Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Do you need your profile picture taken?

Our photographer, Ger Hynes, from Hynesite Photography will be on site on Tuesday, 30 September from 11.00am until 12.30pm.

Monash Cardiovascular Health Symposium - save the date

You're invited to attend the Monash Symposium on Cardiovascular Health taking place on Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 November 2019 at the Monash University Clayton campus.

Positions vacant - Hudson Institute

The Hudson Institute are currently recruiting for the following positions:

Professor Michelle Leech - Centre for Inflammatory Diseases

Professor Michelle Leech from the Centre for Inflammatory Diseases has been quoted in Medical Republic about the link between antibiotic use and rheumatoid arthritis.

Professor Dominique Cadilhac - Stroke and Ageing Research Group

Professor Dominique Cadilhac quoted in ABC News on hospital waiting times.

SCS-Hudson Institute WiSDoM Dinner

A joint School of Clinical Sciences and Hudson Institute networking event for female researchers is taking place on Thursday, 31 October at the Monash Club, Monash University Clayton campus.

Will we see you at Health and Safety Month in 2019?

Health and Safety Month 2019 takes place from 2-31 October with events being held across Melbourne and regional Victoria. For more information about 'What's On' please visit the link.

Victorian Clinical Science Symposium 2019 - Life as a Clinician Scientist

Life as a Clinician Scientist is back in 2019 for a day of inspirational talks, networking with leading research institutes and a gourmet plated lunch!

Hudson Social Club: AFL Grand Final BBQ

The Hudson Institute Social Club would like to invite you to their AFL Grand Final BBQ to help you kick off the long weekend!

Dr Arunaz Kumar receives national award for simulation excellence

Professor Debra Nestel and
Dr Arunaz Kumar
Dr Arunaz Kumar from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology has received the Simulation Australasia’s Simulation Achievement Award for 2019 for her significant contribution to the advancement of modelling and simulation in Australia or New Zealand.

AMSO 'Drawings of Love' concert

The Australian Medical Students’ Orchestra (AMSO) is proud to announce its 2019 concert 'Drawings of Love' and are delighted to invite you to what will be a wonderful event of diverse and iconic music repertoire.

Act early to improve bone density for adults with cerebral palsy

Assoc Prof
Frances Milat
Many people do not realise that people with cerebral palsy (CP) have lifelong complications from brittle bones caused by reduced bone density. A recent study has identified the key factors that  influence low bone density in adults with CP. The findings can inform strategies to improve long term quality of life for people with CP.

Hiking Te Araroa for osteoporosis

Mickey O'Donnell and
Michell Doyle
Michelle Doyle was just 24 when she was diagnosed with osteoporosis, a chronic yet common disease usually associated with old age. Finding out her bones were frail came as a big shock, and Michelle admits to knowing very little about the disease at the time.

Call for participants: 'Work and Wellness' focus group sessions

The Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation (School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University) are inviting female Monash academic and professional staff to take part in focus groups.

iLabs booking system presentation for MHTP Technology Platforms

MHTP Technology Platforms invites all Platform Users and Supervisors to attend this demo session to understand all the great capabilities and reporting features in iLabs.

Publications for 10th September 2019

A multicenter retrospective comparison of induction chemoimmunotherapy regimens on outcomes in transplant-eligible patients with previously untreated mantle cell lymphoma.
Ng Z Y et al published in Hematological Oncology

Biochemical comparison of 8 h haemodialysis and 4 h haemodiafiltration, and two dialysis membranes, in a randomized cross-over trial.
Choo S Z et al published in Nephrology

Serine-phosphorylated STAT3 promotes tumorigenesis via modulation of RNA polymerase transcriptional activity.
Balic J et al published in Cancer Research


Wednesday, 11 September 2019

ARC Future Fellowships 2020 (FT20) Information for Applicants

The Faculty Research Office (FRO) has launched a new online resource for FMNHS ARC Future Fellowships (FT20) applicants to provide you with up-to-date advice and information to help you prepare your application. 

Introducing BeneHub

BeneHub is your always on, always accessible resource that lets you take charge of your own health and wellbeing to become 'your best you'.

SCS-Hudson Institute WiSDoM Dinner

A joint School of Clinical Sciences and Hudson Institute networking event for female researchers is taking place on Thursday, 31 October at the Monash Club, Monash University Clayton campus.

