Thursday, 6 February 2020

February 2020

The Effect of Initial High vs. Low FiO2 on Breathing Effort in Preterm Infants at Birth: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
Dekker J et al published in Frontiers in pediatrics

Neurovascular effects of umbilical cord blood-derived stem cells in growth-restricted newborn lambs : UCBCs for perinatal brain injury.
Malhotra A et al published in Stem cell research & therapy

Effects of Maternal Sildenafil Treatment on Vascular Function in Growth-Restricted Fetal Sheep.
Inocencio IM et al published in Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis and vascular biology

Women in Leadership Program 2020

Mark your calendar to join us for our next Women in Leadership program! This three-day workshop will be delivered by Ms. Tracey Ezard and Professor Helena Teede with support from current leaders in healthcare and research.

Implementation and Healthcare Improvement Masterclass

Hear from internationally renowned experts on innovative means to improve the healthcare system!

Zooming through Mindfulness

We want the practice of mindfulness to reach everyone so we have set up several one hour seminars with Craig Hassed and Richard Chambers through Zoom!

Welcome back sausage sizzle *POSTPONED*

Unfortunately the SCS-Hudson Welcome Back Sausage Sizzle that was scheduled for this coming Friday, 7 February has been postponed until next month. The new date is still being finalised, and we will advise as soon as this has been confirmed.

Cross-channel training

Are you looking to build your professional profile? Want to learn how to engage with the media, increase awareness of your research and expand your network?

Fourth edition of Textbook of Surgery recently published

On 30 January, the fourth edition of the very popular Textbook of Surgery was published in print and digital formats by Wiley (

The editors for this edition are Professor Julian Smith, Head of the Department of Surgery at the School of Clinical Sciences, Professors Andrew Kaye and Christopher Christophi from the University of Melbourne and Professor Wendy Brown, Head of the Department of Surgery at the Central Clinical School.

ECR Ideas Grants Seminar

SCS-Hudson ECR committee are hosting an ECR Ideas Grants Seminar on Wednesday, 26 February from 10.30-11.30am (morning tea at 10.15am) in the Hudson Building, Level 3 Boardroom.

For further information please see the flyer. If you would like to attend, please register here.

Health and Medical Research Office launching monthly newsletter

The Health and Medical Research Office at the Commonwealth Department of Health are about to launch a newsletter. The newsletter will provide the latest news and information about the MRFF, including open grant opportunities.

NHMRC Ideas Grant Workshops - Information session

Please join us for an NHMRC Ideas Grant Workshop featuring presentations by Prof Mike Ryan, Deputy Dean Research & Research Infrastructure, and Dr Jenny Steen (MRO Research Development Office). 

MRFF - Biomedical Translation Bridge Program - Round 2, REGISTER FOR INFO SESSION

The BTB program can provide up to $1 million of funding over a maximum two-year year period to  nurture early stage health and medical research to reach proof-of-concept stage with potential to attract further capital and support.

MRFF Stem Cell Mission Grant Opportunity NOW OPEN

Funding Pool for this round is $6M. Minimum and maximum amounts of funding that can be requested for each grant are $250,000 and $1 million total, respectively. Grants are for up to 2 years.

Reminder: MRFF Traumatic Brain Injury Mission Call NOW OPEN

Funding Pool for this round is $5M. Minimum and maximum amounts of funding that can be requested for each grant are $1M and $2M total, respectively. Grants are for up to 3 years.

Study finds male ageing does affect outcomes for couples with idiopathic infertility who undergo IVF/ICSI cycles

Fabrizzio Horta
Researchers from Monash University have found that a man’s age does play a part in the success of IVF and ICSI treatments in couples where there is idiopathic (unexplained) infertility, regardless of the woman’s age.

In 2017, 40,375 Australian and New Zealand couples accessed In-vitro fertilization (IVF) or Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) treatments.

Dr Fabien Vincent receives research fellowship to investigate lupus in Indigenous Australians

SCS researcher, Dr Fabien Vincent, has received a $50,000 Arthritis Australia Fellowship for his vital research into lupus.

A research fellow in the Rheumatology Research Group, Dr Vincent’s project investigates identifying molecular signatures in Indigenous Australians with systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus).

Monash researchers evaluate world-first study involving stem cells for premature babies with chronic lung disease

Monash researchers with one of the
infants involved in the study.
Monash University researchers have assessed the long-term outcomes of their world-first study that used placental stem cells in premature babies with severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia, a form of chronic lung disease.

Professor Diana Egerton-Warburton awarded OAM

Professor Diana Egerton-Warburton
Congratulations to Professor Diana Egerton-Warburton who received a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for services to emergency medicine in the recent Australia Day Honours.

Professor Egerton-Warbutron is the Director of Emergency Medicine Research at Monash Medical Centre and the Co-Chair of Monash University’s Emergency Research Collaborative (MERC). She has nearly three decades of experience in Australian emergency departments.

SCS welcomes new HR staff

SCS would like to welcome Joanne Warner and Ryan Bayros who have taken over from Christina Ratcliffe (Yu) and Mariam Awad to support the HR activities for the School of Clinical Sciences.

Monday, 3 February 2020

National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation (NFMRI) 2020 grant rounds

The National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation (NFMRI) 2020 grant rounds (General, Alzheimer's, and Cystic Fibrosis) are now open for applications until mid-March.