Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Outstanding biological psychiatry research at Monash University

Dr Rachel Hill

In recognition of her outstanding research, School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health (SCS) researcher Dr Rachel Hill received the prestigious Aubrey Lewis Award and delivered the keynote lecture at this month’s Biological Psychiatry Australia conference in Adelaide.

SCS staff acknowledged in recent Monash University promotions

Associate Professor Megan Wallace

The School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health (SCS) congratulates the following staff who received recent academic promotions at Monash University:

Monash medical student’s research reveals possible cause of clots after splenectomy

Sarah Luu presenting her poster at
the recent CCS graduate symposium

Monash medical student Ms Sarah Luu was recently recognised for her outstanding research into blood clot risk after surgical removal of the spleen, receiving the prestigious Royal Australasian College of Surgeons’ RC Bennett Prize.

Monash research gives hope to patients with Crohn’s disease

Dr Charlotte Keung

Monash clinician-researcher Dr Charlotte Keung was recently acknowledged for her research into Crohn’s disease, having been awarded a competitive $50,000 seed grant by the Gastroenterological Society of Australia for a pilot study into the use of stem cells to treat the incurable disease.

Monash student highest ranked for Macquarie University MD

 Rathina Ragavan

School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health (SCS) honours student Ms Rathina Srinivasa Ragavan has been ranked the highest applicant for the Macquarie University Doctor of Medicine program, receiving the Macquarie University MD Medical Leader of the Future scholarship award.

Ai Ming Wong's research is helping sleep apnoea patients



Ai Ming Wong's research will determine which obstructive sleep apnoea patients will benefit from surgery

NHMRC Survey coming - Investigating Clinician Researcher Career Pathways Project


The NHMRC have invited Monash to participate in stage 2 of the Investigating Clinician Researcher Career Pathways Project, a survey of Australian clinician researchers. 

Reactivation of the Scopus import into Pure for Research Outputs

Pure has the functionality to run an automated search of Scopus to look for outputs that are available in Scopus but not currently entered in Pure. In the past, the search criteria was not as robust as it should have been, resulting in numerous import errors that caused problems for individual researchers and central teams. The decision was made to switch off the automated search, so as to not interfere with the preparation and submission of ERA 2018.

NHMRC Development Grants now open


The development grants scheme provides financial support to individual researchers and/or research teams to undertake health and medical research within Australia at the proof-of-concept stage that specifically drives towards a commercial outcome within a foreseeable time frame.

2018/19 Prizes & Awards Calendar November to February


Please refer to the attached Prizes & Awards(P&A) Calendar  for opportunities closing in November 2018 to February 2019.  Please note that Green means we have had winners in this category in the past. 

The Ritchie Centre Kaarene Fitzgerald Public Forum, 21 November 2018



AUSiMED 2019 Neuro-immunological Fellowship at Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Israel


Australia Israel Medical Research’s (AUSiMED) is offering an exciting Neuro-immunology fellowship commencing in 2019, in the world leading Unit of Neuro-immunology and Center of Multiple Sclerosis at Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem, for an Australian medical science PhD student.

Moodle upgrade


There is a significant upgrade of Moodle planned for December 7-9.  Official communication will be sent out to all teaching staff shortly.  

MHTP medical genomics facility - Discounted pricing: Illumina, Next Generation Sequencing

Save up to $500 off NextSeq runs and up to $1000 off each HiSeq 3000 lane before the end of the year.
Contact: medicalgenomics@monash.edu

Placenta products for babies slammed as "extremely dangerous" as mothers flock to alternative therapies

Professor Euan Wallace on placenta products.  Read article here.

Publications week ending 16 November 2018

Is length of time in a stroke unit associated with better outcomes for patients with stroke in Australia? An observational study. Dominique Cadilhac et al. published in BMJ Open.

Cardiovascular Autonomic Control Is Altered in Children Born Preterm with Sleep Disordered Breathing. Rosemary Horne et al. published in the Journal of Pediatrics.

Epidemiology and healthcare factors associated with neonatal enterococcal infections. Kenneth Tan et al. published in ACD Fetal & Neonatal edition.

Elective replacement of intravenous cannula in neonates-a randomised trial. Atul Malhotra et al. published in the European Journal of Pediatrics.

Does biological sex impact intestinal epithelial injury, small intestine permeability, gastrointestinal symptoms and systemic cytokine profile in response to exertional-heat stress?  Ricardo Costa et al. published in the Journal of Sports Sciences.

Influence of ASPECTS and endovascular thrombectomy in acute ischemic stroke: a meta-analysis. Ronil Chandra et al. published in the Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery.