16 Dec 2022

Congratulations to Merlin Thomas on NHMRC Development grant

Congratulations to Professor Merlin Thomas, Department of Diabetes, who has been awarded a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Development grant. 

Prof Thomas has been awarded $998,513 over three years for his application, "Splice switching oligonucleotides for the treatment of chronic kidney disease".

15 Dec 2022

Congratulations to our 2022 NHMRC Ideas grant awardees

L-R: Dr Omer Gilan, A/Prof Margaret Hibbs, Prof Vaughan Macefield
and Prof Merlin Thomas

Congratulations to Central Clinical School's (CCS) four National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) awardees Professor Vaughan Macefield, Associate Professor Margaret Hibbs, Professor Merlin Thomas and Dr Omer Gilan in this very difficult round. 

See detail below of CCS research and see all Monash Faculty winners here.

13 Dec 2022

Participants sought: How does the brain control blood pressure in hypertension?

We are seeking participants for our study, which is undertaking the functional identification of cortical and subcortical sites responsible for neurogenic hypertension in humans. 

That is, we are looking at how the brain controls blood pressure in hypertension.

12 Dec 2022

Recent publications 30 November - 12 Dec 2022

Both telerehabilitation and unsupervised training exercises work
to improve COPD patients' health: Study

Recent publications featuring research as notified by PubMed during 30 November - 12 Dec 2022 from Central Clinical School affiliated researchers.

See the most recent validated publications for the school. Otherwise, read down the entry under department headings for recent PubMed notifications. The below is not a comprehensive list.

Vale Associate Professor Bruce Davis, Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Associate Professor Bruce Davis and his wife

From Professor Wendy Brown, Head of Department of Surgery, Central Clinical School

It is with great sadness that I pass on the news that A/Prof Bruce Davis has passed away.

Assoc. Prof. Bruce Braham Davis was appointed to the Cardio-Thoracic Surgical Unit at the Alfred Hospital in 1971 and also worked at Cabrini from 1985. 

Welcome to Ema Krpic and Ashwini Kannan, Research Administration team

Dr Ashwini Kannan (left) and Mrs Ema Krpic (right)

from Dr Michelle Zajac, Senior Research & Operations Manager, Central Clinical School:

Dear Colleagues,

I'm an delighted to introduce two new members of the Research Administration Team who have recently started at CCS.

Ema Krpic has stepped into the Research Administration Officer position, taking over from Kate Thompson, who left recently after 6 years in the position, and Dr Ashwini Kannan has stepped into the role of Research Administration Coordinator.

New proteins discovered in brain injury

Schematic of overall experimental design for the proteomics analysis.
CSF = cerebrospinal fluid; TBI = traumatic brain injury;
TMT = tandem mass tag labeling. Image: Fig. 1 in the study
A team from Monash University’s Department of Neuroscience in Melbourne, Australia, collaborating with the Monash Proteomics and Metabolomics Facility, has found new proteins affected by brain injury which may represent new biomarkers, or biological indicators, of injury. 

It remains a significant clinical challenge to accurately predict long-term outcomes for a patient who sustains a severe traumatic brain injury.

9 Dec 2022

Alfred Health Recognising Excellence awards for Jason Ray and Estelle Hamson

L-R: Estelle Hamson and Jason Ray

Congratulations to Dr Jason Ray and Ms Estelle Hamson on their recognition from Alfred Health.

They were awarded Alfred Health's Recognising Excellence Awards 2022 for respectively, Positive & Productive Culture; and Education & Training (individual).

Investigating the genetic influence on multiple sclerosis outcomes

Dr Vilija Jokubaitis is first author on the
  Brain paper

by Dr Loretta Piccenna

Researchers from the Department of Neuroscience at Central Clinical School have found that no common genetic variations (those found in 5% or more of the population) are strongly linked to disease severity in people with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS).

Published in one of the top neuroscience journals, Brain, the multicentre study instead revealed that multiple genetic loci with small effect sizes were associated with clinical outcomes in people with RRMS. Further, a machine learning algorithm using this information, together with clinical and demographic variables available at disease onset, accurately predicted the severity of the disease.

Dr Karen Alt and Dr Chyn Chua recognised at the ACBD Research Symposium

L-R: Dr Karen Alt and Dr Chyn Chua
Congratulations to Dr Karen Alt and Dr Chryn Chua on receiving the Best Research Paper awards for a researcher and also a clinician at the recent Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD) Research Symposium held on 11 November 2022.

