Tuesday, 2 September 2014

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Monash Health doctors achieve record pass rate in RACP exams

Dr Megan Brown receiving
news of her exam success
Monash University MBBS graduates have once more achieved a record pass rate in their recent Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) clinical exam at Monash Health.

Although a smaller cohort sat the exam this year, the pass rate again exceeded the national average, with 18 of the 23 doctors in the Monash Health class achieving success. 

“We are very proud of the result,” said Dr Henry Ma, Director of Physician Education at Monash Medical Centre.

Richard Ferrero awarded competitive NHMRC Fellowship

On Friday, Minister for Health, the Honourable Peter Dutton, announced $71.2 million in NHMRC Fellowship and Mental Health Targeted Call for Research Grants. In total, the NHMRC announced 74 Research Fellowships, with 13 awarded to Monash University researchers including MIMR-PHI Institute’s Associate Professor Richard Ferrero.  

Richard deserves this recognition of his research excellence and vision as a leader in his field, as well as the clinical impact and innovation of his work. Head of CIIID’s Gastrointestinal Infection and Inflammation Group, Richard will use his five-year $611, 645 NHMRC Research Fellowship to continue dissecting the role of NOD-like receptors (NLRs) in Helicobacter pylori disease, which is linked to development of peptic ulcer disease, gastric cancer, and mucosa-associated-lymph tissue lymphoma, a central focus of his team’s work. By improving physiological and molecular understanding of this disease, the hope to deliver improved diagnostics and treatments, as well as develop a vaccine. 

Grand Rounds - Supportive and Palliative Care- 03/09/14

Unit: Supportive and Palliative Care

Presenter & Topic:  Leeroy William, "Dilemmas in Cancer Pain Management"
 Date:  Wednesday 3rd September 2014
Time:   12.30pm  

Venue:  Main Lecture Theatre, Monash Medical Centre, Clayton

Introduction to Mindfulness, Tuesday 14 October

Wellbeing at Monash is pleased to invite you to participate in a Monash Medical Centre  Mindfulness Program delivered by Dr Craig Hassed. Mindfulness involves a series of simple meditative practices and cognitive strategies to help change unproductive thought and behaviour patterns. Mindfulness can also be described as an attitude to living and may enhance:
- stress management
- work and study performance
- contentment, peace of mind and balance
- relationships at home and work
- concentration and focus in the moment
- resilience
- physical and emotional health
Program date: Tuesday 14th October, 12.30-1.30pm
Venue: Level 5 Surgery Seminar Room., Monash Medical Centre
Cost: Free for Monash staff at MMC.

VC Award for Excellence in OHS nominations now open

Please ensure your nomination is forwarded to OH&S by Friday, 12th of September. Please nominate here.  

Let's show the new VC that the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences is passionate about the Health and Safety of its staff and students!

2014 MAI Research Day

12-4pm, 12 September, Friday  
ACJC Seminar rooms, Building H, 8th floor, Caulfield
Many scholars are doing very interesting research at Monash but often we do not know much about what others are doing. The main aim of the MAI research day is to exchange our research activities and interests and explore ideas for future collaboration. It will also facilitate intellectual dialogues and nurture the sense of togetherness in the studies of Asian regions among scholars. Please see further information here.

Vital need for action sparked graphic obesity campaign

Helena Teede and Catherine Lombard comment on graphic obesity campaign in Australian Doctor