17 Oct 2014

Congratulations for 2014 NHMRC project and ECR grants to Central Clinical School researchers

Congratulations to the CCS researchers who were successful in the 2014 NHMRC funding round. Five Early Career fellowships (including one Career Development Fellowship) and five project grants were awarded with an income total of approximately $5.1M. See detail below. The national success rate declined to 14.9% as fewer projects were awarded more money. Source: NHMRC 2014 Outcomes of funding rounds.

MUSIG holds clinical workshop at The Alfred

The Monash University Surgical Interest Group (MUSIG) held a clinical workshop at The Alfred last week, with over 100 people in attendance.

The event provided attendees with the opportunity to learn practical skills from some great surgeons.

The workshop featured stations which taught gloving and gowning, suturing, hand-tying, chest drains and cricothyroidotomy.

2014 Victorian Public Health Awards: 10th celebration

The 2014 Victorian Public Health Awards recognised Victorian healthcare providers in a wide variety of categories for their outstanding work caring for diverse patient groups. Alfred Health was a winner in the "Excellence in quality healthcare" and the "Secretary's Award for improving patient outcomes and patient experience" categories, and highly commended in the Metropolitan health service of the year. Monash Health either won or was commended in several categories. Congratulations to all healthcare providers - ultimately, their patients are the winners.

New: Monash biomedical science news and FODMAP blogs

School of Clinical Sciences (SCS) at Monash Health have recently launched a weekly news blog featuring research highlights, awards, events and opportunities to get involved. See more at scsenews.blogspot.com.au/

Monash University Low FODMAP news blog has been launched, featuring newly tested food items, current research and more. You can subscribe to receive their updates.

Monash Institute of Medical Engineering: #MIME

Monash University has recently launched a new initiative, Monash Institute of Medical Engineering. The Director is Professor Jeffrey V. Rosenfeld. Multidisciplinary teams of researchers, together with top clinicians in Monash's partner hospitals, are creating innovative medical technologies for the heart, lung, brain and vision. The broad research themes include:
  1. Neuroscience and Vision
  2. Cardiovascular and Pulmonary
  3. Therapeutics and Regenerative Medicine.
See more: http://monash.edu/mime/
Tags: #MIME.

Melbourne's Cell Development and Biology researchers meeting 5 November: Abstract deadline today!

Submit your abstract today for the 2014 Annual ANZSCDB symposium. It is being held in Melbourne, and hosted by Monash University at the Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct (AMREP). The symposium will showcase cutting edge cell and developmental biology research taking place in Melbourne, from both students and post-doctoral fellows, working on various aspects of cellular mechanisms, organism development, tissue/birth defects and regenerative medicine. See web page or details below.

16 Oct 2014

30 Oct: Australian Academy of Science Early- and Mid-Career Researcher Forum

The Australian Academy of Science Early- and Mid-Career Researcher Forum (#EMCR Forum) serves as the voice of Australia's future scientific leaders, representing over 3,200 EMCRs at present. We are seeking to broaden our engagement, and have organised a series of networking events around the country with special guest speakers where we will provide an overview of the EMCR Forum's activities and ways to get involved.
Please come along to our afternoon tea event at Melbourne on 30 October with the Lead Scientist of Victoria, Ms Leonie Walsh, as the speaker.
Date: Thursday 30 October 2014
Time: 3.00pm - 4.30pm
Venue: Rydges on Swanston, 701 Swanston Street, Carlton
RSVP: by 28 October to sarah.barter@rmit.edu.au
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