9 Dec 2016

Photo of the week: NHMRC grant recipients in CCS

L-R, top row: Ross Dickins, Eric Chow, Rob Andrews, Jayashri Kulkarni, Andrew Wei, Anton Peleg
L-R, bottom row: Mark Cooper, Rob Medcalf, Trisha Peel, Ben Shields, Merlin Thomas, Jay Jha

See details of the CIs and their projects in this issue's associated article. Welcome also to our new research leaders, Trisha Peel, Mark Cooper, Ben Shields and Merlin Thomas, and to Jay Jha, on a Early Career Fellowship. Jay did his PhD with CCS. See our other Fellowship and Development Grant recipients in a previous article.

Forthcoming CCS events: 12-16 Dec

Kirsty Wilson presenting at the 2015 CCS
graduate research symposium. She is giving
a PhD pre-submission seminar Wed 14 Dec
Central Clinical School has regular seminar series and postgraduate presentations. Event notices are posted on the CCS Events calendar.

CCS staff & students can see details of both public and local events (including professional development courses, trade fairs and Graduate Research Student calendars) and deadlines, at the CCS intranet's Announcements page. Various departments have their own calendars.

See CCS seminar index:www.med.monash.edu.au/cecs/events/seminars.html

What's on for 12-16 Dec 2016

CCS Publications for the week ending 9 December 2016

L-R: Prof Stephen Jane, Dr Smitha Georgy, Mr Darren Partridge,
Ms Alana Auden are co-authors on a paper, suggesting how a trans-
cription factor,
Grhl3, might be involved in impulsive behaviour or hyperactivity
Recent publications for Central Clinical School affiliated authors in the departments of Australian Centre for Blood Diseases, AIRMed, Gastroenterology, Immunology, Medicine and the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre.

See also our featured articles this week on gene code for brain changes in schizophrenia and differences between male and female brains in autism.

Differences between male and female brains in autism

Dr Melissa Kirkovski
by Anne Crawford

Australian males are estimated to be four times more likely than females to be diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The mechanisms that make them more prone to the condition are currently a hot topic of research in the field. 

A former Central Clinical School (CCS) graduate student was part of a study by the MonashAlfred Psychiatry research centre (MAPrc), the CCS and others that found gender differences in a region in the brain implicated in social understanding – a core part of impairment in people with ASD. The research was part of a PhD thesis that later earned Dr Melissa Kirkovski an international award.

Gene code for brain changes in schizophrenia

Dr Caroline Gurvich and a colleague
by Anne Crawford

Researchers from the Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre (MAPrc) and Central Clinical School, in collaboration with Swinburne University and the Baker IDI, have identified a link between a gene encoding a particular dopamine receptor and schizophrenia symptoms in healthy individuals.

The researchers were investigating the D1 receptor gene which is involved in the regulation of dopamine – a neurotransmitter implicated in schizophrenia – in people with schizotypy.

CCS Doctoral student profile - Timothy Gottschalk

Tim Gottschalk participating in the CCS
Postgraduate Student Symposium 2016
By Eliza Watson

Timothy Gottschalk is a PhD student in the Leukocyte Signaling Laboratory at the Department of Immunology and Pathology where he is supervised by Associate Professor Margaret Hibbs. He studied a Bachelor of Biomedical Science and is interested in learning about what causes and drives autoimmune disease.

Congratulations to NHMRC project grant recipients at AMREP!

Congratulations to all our National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) project grant recipients at the AMREP site! Both Central Clinical School (CCS) and the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine (SPHPM) did well. In addition to the CCS based recipients listed below, we would also like to congratulate those researchers who are in the process of transferring their grants to CCS: Trisha Peel, Benjamin Shields, Merlin Thomas, Mark Cooper and Jay Jha (Early Career Fellowship).

Bethlehem grants for MS research and stroke outcomes

Steven (standing, right) with his group when
they were participating in "Red Lab Coat Day"
to raise awareness of MS research.
Congratulations to Bethlehem Griffiths Research Foundation grant recipients in Central Clinical School!

