Wednesday, 26 February 2020

CSL Research Acceleration Initiative - APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

CSL’s Research Acceleration Initiative aims to fast-track discovery of innovative biotherapies through partnerships between CSL and Australasian research organisations.

The effects of male age on IVF outcomes

SCS PhD Candidate Fabrizzio Horta speaks to ABC News about the impact of male age on IVF outcomes. Watch here

SCS researchers’ part of a team awarded $5 million to stop stroke in its tracks

Professor Amanda Thrift
Congratulations to SCS researchers from the Stroke and Ageing Group who have been successful in securing a five million dollar NHMRC Synergy Grant in collaboration with researchers at UTas, UWA and UniSA. Professors Amanda Thrift and Dominique Cadilhac, and Drs Monique Kilkenny and Joosup Kim received the grant for their project 'Synergies to Prevent Stroke – STOPstroke'.

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.

Publications 26th February 2020

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

Study protocol for a randomized control trial to investigate the effectiveness of an 8-week mindfulness-integrated cognitive behavior therapy (MiCBT) transdiagnostic group intervention for primary care patients.
Frances S et al published in BMC Psychiatry

Adducts Post Acetaminophen Overdose Treated with a 12-Hour vs 20-Hour Acetylcysteine Infusion.
Wong A et al published in Journal of medical toxicology

Call to update Honours and Graduate Research projects for 2021

All projects in Supervisor Connect have now been unpublished. Please 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.

Victorian Medical Research Acceleration Fund 2020 (Round 4) - CALL FOR EOI APPLICATIONS

Round 4 of the Victorian Medical Research Acceleration Fund will provide two tiers of funding, $500,000 and $100,000, matched dollar for dollar, for the translation of early stage health and medical research into health and economic outcomes.

SCS OHS Committee meeting: Call for agenda items

The next SCS OHS committee meeting will be held on Wednesday, 4 March 2020. Please send any items for discussion to Meeting minutes are available on the intranet here.

NFMRI Commercialisation Seminar -The-commercialisation journey learnings from Cincera Therapeutics

National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation (NFMRI), Monash University and Brandon Capital Partners invite you to a Commercialisation Seminar.

New Indigenous Visiting Research Fellowships

In 2020, the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute is launching new Indigenous Visiting Research Fellowships, providing funding support for up to two Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander researchers to advance their research and scientific training at the Institute’s campus in Melbourne. Confirmed PhD students through to mid-career researcher, including clinicians, are eligible to apply.

REMINDER: MRFF Stem Cell Mission Grant Opportunity

The MRFF– Stem Cell Therapies Mission provides $150 million over 10 years from 2019-20 to support stem cell research to deliver innovative, safe and effective treatments.

Eugene Fredericks captains Mazenod Old Collegians to take out cricket premiership in easy victory

Congratulations to our own Eugene Fredericks who captained his team to an effortless victory over St Cecilia's South Camberwell on the weekend to take out the Veterans (over-40s) Division 5 Cricket Premiership in the Eastern Cricket Association.

Workshop: Clinical Registry Data Analysis Using Stata 23 - 24 April

This two-day workshop is designed specifically for those interested in the use of Stata to analyse data from longitudinal studies such as clinical registries, routinely collected health data, and even cohort studies.

Sapphire Launch

NHMRC is excited to announce the launch of the new NHMRC grant management solution, Sapphire. As of yesterday, 24 February, researchers and RAOs will have access to view and update their profile information in Sapphire.

URGENT MRFF – 2020 Novel Coronavirus Vaccine Development Grant Opportunity Now OPEN

2020 Novel Coronavirus Vaccine Development Grant Opportunity open for applications - urgent call for research.

MRFF Assessors sought for Rural, Regional and Remote Clinical Trial Enabling Infrastructure (RRRCTEI) Grant Opportunity

The Department of Health is currently seeking expressions of interest to assist with grant review and assessment processes for the MRFF Rural, Regional and Remote Clinical Trial Enabling Infrastructure Grant Opportunity.

MNHS Library Thesis/Publication Writing Groups

For everyone interested in one of the Library’s popular thesis/publication writing groups, there are a few remaining spaces in the following groups:

Changes to Cancer Council Victoria’s Grants-in-Aid scheme in 2020

Commencing in 2020, all applicants for Cancer Council Victoria's Grants-in-Aid program will apply directly to Cancer Council Victoria. For many years this process was undertaken in partnership with the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

REMINDER: MRFF Traumatic Brain Injury Mission

The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Traumatic Brain Injury Mission - 2020 Traumatic Brain Injury grant opportunity will support clinical research that improves knowledge and its translation into practice in order to enhance personalisation of care after traumatic brain injury (TBI).