Focussing principally on the talent within Clinical Haematology and ACBD, the symposium showcased both senior as well as early and mid-career researchers.  CLICK HERE to find out more about all achievements at the ACBD that were highlighted at the symposium.

Congratulations to Associate Professor Indi Rasaratnam on 25 years of service!

A/Prof Indi Rasaratnam receiving his service award from the
Monash University Chancellor, Mr Simon McKeon AO.

Congratulations to Associate Professor Indi Rasaratnam, who has been recognised for his 25 years of service by the Vice Chancellor's Service Award in a presentation ceremony held on 21 November this year.

Prof Rasaratnam said, "I remember 25 years ago, delivering lectures in the old Monash Building Lecture Theatre at the Alfred near the helipad, using 35 mm slides on a carousel that would get stuck half-way through the lecture and having to run to the back of the lecture theatre to fix the projector!  We have come a long way since - delivering lectures via Zoom!"

Very different disease course rates in secondary progressive MS

The Big MS Data Network was used for analysis showing that people with
primary progressive MS progressed at different rates during their disease.
Big MS Data Network

by Dr Loretta Piccenna, Research Manager, Department of Neuroscience, Monash University


People who have primary and secondary progressive forms of multiple sclerosis require great consideration both in clinical practice and research due to huge unmet needs. 

Primary and secondary progressive MS are forms in which disability from the disease continues to get worse (with time without experiencing relapses) and does not resolve. So, these forms do not respond in the same way to treatment used for the more common form, relapsing-remitting MS.

8 Dec 2022

Grant success through community engagement: CaRE webinar

The video is available for CCS staff and students
via the CCS intranet: Link

 by A/Prof Bridgette Semple on behalf of the Community and Researcher Engagement program, CCS

Are you a researcher interested in working with consumers to write compelling grant applications? Do you want to know more about how to make these grant applications more competitive? If so, you’ve come to the right place! 

On Wednesday 30 November 30 2022, the CCS’s Consumer and Researcher Engagement (CaRE) program committee hosted an informative webinar entitled ”Engaging consumers in grant success.”

2 Dec 2022

Recognising International Day of People with Disability

On Wednesday 30 November the Central Clinical School's (CCS) Gender Equity Diversity and Inclusion (GEDI) Committee presented a Special Seminar with Professor Louise Purton (St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research) in recognition of International Day of People with Disability

Professor Purton generously shared her experiences as a disabled academic in STEMM and offered suggestions and tips on how we can make presentations, conferences, and publications more accessible to people with disability. As Louise pointed out, equity covers all types of underrepresented groups, not just women (and non-binary people).

Shining a light on women living with HIV for World AIDS Day

Professor Jenny Hoy
Reproduced from Alfred Health

The challenges faced by women living with HIV will be the focus of the Victorian HIV Service at The Alfred this World Aids Day.

Victorian HIV Service Director and Monash University Department of Infectious Diseases Professor Jenny Hoy said that while Australia has made significant inroads in reducing transmission of the virus in men who have sex with men, reducing transmission among women has not been as successful.

Gemma Sharp wins Paul Bourke award

A/Prof Gemma Sharp with the Paul Bourke award
Associate Professor Gemma Sharp, NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow in the Department of Neuroscience at Monash University, is a recipient of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia’s 2022 Paul Bourke Award for Early Career Research (see the video 3:17 mins). 

A/Prof Sharp is an exceptional early career researcher who is known for pioneering research in body image, eating disorders and digital mental health interventions. She has published more than 55 research outputs in high quality journals and amassed more than $5 million in research funding. Her research excellence has been recognised with over 50 awards including the US-based Association for Psychological Science Rising Star Award (2021).

2022 Alfred Health Recognising Excellence Team Award for Melbourne Sexual Health Centre group

Prof Andrew Way AM (Alfred CEO), A/Prof Eric Chow and
Ms Venus Sopikiotis (Maxxia Group Executive Client Strategy and
Engagement) - Eric accepted the award on behalf of the whole team.
Congratulations to the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre team "Innovation in STI Consortium" which has won the 2022 Alfred Health Recognising Excellence Team Award - Improvement, Innovation and Research Category. 

The team members are Professor Kit Fairley, Professor Catriona Bradshaw, Associate Professor Eric Chow, Professor Marcus Chen and Associate Professor Jason Ong). The award ceremony was held at the Victorian Pride Centre on 1 December 2022. 

Congratulations to our recently completed PhD students!

