publications

What is the immunological link between neonatal lung and eye
disease? Review

Recent publications featuring research as notified by PubMed during 31 August - 6 Sept 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.

7 Sept 2021

Eric Chow named in the 40 under 40 most influential Asian-Australians 2021

Associate Professor Eric Chow
Congratulations to Associate Professor Eric Chow, Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, who has been named one of the 40 Under 40: Most influential Asian-Australians 2021. The awards are now in their third year. They were announced during a virtual presentation on 7 September. 

The Awards are an initiative of the Asian-Australian Leadership Summit, co-convened by Johnson Partners, Asialink at the University of Melbourne, PwC Australia and the Centre for Asian-Australian Leadership at the Australian National University.

What is Autoimmune Encephalitis? Find out more

The Australian Autoimmune Encephalitis Consortium Project website is now up. It answers the question "What is Autoimmune Encephalitis?", gives an overview of the national multi-partner project led by Dr Mastura Monif and invites involvement from consumers, patients and caregivers.

See more: 

Congratulations to Jillian Lau on her PhD completion!

Congratulations to Dr Jillian Lau on completing her PhD degree! The award was conferred on 8 September 2021.

Jillian's thesis is titled, "Social and clinical studies of interventions towards HIV cure". She was supervised by Associate Professor James McMahon (Department of Infectious Diseases) and Professor Sharon Lewin (Director, Doherty Institute).

Jillian's thesis explores efforts to control or eradicate the HIV virus in the absence of regular treatment. There is a particular focus on clinical trials of interventions that withhold HIV treatment as a test of whether the intervention works. This practice is known as an analytical treatment interruption.

Congratulations to Pablo Casillas-Espinosa on election to International League Against Epilepsy

Dr Pablo Casillas-Espinosa

Congratulations to Dr Pablo Casillas-Espinosa, who has been elected to the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) Young Epilepsy Section (YES) Board as secretary.

Dr Honor Coleman, Chair YES-Australia) writes: 

I am very excited to announce that our own Dr Pablo Casillas-Espinosa was elected to the position of Secretary to the international YES Board.

6 Sept 2021


Monash University's mental health experts Professor Craig Hassed OAM, Professor Jayashri Kulkarni AM and Dr Katherine Lawrence share insights on R U OK? Day - the second year it will be held during a COVID-19 lockdown period in Victoria that has forced people into isolation. 

See full story.

30 Sep Public Lecture: Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP): Brain vs heart

Sir John Monash Public lecture by Professor Terry O'Brien

  • Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP): Brain vs heart
  • Thursday, 30 September 2021
  • 6.00 pm - 7.30 pm (Malaysia time. +2 hrs for AEST)

Register: www.monash.edu.my/sir-john-monash-lecture

Professor O’Brien will share about his group’s multidisciplinary research program which investigates how uncontrolled seizures result in a disturbance of cardiorespiratory function, which can cause sudden death, and how this can be prevented.

18 Sep: AusPIPS presents "PIDs: More Than Just a Single Disease"

An opportunity to hear about respiratory, infectious and gastrointestinal diseases that can be seen in PIDs and a spotlight on genomics: Register here

About this event

AusPIPS presents "PIDs: More than Just a Single Disease"

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