Monday, 29 October 2018

James Ong presents his research into the two sides of inflammation

Monash to lead a new generation of medical research with the launch of Biobanking Victoria

Professor Melissa Southey
A brand new Monash University-led initiative, Biobanking Victoria will change the way researchers can translate discoveries into practice at hospitals and via clinical trials, thanks to a $1.5 million funding boost from the Victorian Government.

The burden of stroke—banning smoking under 25 years could save millions of lives every year

Professor Amanda Thrift
Stroke costs Australia more than $600 million a year and, globally, the burden of stroke is enormous:10.3 million new strokes a year, with most deaths occurring in low-to middle-income families.

Monash research into ‘fat factories’ in the heart sheds light on the risk factors for heart attack

Dr Nitesh Nerlekar

MonashHeart cardiologist and Monash University PhD candidate Dr Nitesh Nerlekar has discovered that otherwise-healthy people with a low BMI may be unaware of dangerous fats on their hearts, potentially affecting their heart health.

Monash University’s Professor Peter Ebeling raises awareness of bone health for World Osteoporosis Day

Michael Clarke, Prof Peter Ebeling,
Sally Pearson
Understanding the prevalence and risk factors of osteoporosis is the focus of “Know Your Bones”, an official report launched last week at Capital Hill, Canberra as part of World Osteoporosis Day.

NDIS funding decision prevents successful parenting program take-up by stressed parents

A parenting program that brings benefits for parents and children with developmental disabilities will become unavailable for most families under the National Disability Insurance Scheme, says a new research report.

Publications week ending 26 October 2018

Stroke survivor follow-up in a national registry: Lessons learnt from respondents who completed telephone interviews. Dominique Cadilhac et al. published in the International Journal of Stroke.

Analysis of urinary macrophage migration inhibitory factor in systemic lupus erythematosus. Fabien Vincent et al. published in Lupus Science & Medicine.

2018/19 Prizes & Awards Calendar - October to January

Please refer to the attached calendar of prizes of awards for October 2018 - January 2019.

Grant-writing Series for Women - Nail the story, win the grant: Six rules for crafting a compelling proposal

Staff Equity and Diversity are proud to host a free writing skills program to support female researchers in developing their proposals for competitive research grants and fellowships.

ARC DE20 Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards (DECRA) Scheme Workshop Tips, Timetables and ‘To Do’ Lists, 27 November

The Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (MNHS) invites researchers intending to apply in the upcoming ARC DECRA (DE20) round to attend a practical, Q&A-focused workshop on this ARC scheme. Participants are invited to prepare specific scenarios for comment and discussion.


A fellowship scheme to facilitate the training of potential clinical academic specialist physicians within Monash Health has been established in collaboration with Monash University including the Department Medicine, School of Clinical Sciences (SCS), Monash University (MU) and School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine (SPHPM) as well as Monash Health (MH) Division of Medicine.

New DECRA (DE20) Deadline & ARC Template Packs

Please note that the ARC has extended the deadline for the current DECRA round (DE20).
Applications are now due to the ARC by 13 March 2019.  ARC Template Packs are linked here for the DECRA (DE20) and Future Fellowships (FT19) schemes.  Any questions about these scheme should be directed to

Planned Code Yellow - Black Start Exercise - Wednesday November 14, 2018

Forwarded Communication from Monash Health- Impacting Block E and the TRF.  University Buildings (MIMR and MHRP) will not be affected.

Families could miss out on parenting program over NDIS funding changes

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