L-R: Antonia Reale, Himawan Fernando and Sabrina Salberg
Congratulations to our recently completed PhD students Antonia Reale, Himawan Madhumantha Fernando and Sabrina Salberg! See below for their thesis topics, departments and supervisors.

1-29 November 2022 Central Clinical School recent publications

The use of resistant starch as an adjunct therapy for diabetic kidney disease
may provide a novel treatment strategy: Review
Recent publications featuring research as notified by PubMed during 1-29 November 2022 from Central Clinical School affiliated researchers.

See the most recent validated publications for the school. Otherwise, read down the entry under department headings for recent PubMed notifications. The below is not a comprehensive list.

28 Nov 2022

Brain Foundation win for Dr Jason Ray!

Congratulations to Dr Jason Ray, who has received a 2022 Brain Foundation grant of $31,747 for his project titled, "An evaluation of the impact of CGRP monoclonal antibodies on the immune system in migraine". See Brain Foundation story and video or read more below about the project.

Migraine is, according to the World Health Organisation Global Burden of Disease studies, the second most disabling condition worldwide, and is estimated to affect 1.3 billion people.

25 Nov 2022

Award winners for best poster presentations at VIIN

L-R: Rhiannon Grant, Liam Ta and Ebony Blight
Congratulations to Department of Immunology students Rhiannon Grant, Liam Ta and Ebony Blight, who won all of The Victorian Infection and Immunity Network poster presentation awards at the VIIN Young Investigator Symposium 2022. Well done!

Rhiannon Grant presented on "p-cresol sulfate acts on epithelial cells to reduce allergic airway inflammation"; Liam Ta on "Component-resolved diagnosis of peanut allergy through flowcytometric staining of basophils (CytoBas)"; and Ebony Blight on "Functional assessment of genetic variants affecting the NOD2 signalling pathway in patients with primary immunodeficiency".

See detail of posters here.

Congratulations to Melinda Coughlan on REDI Fellowship!

Associate Professor Melinda Coughlan has won a REDI Fellowship
MTPConnect is pleased to announce that 16 highly skilled Australian researchers, clinicians and professionals from the medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical sector have secured sought-after industry placements under the REDI (Researcher Exchange and Development within Industry) Fellowship program.

Congratulations to Associate Professor Melinda Coughlan, who heads a research group in Central Clinical School's Department of Diabetes, who will undertake a six-month project with AstraZeneca, a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company in Cambridge, UK. She will work with the Renal R&D team developing industry-related skills and increasing commercial knowledge. A/Prof Coughlan will focus on targeting mitochondria therapeutically to suppress the development of or reversal of kidney disease in diabetes and other chronic kidney diseases.

See MTPConnect story.

24 Nov 2022

October 2022 Central Clinical School recent publications

The more daily steps taken, the better it is
for reducing the risk of falls: Study
Recent publications featuring research as notified by PubMed during October 2022 from Central Clinical School affiliated researchers.

See the most recent validated publications for the school. Otherwise, read down the entry under department headings for recent PubMed notifications. The below is not a comprehensive list.

19 Nov 2022

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week: Superbug AI project in the spotlight

Professor Anton Peleg, Head of Department of Infectious Diseases,
The Alfred Hospital and Central Clinical School, Monash University)
is lead investigator on the MRFF funded Superbug Ai Flagship project.

18 to 24 November is World Antimicrobial Awareness Week. 

The Honourable Mark Butler MP, Minister for Health said, "I would like to take this opportunity to highlight the work of Professor Anton Peleg.

"Professor Peleg researches ways to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR), which occurs when germs change over time and no longer respond to medicines like antibiotics.

18 Nov 2022

Participants sought: Female volunteers wanted for study on endometriosis and IBS

Participants sought for endometriosis
and IBS study

Monash University is conducting a study to understand the causes of gastrointestinal symptoms in women with endometriosis.

A little background 

Endometriosis affects around 1 in 10 Australian women and many of these women also suffer from IBS and/or gastrointestinal symptoms (e.g. bloating, abdominal pain, constipation and diarrhoea). Currently, we do not know what causes the gastrointestinal symptoms associated with endometriosis.  

To express your interest, take the screening survey (via QR code) or see below for more detail and contact information. 

STEM workplaces and academia under the LGBTQIA+ microscope

As part of the Central Clinical School's Gender Equity Diversity and Inclusion (CCS GEDI) committee's celebration of International Day of LGBTQIA+ People in STEM on 18 November, three of the committee members - Ms Rhiannon Grant, Dr Jessica Borger and Dr Zhouije Ding - have published an article in Monash Lens, "STEM workplaces and academia under the LGBTQIA+ microscope". 

