Monday, 30 July 2018

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What's on at SCS

The School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health (SCS) has regular lectures, seminars and postgraduate presentations.   SCS staff and students can see more details of events at the SCS Intranet Announcement and events page.

SCS Events calendar

Tue 31/07/2018 09:30 Early Career Researcher Program Getting
 Started in your Research Career
12:00 CID seminar: Human amniotic epithelial cells
 in babies with established bronchopulmonary dysplasia – Our first-in-human experience
Wed 01/08/2018 11:00 Gaining deeper insight from your RNA analysis
12:30 Grand Round: “The Australian Paired Kidney Exchange Program”
Thur 02/08/2018 12:00 Hudson seminar: Prof Paul Thomas
Mon 06/08/2018 09:30 Nazanin Karimnia's PhD confirmation of candidature, "Targeting Invasive Leader Cells in Ovarian Cancer"
Thur 09/08/2018 13:00 Update on the STAREE Clinical Trial:  Statins in Reducing Events in the Elderly
Mon 13/08/2018 17:00 MHTP Open Day
Tue 21/08/2018 12:00 BDI seminar: Preterm growth restriction and BPD: the vascular hypothesis and related physiology
18:00 WiSPP Invitation: Women in Medical Research
Wed 22/08/2018 12:00 Mixed methods research in health: 
introduction to group concept mapping methodology
Mon 27/08/2018 12:00 Pride Thinking and Inclusive Design
Sat 08/09/2018 09:00 Who is a Clinician Scientist and what skills do they need?
Wed 12/09/2018 08:30 Interprofessional learning symposium: facilitating successful interprofessional programs
Mon 17/09/2018 16:00 Open Forum with the Head of the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health, Prof Eric Morand

MNHS Intensive Writing Course for Science Communication, starts August 7

This advanced course in scientific writing aims to teach students key practical writing skills they can apply in writing doctoral theses, articles and grants.

The course consists of ten one-hour-long sessions over ten weeks. Each session teaches a single writing concept, which is reinforced by discussion, post-session quizzes and written assessment.

Can you help? We need sperm donations!

We are undertaking research and training sessions assessing semen parameters, sperm DNA damage in human sperm after vitrifying and cryopreservation.

We need your help for 27th July, (2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th and 31st August).

Staff and student wellbeing programs

Monash Health Service offers a range of courses and programs for staff and students.

Please see student program details HERE .

Staff program details HERE.

Simple ‘sleep hormone’ skin patch could protect at-risk newborns

Dr James Aridas
A simple, cheap treatment of a skin patch containing a naturally occurring ‘sleep hormone’ could soon help to protect newborn babies from brain damage caused by oxygen deprivation at birth.


Does combined osteopenia/osteoporosis and sarcopenia confer greater risk of falls and fracture than either condition alone in older men? The Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project. David Scott et. al. published in The Journals of Gerontology

Preterm umbilical cord blood derived mesenchymal stem/stromal cells protect preterm white matter brain development against hypoxia-ischemia. Suzie Miller et al. published in Experimental Neurology.

Baby-Directed Umbilical Cord Clamping: A Feasibility Study. Douglas Blank et al. published in Resuscitation.

Is it time to screen all patients with hypertension for primary aldosteronism? Jun Yang et al.  published in the Medical Journal of Australia.

Saline suppression test parameters may predict bilateral subtypes of primary aldosteronism. Jun Yang et al. published in Clinical Endocrinology.

Autonomic Cardiorespiratory Physiology and Arousal of the Fetus and Infant. Rosemary Horne published in SIDS Sudden Infant and Early Childhood Death: The Past, the Present and the Future.

Characterization of human-like menstruation in the spiny mouse: comparative studies with the human and induced mouse model. Nadia Bellofiore et al. published in Human Reproduction.

Resting Indexes in the Functional Assessment of Left Main and Left Anterior Descending Coronary Stenoses: A Case for Caution. Abdul Ihdayhid et al. published in JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions.

Recommendations from the international evidence-based guideline for the assessment and management of polycystic ovary syndrome. Helena Teede et al. published in Fertility and Sterility.

Recommendations from the international evidence-based guideline for the assessment and management of polycystic ovary syndromeHelena Teede et al. published in Clinical Endocrinology.

Retrospective review of screening for Sturge-Weber syndrome with brain magnetic resonance imaging and electroencephalography in infants with high-risk port-wine stains. Michael Ditchfield et al. published in Pediatric Dermatology.

Targeted therapy for metastatic colorectal cancer. Eva Segelov et al. published in Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy. 

Risk factors for the development of chest infections in acute stroke: a systematic review. Dominique Cadilhac et al. published in Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation.

The OSA-5: Development and validation of a brief questionnaire screening tool for obstructive sleep apnea in children. Gillian Nixon et al. published in the International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology.

G​rant guidelines for NHMRC’s new grant schemes now available

NHMRC have released the grant guidelines (i.e. Funding Rules) for the new Investigator, Synergy, Ideas and Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies (CTCS) Grant schemes.

The​ documents ​are available on GrantConnect under forecast opportunities.  Visit website for further information.

The Women in Science Parkville Precinct celebrates Women in Medical Research

We invite you to celebrate the achievement of Victorian women in health and biomedical research, and to discuss new strategies to achieve gender equality in this vital sector.

21 August, 6.00pm-7.30pm
Victoria Parliamert House, Federation room

RSVP to by 6 August