Wednesday, 12 February 2020

12 February 2020

Treatment effect of oil-based contrast is related to experienced pain at HSG: a post-hoc analysis of the randomised H2Oil study.
Van Welie N et al published in Human reproduction (Oxford, England)

Caesarean section at term and the risk of preterm birth in subsequent pregnancy: a longitudinal linked national cohort study.
Visser L et al published in BJOG: an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology

Treatment of severe hypertension during pregnancy: we still do not know what the best option is.
Wertaschnigg D et al published in Hypertension in pregnancy

SAPPHIRE - NHMRC Grant Management System

Progress is continuing towards the implementation of the new NHMRC grant management solution, Sapphire. In preparation for the potential launch, NHMRC will copy RGMS users’ CV/Profile data from RGMS to Sapphire after 5pm AEDT on Wednesday 12 February 2020.

MRFF - National Critical Research Infrastructure Initiative

Applied Artificial Intelligence Research in Health Grant Opportunity. Closing 3 March, 2020 $7.5M Grant Pool  Grant size $1-5M. Monash internal deadlines: Please submit a complete draft application including draft Board/CEO letter to MRO (via Pure pre-approval) by February 25, 2020.

Wear Red Day - Friday 14 February

National 'Wear Red Day' is on this Friday, 14 February. Its aim is to raise awareness for heart disease, as well as raising money for life saving research. Heart disease is the leading cause of death and disability in Australia, so please 'Wear Red' to show your support for this wonderful initiative

Information session - apply for round 2 subsidies to the National Drug Discovery Centre

Subsidy applications for the National Drug Discovery Centre (NDDC) are now open. An information session and Q&A on the NDDC will be held at Hudson Institute on Tuesday 18 February from 11am-12pm, in TRF Level 2 Seminar Room 1. Please register here if you would like to attend.

SCS researchers part of landmark study to treat common lung condition

Professor Diana Egerton-Warburton
Researchers from Australia and New Zealand, including from the School of Clinical Sciences, have collaborated on a landmark study to assess the appropriate level of management for treating spontaneous pneumothorax – a collapsed lung.

Associate Professor Claire Palermo receives internationally recognised HEA fellowship

Associate Professor Claire Palermo
Congratulations to Associate Professor Claire Palermo who has been granted a Higher Education Academy (HEA) Principal Fellowship in recognition of her commitment and contribution to student learning, and for her effective strategic leadership in academic practice.

SCS-Hudson Institute International Women's Day event

To celebrate International Women's Day, the SCS Women in Science, Discovery and Medicine (WiSDoM) Committee and Hudson Institute Equity and Diversity committee are hosting and afternoon of Tea and Stories.

Correct disposal of electronic equipment (eWaste)

From 1 July this year the Victorian Government banned all e-Waste from entering landfill. e-Waste can be described as anything with a plug or battery, in working condition or faulty.

Precise antibiotic dosage found to reduce postoperative complications in common surgical procedure

Mr Ram Nataraja
New research led by Mr Ram Nataraja from the Department of Paediatrics has demonstrated the precise antibiotic post-operative dosage which can significantly reduce wound infection rates amongst children who undergo a simple appendicectomy.

SCS OHS procedures

This year, we will developing a number of important OHS procedures to better align with the University's OHS management system. These will be drafted in consultation with the SCS OHS committee.

Social media policy

The University's new social media policy and procedure, which applies to both students and staff, has come into effect as of 6 January, 2020.

Call to update Honours and Graduate Research projects for 2021

It is that time of year when we ask you to update your projects in Supervisor Connect, ahead of our BMedSc(Hons) and Hons/PhD recruitment season which begins in May. Supervisor Connect is our primary Higher Degree by Research (HDR) recruitment tool.

Long-term support for stroke survivors under the microscope

Dr Joosup Kim
A Monash University researcher will investigate whether patients with stroke are getting the treatment and support they need to live well once they leave hospital and return home.

Dr Joosup Kim has received a $50,000 Stroke Foundation research grant for his project, which will focus on the quality of care provided by general practitioners (GPs) for patients with stroke once they are discharged from hospital.

The Commercialisation Journey - Learnings from Cincera Therapeutics

The Monash Innovation team are organising a seminar on Wednesday, 26 February about (medical) research translation/commercialisation with speakers from NFMRI, MRCF and Monash (Researcher and Monash Innovation).

Walt Institute masterclass

The Walt Institute are running a masterclass on 'How to Manage the Busyness More Effectively'. This free live masterclass is taking place on Saturday, 22 February. For more information and to register please please visit the website.