Monday, 3 September 2018

What's on at SCS week ending 7 September 2018

School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health (SCS) has regular seminar series and postgraduate presentations.  Please visit the MHTP events page for all upcoming events.


2018 Monash University 3MT winner Nicole Free


Speech pathologist Nicole Free won Monash University’s 3MT grand final competition last Thursday with her presentation ‘Restoring voice with therapy: Can a larynx change its spots?’

A PhD candidate in the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health and the Monash Health Department of Surgery, Nicole’s research looks at how non-surgical interventions, like voice therapy, could potentially reverse or eliminate vocal fold lesions. 

WATCH Nicole here

Monash fellowship enables further research to reduce the burden of preterm brain injury

Dr Vanesa Stojanovska
Dr Vanesa Stojanovska was recently awarded a Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences’ 2018 Bridging Postdoctoral Fellowship—the only recipient in the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health (SCS).

Monash student volunteers to help train medical workforce in Africa

Dr Gordon in Kmuzu Central Hospital, Malawi last week, 
teaching students how to perform a cricothyroidotom
 (emergency surgical airway) on plastic models.
Monash University graduate research student Dr Rachel Gordon is using her expertise to train medical students in Africa, as part of the Specialists without Borders program.

Please Vote for Aya Mousa to Represent Monash University on the Future Science Panel!


Dr Aya Mousa
Early career postdoctoral research fellow Dr. Aya Mousa has been nominated as a finalist for the Future Science Early Career Research Award (ECRA).

Barbora de Courten receives ADS Ranji and Amara Wikramanayake Clinical Diabetes Award

Prof Sophia Zoungas,
Assoc/Prof Barbora de Courten,
Dr. Ranji Wikramanayake 



Associate Professor Barbora de Courten has been recognised with the prestigious ADS Ranji and Amara Wikramanayake Clinical Diabetes Award for 2018.

MHTP Research Symposium 2018 - poster competition abstract submissions OPEN NOW

A highlight of the MHTP Research Symposium is the poster competition.  This year the poster showcase will take place on Wednesday 7 November at various locations throughout the precinct. The highest ranked poster from each research category will be awarded a $500 cash prize.

Applications are now open, and will close on 10 September.   More information HERE about how to submit your abstract as well as our draft program.

WISDOM Workshop - Respect.Now.Always In the Workplace - Tues 11 Sept

An SCS Women in Science, Discovery and Medicine  (WISDOM) Workshop

Tuesday 11 September, 3-5pm, TRF seminar room 3, TRF

R U Ok Day, 13 September

Register HERE (for catering purposes).


Monash Global Walk/Run, 20 September


Thursday 20th September 2018, Fregon Reserve (near MMC Clayton). 

JDRF Travel Grants Open for Applications


JDRF provides grants of up to $2,000 for domestic travel, and up to $4,000 for international travel to early stage scientists, mid-career researchers and allied health/nursing professionals. The awards are designed to provide funding for travel to research institutions or scientific meetings, for the purpose of furthering the recipient’s expertise in type 1 diabetes research or management.

Postgraduate Publication Awards Round 4/2018 - Applications close Monday 1st October 2018


Applications for PPA Round 4/2018 are now open and will close on Monday 1st October 2018.

The quarterly round applies to candidates who will be submitting their thesis between 1 October - 31 December 2018.

FOCUS series for MNHS GR students: Information research and communication skills

Focus Series is a set of workshops especially designed for graduate research students in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. Its aim is to assist with the development of advanced information research and communication skills.

Increase in parking fees at Monash Health

Monash Health has advised that car parking rates will increase from 27 August 2018.

Accordingly, the charges for car parking will increase from the current $0.63/hour to $0.65/hour from the next pay period.   This applies to University staff paying for Monash Health car parking through payroll deductions. 

Publications week ending 31 August 2018

MANAGEMENT OF ENDOCRINE DISEASE: Therapeutics of Vitamin D. Peter Ebeling et al. published in the European Journal of Endocrinology.

Heritable methylation marks associated with breast and prostate cancer risk. Melissa Southey et al. published in The Prostate.

Interprofessional education and practice guide No. 9: Sustaining interprofessional simulation using change management principles. Arunaz Kumar et al. published in The Journal of Interprofessional Care.

Behavioral and neurodevelopmental outcome of children after maternal allopurinol administration during suspected fetal hypoxia: 5-year follow up of the ALLO-trial. Ben Mol et al. published in PLoS One.