Wednesday, 13 March 2019

From little things, big things grow

The Kim Jolly Lupus Research Fund was established in memory of Ms Kim Jolly, a young woman who tragically lost her life to Lupus after a long struggle. Initiated by her family, and now carried on in partnership with Lupus Victoria, the leading Lupus patient support organisation, the Kim Jolly Lupus Research Fund has supported lupus research at Monash University for the past ten years, having donated almost $200,000.

Aidan Kashyap awarded the best oral presentation

Aidan Kashyap
Aidan Kashyap
Congratulations to PhD student Aidan Kashyap from The Ritchie Centre at Hudson Institute of Medical Research, who recently spoke at the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine's Annual Pregnancy Meeting in Las Vegas.

Free ISCT workshop for medical, nursing and pharmacy students

A special initiative to Medical, Pharmacy and Nursing students

CSL Research Acceleration Initiative

Looking to translate your research into life-saving therapies for patients and work with one of the world’s leading biopharmaceutical companies?

CSL, Monash University and Hudson Institute have established a new collaborative initiative to accelerate research across selected therapeutic areas.  CSL have committed to fund selected projects across Australia, with up to $500,000 each, for up to 24 months

Global Connections Fund (GCF) - Bridging Grants Program 2019

Monash Global Engagement has received a notice regarding the Bridging Grants under the Global Connection Fund (GCF).

Bridging Grants are designed to support Australian researchers and international SME partnerships to grow beyond an initial level of engagement.

Dedicate some time to your health and wellbeing with the Global Walk/Run this Summerfest!

Global Walk/Run promotes a positive and healthy staff and student experience and will be held across many Monash campuses and sites starting the week of the 18th March.


The NHMRC Ideas Grants scheme is now open for applications in RGMS.

The objective of the Ideas Grant scheme is to support innovative research projects addressing a specific question(s).


The NHMRC Synergy Grants scheme is now open for applications in RGMS. 

The objective of the Synergy Grant scheme is to support outstanding multidisciplinary teams of investigators to work together to answer major questions that cannot be answered by a single investigator.

Professor Beverley Vollenhoven inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women for 2019

Congratulations to Professor Beverley Vollenhoven on being inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women for 2019 at an event held last Friday 8 March - which also marked International Women’s Day.

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Publications for 5 March 2019

Human amnion cells for the prevention of bronchopulmonary dysplasia: a protocol for a phase I dose escalation study. Baker EK, Malhotra A, Lim R, Jacobs SE, Hooper SB, Davis PG, Wallace EM BMJ Open. 2019 Mar 1;9(2):e026265. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-026265 PMID: 30826799 [PubMed - in process] Free Article

Pharmacological inhibition of protease-activated receptor-2 reduces crescent formation in rat nephrotoxic serum nephritis. Han Y, Tian L, Ma F, Tesch G, Vesey DA, Gobe GC, Lohman RJ, Morais C, Suen JY, Fairlie DP, Nikolic-Paterson DJ. Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol. 2019 Feb 27. doi: 10.1111/1440-1681.13077. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30811624 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Spatiotemporal Gait Characteristics Associated with Cognitive Impairment: A Multicenter Cross-Sectional Study, the Intercontinental "Gait, cOgnitiOn & Decline" Initiative.  Beauchet O, Blumen HM, Callisaya ML, De Cock AM, Kressig RW, Srikanth V, Steinmetz JP, Verghese J, Allali G. Curr Alzheimer Res. 2018 Jan 23;15(3):273-282. doi: 10.2174/1567205014666170725125621. PMID: 28745226 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]