Thursday, 10 October 2019

MRO Update - Process Changes for ARC Funding Opportunities

The MRO ARC team has been listening to your feedback and is pleased to advise that the following changes will be in effect from 8am Monday 28 Oct 2019:

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Academic Promotion – round open

The Academic Promotion round is now open. If you have not already done so, please make the necessary arrangements with your performance supervisor and Head of Unit (equivalent to Head of School), ensuring that they have adequate time to complete their section in the Case for Promotion form.

World Osteoporosis Day

Bone and Muscle Research Group

World Osteoporosis Day is taking place on Sunday, 20 October 2019. Worldwide, one in three women and one in five men aged 50 years and over will suffer an osteoporotic fracture.

10 Strategies to Help You Thrive as an Early Career Researcher

If you're an Early Career Researcher, the current outlook may not seem promising. But, there are things you can do that will help you survive and even succeed. This article by Dr Shane Huntington outlines some strategies to help you thrive as an ECR. Which ones do you tick?

Evacuation drills at MMC

All Monash University and Hudson Institute areas will be holding evacuation drills on Tuesday, 29 October, excluding the Monash Children's Hospital. Please plan your experiments accordingly, and comply with any instructions given by the wardens during the exercise. For any enquiries about the evacuation drills, please email

MRFF- Biomedical Translation Bridge (BTB) Program information session

The Biomedical Translation Bridge (BTB) Program is an initiative of the Medical Research Future Fund, providing up to $1 million in matching funding to nurture the translation of new therapies, technologies and medical devices through to the proof of concept stage.

MRFF Stem Cells Mission - Draft Road Map

On Wednesday, the Minister for Health announced the Stem Cell Therapies Mission, with the update that an expert advisory panel have drafted a road map and the first grant opportunities of the Mission are expected in the coming months.

Are you on Workplace?

Did you know the School of Clinical Sciences has its own Workplace group? Workplace is a great tool to connect and engage with colleagues, and find out about the latest information that's happening across the School.

Last chance to register: SCS-Hudson Institute WiSDoM Dinner

The 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.

MMC/MCH Site Alert: MMC Service Road Impact - Loading Dock Area

Installation of Infrastructure for the Electrical Upgrade project will be occurring in the Building Plant & Equipment area alongside the MMC Loading Dock. Whilst works are in progress the available width of the MMC southern service road will be reduced.

ARC Industrial Transformation Research Program (ITRP) Now Open

The ARC Industrial Transformation Research Program (ITRP 2020) is now open.

2019 Prizes & Awards Calendar - October to January

Please refer to the Prizes & Awards (P&A) Calendar for opportunities closing in October 2019 through to January 2020.

MRFF Forecast Open Call - $3M for research into medicinal cannabis benefits

The Australian Government is investing $3 million from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) to examine the benefits of medicinal cannabis for pain, symptom and side effect management for cancer patients. 

WorkSafe Tender for Research Providers

As you may be aware that the tender is now open for the WorkSafe Register of Research Providers, which closes on Thursday, 24 October 2019.

Where are all the female leaders in medicine?

The performance of female medical graduates in Australia is equal to that of their male counterparts, yet women continue to be "disproportionately under-represented in professional senior positions." The Lens team unpack the issues that persist, and what we need to do to change it. Read the full article here.

Aidan Kashyap changing the way babies breathe

Find out how PhD candidate Aidan Kashyap is looking to change the way babies establish breathing, particularly in those who require respiratory support. Watch video

Publications for 1st October 2019

Quantitative and Qualitative Coronary Plaque Assessment Using Computed Tomography Coronary Angiography: A Comparison With Intravascular Ultrasound.
Munnur RK et al published in Heart Lung & Circulation

Improving our understanding of breast cancer tumorigenesis across ethnicities.
McKay MJ et al published in Annals of Translational Medicine

Smoking and blood DNA methylation: an epigenome-wide association study and assessment of reversibility.
McKay M J  et al published in Annals of Translational Medicine