NHMRC funding success at the Monash Health Translation Precinct

Dr David Scott
Monash Health Translation Precinct (MHTP) researchers from the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health (SCS) and Hudson Institute of Medical Research have been successful in the latest round of NHMRC grants.

SCS welcomes new Research Manager

We are delighted to announce that Dr Vanalysa Ly commenced in SCS this week as our inaugural Research Manager.

Vanalysa (Vann) has a PhD in Materials Engineering, and joins the team from the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences where she was responsible for research management and graduate research, including animal ethics management and scheduled 8 and 9 poisons.

Applying for grants?

If you intend to apply for any external grants, please complete the Google form no later than this Friday, 13 Sep 2019 to let us know so that we can allocate the appropriate resources for you.

Rare Cancers, Rare Diseases and Unmet Need (RCRDUN) Clinical Trials Program

The next round of funding from the Rare Cancers, Rare Diseases and Unmet Need (RCRDUN) Clinical Trials Program will focus on reproductive cancers - cervical, ovarian, fallopian and testicular.

Joint Medicine-Pharmacy IDR Seed Funding Grants 2020 (JMP 2020) APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

Interdisciplinary research and collaborative research initiatives across faculties is valued at Monash University.

AFL Grand Final public holiday reminder

A reminder that Friday, 27 September is the Grand Final Day public holiday, which is recognised by the University - meaning you do not need to come to work!

Monash neonatologist to chair at the DOHaD World Congress

Dr Arvind Sehgal, Neonatologist and Head, Cardiovascular Research at Monash Children’s Hospital and Professor of Pediatrics, Monash University has been invited to chair at the DOHaD World Congress which will be held in Melbourne, Australia in October 2019.

Medical Genomics Facility - iLabs Booking System Demo Session

We recommend all Platform Users and Supervisors to attend this demo session to understand all the great capabilities and reporting features. Platform Managers will also briefly review any specific iLabs booking processes to follow when booking their capabilities.

2019 Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM Scholars Award Program - CALL FOR EOI APPLICATIONS

The Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM Scholars Award Program aims to fuel the development of female STEM2D leaders and feed the STEM2D talent pipeline by awarding and sponsoring women at critical points in their research careers, in each of the STEM2D disciplines:

MMC/MCH Site Alert: Planned Code Yellow - Black Start Exercise - Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Monash Medical Centre (MMC) and Monash Children’s Hospital (MCH) have scheduled the annual Planned Code Yellow “Black Start” emergency power supply exercise for Wednesday, 18 September 2019.

Monash Walk and Fun Run

Previously known as the Monash Global Walk/Run, all SCS and Hudson staff and students are invited to put on their walking shoes and take part in this Monash community event to be held across all Monash campuses and sites.

Publications for 3rd September 2019

HLA and kidney disease: from associations to mechanisms.
Robson K J et al published in Nature Reviews Nephrology

Immune-mediated kidney disease in 2017: Progress in mechanisms and therapy for immunological kidney disease.
Holdsworth S R et al published in Nature Reviews Nephrology

Musculoskeletal health of Indigenous Australians.
Zengin A et al published in Archives of Osteoporosis


Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Publications for 27th August 2019

The utility of coronary computed tomography angiography in elderly patients.
Laggoune J et al published in Journal of Geriatric Cardiology

Pharmacological lipid-modification therapies for prevention of ischaemic heart disease: current and future options.
Ray K K et al published in The Lancet

Aortic distensibility is associated with both resting and hyperemic coronary blood flow.
Nelson A J et al published in The American Journal of Physiology.

Showcasing research excellence at the 2019 MHTP PhD Symposium

Mary Mansilla
The 2019 MHTP PhD Student Showcase Symposium took place last week showcasing the amazing and impactful work of our PhD students. The event was a wonderful opportunity to learn about the significant discoveries that are happening within the Precinct, and to hear from our future research leaders.

Save the date - SCS 'Wild West' Lunch

It's what you've all been waiting for! The SCS end-of-year celebration will be held on Thursday, 19 December at the Sandringham Yacht Club from 12 noon. This year's theme is 'Wild West' - so put on your chaps, saddle up, and join us for an afternoon of great food and music.

Helping you stay safe

Making sure you always feel safe is something we take very seriously. Monash University and Monash Health provide a range of services for staff and students, including shuttle and security escort services.

MMC/MCH Site Alert: Planned Code Yellow - Black Start Exercise - Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Monash Medical Centre (MMC) and Monash Children’s Hospital (MCH) have scheduled the annual Planned Code Yellow “Black Start” emergency power supply exercise for Wednesday, 18 September 2019.