Read the full Lens story here.

Download the 'Pride in STEM' poster for sticking up around your area.

17 Nov 2022

Support Pride in STEM at CCS - posters available

Download the 'Pride in STEM'
A3 poster

GEDI and LGBTQIA+ advocates
Elan L'Estrange-Stranieri and Rhiannon
Grant putting up a poster.
LGBTQIA+ individuals still experience significant apprehension being open about their sexuality and gender identity in the research workplace. 

To combat this, CCS departments have placed 'Pride in STEM' posters at their entrances to signify to all staff and students that they are an LGBTQIA+ friendly workplace.  

If CCS Departments/Labs would like to have a poster to display to welcome and support LGBT+ coworkers, that they can download it here, or email Elan L'Estrange-Stranieri, Jessica Borger or the ccs.gedi@monash.edu role account. Elan is the CCS GEDI Executive Officer, and has led the initative.

Congratulations to Associate Professor Gemma Sharp on her promotion

A/Prof  Gemma Sharp joins CCS's Department of Neuroscience

We are delighted to announce that Gemma Sharp has been promoted to Associate Professor, and she and her research group have joined the Department of Neuroscience. Welcome Gemma!
Associate Professor Sharp is a researcher, lecturer and clinical psychologist who is very well known for pioneering research in body image, eating disorders and digital mental health interventions (e.g. chatbots and mobile apps).

15 Nov 2022

Dr Vilija Jokubaitis elected as Chair of the MSBase International Scientific Leadership Group

We congratulate Dr Vilija Jokubaitis on her election as Chair of the MSBase International Scientific Leadership Group (SLG). MSBase is the largest global MS registry, housed at the Department of Neuroscience, with over 85,000 patient records from 29 countries and over 160 contributing centres. 

The SLG is a group of 20 international MS experts who develop the MSBase strategic plan, are the data custodians who oversee data access and set all data policies globally. It is the first time that a scientist has been chosen to lead this peak governance and strategic MSBase body.

Monash HDR students win 10% pay rise following student-led campaign

HDR stipend sit-in protest. L-R: Giulia Iacono, Gemma Hartley
leading and just behind, Elan L'Estrange-Stranieri and Rhiannon
Grant. Photo: MGA
by Elan L'Estrange-Stranieri, Gemma Hartley, Rhiannon Grant

As of March 2022, the Monash Research Training Program (RTP) stipend rate of $30,000 per annum for Higher Degree Research (HDR) students officially fell below the Henderson Poverty Line, being 20% lower than the minimum wage ($36,931) after tax1,2, and the third lowest rate offered by Group of 8 (Go8) universities (see Figure 1: 2022 below). 

14 Nov 2022

Eric Chow wins ASMR Peter Doherty Leading Light award

Associate Professor Eric Chow has won the Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR) Peter Doherty Leading Light Award, announced at the 61st ASMR National Scientific Conference 2022.

This Award is named in recognition of Nobel Laureate, Professor Peter Doherty, whose scientific achievements and commitment to science advocacy continues to inspire the research community. This award celebrates the achievements of mid-career researchers (5 - 12 year post-doctoral) in Australia. The award recognises a single piece of work undertaken by a mid-career researcher within the past 5 years.

Zhoujie Ding, Matt Hudson and Robb Wesselingh win the GIN Hub pitch!

L-R: Drs Zhoujie Ding, Matt Hudson and Robb Wesselingh
Congratulations to Drs Zhoujie Ding, Matt Hudson and Robb Wesselingh!

Matt, Zhoujie and Rob were awarded funding in the fourth and final round for 2022 of the GIN Hub's Pitch for their project, "Developing the first Australian mouse model of anti-NMDAR autoimmune encephalitis". We look forward to seeing the results of this collaboration between the Neuroscience and Immunology and Pathology departments.

11 Nov 2022

Getting to the CoRe of Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)

Figure 1 in the paper: Components of pedagogical content knowledge 
(PCK) for implementing
intercultural competencies (ICC) in global

by Dr Jessica Borger

Digital technology was a catalyst for global learning and fostering cultural understanding. In response to the COVID pandemic in 2020, there was a worldwide pivot of education, government and industry to online communication and the utilisation of diverse digital technologies as alternatives for face-to-face communication.

CCS Graduate symposium winners!

CCS's graduate research students organised and held the 15th annual
symposium. View photo gallery.

