14 Apr 2022

World Parkinson’s day - “Not just motor symptoms”

Back row (L-R): Pakeeran Siriratnam, Kelly Bertram (Head), James
Strathdee, Melissa Tang. Front row (L-R): Mia Wu, Sue Varley
Monday 11 April was World Parkinson’s Day. This day is held annually to shine a spotlight on the lived experience of people with Parkinson’s Disease and their families to raise public awareness globally and also push forward future research to prevent and cure the disease.

Movement disorders clinicians and researchers in the Department of Neuroscience, Central Clinical School and Department of Neurology, Alfred Health participated in the day by wearing purple in their clinic and performing the hand gesture used for assessing one of the signs in Parkinson’s Disease.

11 Apr 2022

MRFF Clinician-Researcher grant successes for CCS researchers

L-R: Prof Anne Holland, Prof Natasha Lannin &
Adj A/Prof Charles Pilgrim

Congratulations to Professors Anne Holland and Natasha Lannin, and to Adjunct Associate Professor Charles Pilgrim on their successful applications for MRFF Clinician-Researcher funding. A/Prof Pilgrim was successful earlier this year for this project under the MRFF RCRDUN scheme.  

See the Monash story, "Monash awarded $5.9m for rehabilitation research projects" for detail of Professors Lannin's and Holland's projects, and summaries below.

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