19 Oct 2014

Photo of the week: Surgery workshop

Surgery is a physical skill requiring detailed
knowledge of actual anatomy. Photo: Caius Martin
The Monash University Surgical Interest Group (MUSIG) held a clinical workshop at The Alfred last week, with over 100 people in attendance. The event provided attendees with the opportunity to learn practical skills from some great surgeons. The workshop featured stations which taught gloving and gowning, suturing, hand-tying, chest drains and cricothyroidotomy.

HDR seminar and major CCS events

All event notices are maintained on the CCS Events calendars (including local events such as professional development and trade fairs and HDR calendars). For a consolidated view, details of events and to see all events and deadlines, see Announcements.


What's on for this week

Mon Oct 20 1:30 PM Psychiatry Professorial Grand Round - Dr Tracy Long
Tue Oct 21 12:00 PM Mid-year BMedSc(Hons) - 1st oral review seminar
Wed Oct 22 1:30 PM Mid-year General Honours - 1st oral review seminar

Thur Oct 23   12:30 PM  ► Prof John Wilson: 'Gene therapy for beginners'


Forthcoming events

Wed Nov 5 9:00 AM 7th Annual ANZSCDB Melbourne Cell and Developmental Biology Symposium
Wed Nov 19 10:00 AM 2014 AMREP Annual Postgraduate Research Symposium
To save a particular event to your own calendar, please click on the "Google calendar" icon found near the event name.  Various Departments have their own calendars: See CCS seminar index: www.med.monash.edu.au/cecs/events/seminars.html

Major CCS events

2014 Postgraduate symposium

Marina Iacovou presenting
at the 2013 CCS symposium

Central Clinical School invites you to attend the 2014 Annual Postgraduate Research Symposium.
Date: Wednesday 19 November 2014
Lecture Theatre, level 5, Alfred Centre for oral presentations and hallway for poster presentations and refreshments.
Enquiries: Laisa Tigarea, hdr.ccs@monash.edu.
RSVP link
Students have the opportunity to explain their research to other students and by participating, will foster collaborations, networking and a greater awareness of the expertise and research being conducted at AMREP. Current PhD students will be running the program, including chairing the presentations: Ms Jodie Abramovitch (chair), Ms Kai Sin Lee, Ms Sara Mohktar, Mr Timothy Colgan and Mr Man Kit Lee, assisted by Ms Dussy Kuttner.   Participants will be judged by a panel of senior academics and postdocs. Attractive monetary prizes will be given for outstanding work.  For more information, please visit: http://www.med.monash.edu.au/cecs/education/hdr-symposium.html

Congratulations to NHMRC project and ECR grants for Central Clinical School researchers

Congratulations to the CCS researchers who were successful in the 2014 NHMRC funding round. Five Early Career fellowships (including one Career Development Fellowship) and five project grants were awarded with an income total of approximately $5.1M. See detail below. The national success rate declined to 14.9% as fewer projects were awarded more money. Source: NHMRC 2014 Outcomes of funding rounds.

Monash Institute of Medical Engineering: #MIME

Monash University has recently launched a new initiative, Monash Institute of Medical Engineering. The Director is Professor Jeffrey V. Rosenfeld. Multidisciplinary teams of researchers, together with top clinicians in Monash's partner hospitals, are creating innovative medical technologies for the heart, lung, brain and vision. The broad research themes include:
  1. Neuroscience and Vision
  2. Cardiovascular and Pulmonary
  3. Therapeutics and Regenerative Medicine.
See more: http://monash.edu/mime/
Tag: #MIME.

Translational Research awards PhD and Graduate Certificate approved

Monash University is offering a new PhD and Graduate Certificate in Translational Research from 2015, the first of their kind in Australia. Monash University’s three clinical schools (Central, Eastern, School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health) have teamed up with associated health services and research institutes to offer the new programs in conjunction with ARCS Australia Ltd*.
These courses offer scientists and clinicians an opportunity to develop skills in the conversion of basic research findings to clinical practice, commercial applications and therapeutic products, in multidisciplinary environments.  The courses are meeting an emerging market need for such skills. See more: 

Blog launches for Low FODMAP research and School of Clinical Sciences

Monash University Low FODMAP news blog has been launched, featuring newly tested food items, current research and more. You can subscribe to receive their updates.

School of Clinical Sciences (SCS) at Monash Health have recently launched a weekly news blog featuring research highlights, awards, events and opportunities to get involved. See more at scsenews.blogspot.com.au/

Media mentions

14/10/2014 PhD student Marina Iacovou, Department of Gastroenterology, is recruiting breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding mothers with babies under eight weeks that have colic and those without it to test a diet therapy: Research study.
Herald Sun, Brisbane Courier-Mail, Adelaide Now and three other online publications.
14/10/2014 Professor Jayashri Kulkarni, Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre, is launching a “tool kit” on family violence for doctors. Herald Sun
19/102014 Our mental health system is failing people on the edge. Herald Sun

19/10/2014 3AW interview with Dr Sally Cockburn aka "Dr Feelgood"

14/10/2014 Emeritus Professor Hatem Salem, Australian Centre for Blood Diseases, on a new study has revealed many Australians are unaware of the dangers of blood clots. 2CC Canberra, 936 ABC Hobart, ABC Southern Queensland and five other media outlets. 

Employment opportunity: Research Assistant HEW 5, DEPM at the Alfred

Employment opportunity: Research Assistant HEW 5 casual appointment, up to 5 days/week
A position is available for a Research Assistant to support three key registries in the Transfusion Research Unit; the Aplastic Anaemia Registry (AAR), the Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia Purpura registry (TTP) and the Registry of Kidney Diseases (ROKD) which are housed in the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, based at the Alfred.