Fundamentals in Obstetric Care II: Labour and birth

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is holding a short course this Saturday, 7 September on Fundamentals in Obstetric Care II: Labour and birth.

Updating your Pure Profile - Promotions and Performance Development and Planning

Ahead of the forthcoming promotion round and discussions for 2020 performance development and planning you are strongly encouraged to review your Pure profile to ensure all your research related information is up to date.

SCS-Hudson-MCHRI MRFF information session and workshop

Researchers are invited to attend an MRFF information session and planning workshop on Friday, 13 September from 9:30am - 11:00am in Seminar Room 1 on the ground floor of the TRF building.

MHTP Open Day Success

SCS and Hudson Institute hosted emerging research leaders last week at our Student Open Day held at the Monash University Clayton campus. Prospective students had the opportunity to talk and network with SCS researchers and current students about exploring a career in medical research.

MCHRI Short Courses: Implementation masterclass & Women in Leadership program

Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation (MCHRI) are conducting exciting professional development courses. MCHRI is a key partnership between Monash Health and Monash University, forming a unique, collaborative centre focused on directly delivering improved health outcomes.

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Nights weigh on workers

Research by Associate Professor Maxine Bonham from the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food has featured in the Herald Sun. Read the full article here


What's your real health age?

Ever wanted to know how healthy you are on the inside? Well, we’ve teamed up with BUPA to provide Monash staff and students access to an online Health Assessment Tool to tell you just that.

Hazard Alert - Bunsen Burner safety

Bunsen burners can present a fire risk and burn hazard. The open flame burns at a high temperature and can ignite the surrounding materials resulting in serious damage and burns. A gas leak left undetected can pose an explosion risk and can cause damage and injury.

2019 MHTP PhD Showcase Symposium Events

The 2019 MHTP PhD Student Showcase Symposium is taking place this Thursday, 29 August 2019 in the TRF. Attendance by Students, Supervisors and all Staff is welcome as we celebrate the amazing and impactful work of our PhD students.

Cardiovascular disease: Getting to the heart of the matter

The one-size-fits-all approach to how we treat heart disease could be a thing of the past. Professor Stephen Nicholls spoke with the Lens team about the findings of a new co-authored study published in The Lancet which looks at how new therapies will target the disease differently, offering patients a more personalised approach.

Read the full article here

R U OK? seminar series with A/Prof Craig Hassed


Hudson Institute and the Department of Medicine will be hosting their joint seminar series on Thursday, 12 September as part of  R U OK? Day. The seminar will be facilitated by Associate Professor Craig Hassed who will explore mindfulness, caring for others and caring for oneself.

Photocopy audit

The University as a whole has commenced a three month photocopying monitoring audit.  This audit is mandatory under the Copyright Act and the terms of the educational licence held by the University.

Free public forum: Cerebral palsy – a brighter future

The Ritchie Centre is hosting a free public forum on cerebral palsy - a physical disability that affects movement and posture, caused by damage to the developing brain before, during or soon after birth.  CP affects 37,000 Australians.

Women's Health Week - Optimising Women's Nutrition and the Ageing Process

During Women's Health Week (2-6 September), Monash Wellbeing have partnered with Be Active Sleep Eat (BASE) to deliver a presentation on Optimising Women's Nutrition and the Ageing Process.

Publications for 21st August 2019

Sex Differences in Long-Term Quality of Life Among Survivors After Stroke in the INSTRUCT.
Phan H T et al published in Stroke

Hospital organizational context and delivery of evidence-based stroke care: a cross-sectional study.
Andrew N E et al published in Implementation Science

Factors contributing to sex differences in functional outcomes and participation after stroke.
Phan H T et al published in Neurology


Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Food as Medicine courses

The Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food has two fully accredited professional online "Food as Medicine" courses aimed at GPs & nurses starting this week: "Food & Inflammation" & "Food, Exercise & the Gut'.

Call for participants: 'Work and Wellness' focus group sessions

The Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine are conducting a “Work and Wellness” research project that aims to improve health outcomes for women at Monash University and their children.

World-first clinical trial could see nasal spray treatment reduce snoring in children

Associate Professor Gillian Nixon
Researchers at Monash Children’s Hospital and the Royal Children’s Hospital are collaborating on a world first clinical trial to see if a simple nasal spray can reduce the need for surgery for snoring in children.