The annual Central Clinical School graduate research symposium was very successful, with student wins all round, including the staff-student debate. Congratulations to all participants, and to our winners in all the different segments, and to the organising committee, who did a wonderful job.

View photo gallery.

See all our winners below.

Engaging consumers for grant success: 30 November CCS CaRE webinar

CCS CaRE is holding a webinar on engaging consumers for grant success:
Register here
As part of the Community and Researcher Engagement (CaRE) program's aim to enhance the capacity of CCS staff and students to engage with consumers in their  work, a selection of speakers have been invited to give panel discussion webinar to discuss their experiences of consumer  involvement in grant writing and grant reviewing panels. Register here

Funding agencies are increasingly requesting researchers to provide detail on how consumers have been involved in the  preparation of grant applications and how they will be involved in proposed projects.  

Tyranny of distance drives STI surge

Distance is a deterrent to seeking help for STIs: study
Patients who need to travel greater distances for sexual health support often leave worrying symptoms unchecked, according to new research from Melbourne Sexual Health Centre. 

Sexual health epidemiologist Associate Professor Eric Chow said the recent study of more than 7,000 patients revealed that distance rather than socioeconomic status was the main contributing factor behind delayed presentation to a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) service. 

7 Nov 2022

Changing treatment can help MS patients: study

The MSBase Foundation allows global
monitoring of outcomes for people with MS

Monash University researchers have used the world’s largest multiple sclerosis (MS) registry, MSBase, to provide evidence that will help those with MS take the best medicine for them.

People with MS often need to switch drugs to fully control their disease. These switch decisions are complex because until now there has been no good evidence to choose one new drug over another.

4 Nov 2022

6-30 September Central Clinical School recent publications

Why is bariatric surgery so poorly provided for in the public health system?
Prof Wendy Brown is senior author on an MJA paper looking at the question
Recent publications featuring research as notified by PubMed during 6-30 September 2022 from Central Clinical School affiliated researchers in the following departments.

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. The below is not a comprehensive list.

3 Nov 2022

Vale David Edwards, posthumously recognised for his PhD

L-R: Valma Edwards (David's mother), Vikki Edwards (his wife),
Associate Professor Priscilla Johanesen, Professor Robyn Slattery
and Professor Terry O'Brien, with a photo of David Edwards in
the screen projection

Vale Dr David Edwards, who was posthumously awarded his doctorate degree on 4 October. 

David was a PhD student in Professor Kathryn (Kat) Holt's group.

Professor Terry O'Brien, Head of Central Clinical School and Professor Robyn Slattery on behalf of Professor Kat Holt both spoke at the ceremony.

David enrolled in the PhD at Monash, after completing a Masters in Bioinformatics under the supervision of Professor Kathryn Holt.

1 Nov 2022

Congratulations to Dr Liesl Butler on Albert Baikie Memorial Medal

Dr Liesl Butler is a junior haematologist pursuing a career in molecular pathology. She is currently undertaking translational research in the area, having started a PhD in 2019 at the Australian Centre for Blood Diseases, Monash University and Alfred Health, supervised by Professor Andrew Perkins. Her project focuses on the development of improved biomarkers and targeted therapy for the myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs).

Dr Butler has been awarded the Albert Baikie Memorial Medal from the Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand (HSANZ) for the best young investigator at the national annual Blood 2022 meeting in Sydney in September. The award is given to recognise the best presentation, either oral or poster, at the Annual Scientific Meeting by a new investigator who is a financial member of HSANZ. The winner receives a $5,000 prize and is presented with the Albert Baikie Memorial Medal. This prestigious award is open to new investigators who were awarded their postgraduate qualification (MSc, FRACP, FRCPA or PhD) within the past 5 years.

College of Clinical Psychologists (Vic) Significant Contribution Award for Gemma Sharp

Associate Professor Gemma Sharp in clinic

Associate Professor Gemma Sharp, Department of Neuroscience, has been recognised by the College of Clinical Psychologists (Vic) with a Significant Contribution Award. 

A/Prof Sharp's contribution spanned all areas, particularly her work in the field of body image related disorders including eating disorders and body dysmorphic disorder. She is particularly well known for leading the development of a world-first set of practice guidelines focused on the psychological evaluation of patients seeking cosmetic procedures with the Australian Psychological Society. These guidelines were first published in 2018 and she is currently leading the update of these guidelines to be released in late 2022/early 2023. A/Prof Sharp was kindly nominated for the award by her post-doc Dr Kathleen de Boer.

