Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Is your Pure profile up-to-date?

Dear researchers,

We are in the process of ensuring that all SCS researchers' Pure profiles are up-to-date.  The emphasis on Pure is because Monash Pure pages are ranked very high in search engines such as Google.

NHMRC Investigator Grant - Hudson / SCS Review Process Evaluation: Please fill in survey

Dear NHMRC Investigator Grant Applicants,

Please fill in the quick survey by clicking on this link and answering the questions by Friday 8 March.

Your participation will allow the Research Office Team to assess how the process went in 2019 as the Research Office is keen to ensure applicants receive high quality reviews.

BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards

The BBVA Foundation, in collaboration with the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), is pleased to announce the twelfth edition of the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards, and to invite you to participate by nominating a can­didate or candidates through the institution to which you belong,

2019 NFMRI Biomedical Research Funding Opportunities

From the National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation

Dear All,

We wish to advise that we have a number of funding opportunities available in 2019 which might be of interest to you or your colleagues.

Drop-in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Guidance Sessions

Date: 3rd Friday of each month
Time: 12pm-1pm
Venue: TRF Building, H04 Technology Platform Foyer
Facilitators: Dr. Lucy Busija (Biostatistics) and A/Prof. David Powell (Bioinformatics)

Media mentions: Dr Vinayak Smith

Dr Vinayak Smith on Channel 7, Channel 9, The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald

2019 Networks of Excellence (NoE) Grant Scheme – Applications now open

The Office of the Senior Vice-Provost & Vice-Provost (Research) has today announced that the 2019 round of the International Networks of Excellence Grant Scheme (NoE) scheme is NOW OPEN.

The aim of the NoE scheme is to foster and accelerate researcher-initiated collaborations involving high quality research groups and clusters (rather than one-to-one) here at Monash, and abroad.

Online Animal Ethics Training for SCS Animal Users

From Hudson Animal Ethics Office

Dear Investigators,

We are pleased to announce that animal ethics training will now be offered online through  myDevelopment. Simply log in, search for “animal ethics” and complete the training at your convenience. This online training replaces the in-person sessions that we used to run each quarter.

2019 Tall Poppy Awards - Nominations Now Open

Nominations for 2019 Tall Poppy Awards are now open and close on 10 April. 

Selection criteria include outstanding research / academic achievement as well as excellence in communication and community engagement to promote an understanding of science.

Call for applications - 2019 Faculty Travel Grant - for eligible SCS Early Career Researchers

Under the Faculty Travel Grant Scheme 2019, the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health (SCS) is offering 11 travel grants, each valued at $1000.  These grants are to support early to mid-career researchers (Levels A-C) for their international conference travel, and allocation is contingent upon abstract acceptance.  We now invite applications from eligible SCS staff.  

Collaborative grants awarded after speed-networking

Story courtesy of Hudson Communications.

Two grants of $10,000 each were awarded to Dr Jemma Evans and Dr Nicole Kellow (SCS; Nutrition, Dietetics and Food); and Dr Courtney McDonald and Dr Shu Wen Wen (SCS; Centre for Inflammatory Diseases).

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Publications for 26 February 2019

Neonatal Morbidities of Fetal Growth Restriction: Pathophysiology and Impact. Malhotra A, Allison BJ, Castillo-Melendez M, Jenkin G, Polglase GR, Miller SL. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2019 Feb 7;10:55. doi: 10.3389/fendo.2019.00055. eCollection 2019. Review. PMID: 30792696 [PubMed] Free PMC Article

Differences by age and sex in adolescent suicide. Lee S, Dwyer J, Paul E, Clarke D, Treleaven S, Roseby R. Aust N Z J Public Health. 2019 Feb 20. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12877. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30786107 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Is there a Threshold that Triggers Cortical Arousals in Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Li Y, Orr J, Jen R, Sands SA, DeYoung P, Smales E, Edwards B, Owens RL, Malhotra A. Sleep. 2019 Feb 22. pii: zsz047. doi: 10.1093/sleep/zsz047. [Epub ahead of print PMID: 30794310 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Monday, 4 March 2019

Virtual reality world first helps pregnant women cope with painful procedure

Story courtesy: Monash media

A Monash University (Australia) trial has shown the promising potential of virtual reality to help women cope with pain during a common procedure to reposition their breech baby in preparation
for delivery.