Find out more about the ageing brain and dementia: Video of this year's public lecture

See the video of this year's public lecture by Prof Srikanth
on dementia and the ageing brain: Youtube 58:28mins

Central Clinical School (CCS), Monash University's annual public lecture in 2022 was presented by Professor Velandai Srikanth, Director of the National Centre for Healthy Ageing, Director of Research, Peninsula Health and Professor of Medicine at CCS. 

Professor Srikanth explores why the brain ages and what causes dementia. Importantly, he asks, what can we do about it? 

The video of the presentation is now published:

31 Oct 2022

Tracking the pathway to immunity, one cell at a time

Plasma B-cell making antibody: Shutterstock
Why do some vaccines create long-lived responses and others don't? Monash immunology researchers Dr Marcus Robinson and Professor David Tarlinton are leading a team which is teasing out some answers.

Vaccines work their magic by effectively creating immune cells that are long-lived, often for over decades. These immune cells create both a protective barrier that can prevent or minimize re-infection and a memory that allows us to recognize an old invader like a virus and to kill it before it causes disease. The antibody making the barrier in our blood is itself made by long-lived plasma cells. While the importance of these cells has always been known, how and when they are generated following a vaccination has remained a mystery.

See faculty story

28 Oct 2022

Pause for thought: Taking the lead in women’s mental health

Whether it’s debilitating periods or depression during menopause, women with mental health problems are told to grin and bear it as their crushing emotions are “simply nature taking its course”.

But what we now know, and science has told us, is that many women of all ages are living with mental illnesses that may be related to female hormones and/or other unique parts of their biology.

See Monash Lens story featuring Professor Jayashri Kulkarni, published 20 October.

Welcome to Professor Johannes Kern

Professor Johannes Kern, new joint appointment for Monash
University and Alfred Health

From Professor Terry O'Brien and Associate Professor Douglas Gin

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Johannes Kern (MD, PhD, ICDP-UEMS (Dermpath), FEBDV, FACD) to the joint clinical academic appointment between Alfred Health and Monash University as Professor and Deputy Director, Dermatology. He is also Vice President and Board Director of the Skin Health Institute.

Congratulations to Krystal Bergin, Christopher Groombridge, Sarah Janssens and Andrew Ma on their PhD completions

L-R: Krystal Bergin, Christopher Groombridge, Sarah Janssens and Andrew Ma
Congratulations to our recently completed graduate research students Krystal Bergin, Christopher Groombridge, Sarah Janssens and Andrew Ma! See below for their thesis topics, departments and supervisors.

Krystal Bergin (Australian Centre for Blood Diseases)

Thesis title: Patterns of Care and Novel Therapeutics for Multiple Myeloma

Christopher Groombridge (Department of Surgery)

Thesis title: Clinician performance during resuscitation: stress, decision-making and life-saving interventions

Sarah Janssens (Department of Anaesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine)

Thesis title: Shared leadership in healthcare emergency teams
Supervisors: Dr Stuart Duncan Marshall, Professor Robert Simon

Andrew Ma (Department of Neuroscience)

Thesis title: Evaluating the Progression of Parkinson's Disease with Dynamic 4D Laryngeal CT
Supervisors: Professor Dominic Thyagarajan, Associate Professor Kenneth Lau

Community access cutting edge research at the CCS

Community representatives were very engaged with the presentation
Community and Researcher Engagement, Myeloproliferative Neoplasms, 2022

by Dr Juliana de Castro, CaRE committee member

The Community and Researcher Engagement (CaRE) program from the Central Clinical School at Monash University hosted a hybrid seminar called ‘Myeloproliferative Neoplasms – Towards Precision Medicine’ at the Betty & John Laidlaw Education & Innovation Hub on Thursday, 13 October 2022.

Monash part of global study investigating how vagus nerve stimulation controls epilepsy

Monash University is part of a global consortium to study why
stimulating the vagus nerve is effective for controlling epilepsy

The Vagus nerve is one of the most important cranial nerves in the body – conveying information to and from the brain to most visceral organs. It is responsible for the control of diverse homeostatic processes essential for life, including cardiovascular function and gut motility. 

Since the early 90’s electrical stimulation of the human vagus nerve, via surgically implanted electrodes wrapped around the nerve, has been established as an important treatment for selected patients with drug-resistant epilepsy. How it works is poorly understood, but Monash University has joined forces with a global consortium funded USD$21M to find out more.

See faculty story

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