Dr Steven Petratos, Department of Medicine, has been awarded a grant for his research proposal, "A novel approach to reduce the impact of progressive multiple sclerosis". The grant was considered outstanding. See more about Steven's research at his lab page.

Professor Harshal Nandurkar & Dr Maithili Sashindranath (Australian Centre for Blood Diseases), have been awarded a grant for their research proposal, "Delivering CD39 to the injured brain as a novel way to improve outcome after ischemic stroke". See more about their research at the lab page.


Congratulations to A/Prof Robyn Slattery on two teaching awards!

Associate Professor Robyn Slattery
Congratulations to Associate Professor Robyn Slattery in the Department of Immunology and Pathology, who has won two separate awards for teaching excellence! Robyn won the
inaugural Monash University Office of Learning and Teaching Teacher Innovation and Impact Award, in particular for her innovation of Duet lectures.

Robyn’s teaching and learning innovation has been judged as outstanding by the selection committee.

Robyn also won the 2016 Monash Student Association (MSA) Teaching Award for the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences.

Dr Anita Barry receives Outstanding Achievement Award!

Congratulations to Dr Anita Barry, who has won an outstanding achievement award from TechNet Australia for support of teaching and research within their institution. TechNet Australia is a group of tertiary technical staff across Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. People are nominated and then judged by a panel of their peers (a mix of academic, technical and managerial staff).

Anita looks after the Department of Immunology & Pathology's teaching lab at Clayton. She works quite closely with A/Prof Frank Alderuccio and Dr Kim Murphy in the delivery of immunology undergraduate teaching.

8 Dec 2016

D.S. Rosengarten surgical trainee prize winner is Enis Kocak

Dr Enis Kocak won this year's Rosengarten prize
The DS Rosengarten Surgical Trainee Research Prize for 2016, held on Saturday 3 December, was very successful, well attended and with a great range of research showcased.

The winner in 2016 is Dr Enis Kocak (pictured) for his presentation on, “Subconjunctival dexamethasone for the prevention of cystoid macular oedema in routine cataract surgery: a randomised, controlled, trial”.

See more about this year's presenters in the Abstract booklet.

AMREP EMCR 2016 Best Paper Awards

Smitha Georgy won the AMREP
EMCR best paper award in the
Biomedical Research category
Congratulations to the winners of this year's AMREP EMCR 2016 Best Paper Awards! The competition was strong and well done to all for entering. The categories were for Biomedical, Clinical and Public Health, with awards for Early and mid-career researchers in each. Below is a list of the winners in each of the respective categories. Awardees are given a certificate and a $500 Visa Prepaid Gift card.

Congratulations to Amani Alrehaili on PhD award!

Amani Alrehaili
Congratulations to Mrs Amani Alrehaili on the completion and award of her PhD!

Amani's topic is “The role of NgR on microglial/macrophage activity during experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis”. She was supervised by Dr Steven Petratos from the Department of Medicine and Professor Richard Boyd (ARMI).

Amani will be returning to Saudi Arabia to take up an academic appointment at Taif University. Well done Amani, and we will look forward to future collaborations and exchanges.

Congratulations to Erica Kim on poster award

Erica Kim presenting in the 2016 3MT
heat held by CCS.
Congratulations to PhD student Erica Kim, who received the 'Bill Evans Memorial Young Investigator Award' for the best poster on Sunday 4 December 2016.

Erica's poster was part of the 34th Annual Scientific Meeting 'Neuropathology in research', held by The Australian and New Zealand Society for Neuropathology, at Menzies Research Institute, Hobart. Erica is supervised by Dr Steven Petratos. See more about the Petratos research group.

Opportunities: Grants, Fellowships, EOIs, funding

Recent grant and funding opportunities as notified from the Monash Research Office and with thanks to the Biomedicine Discovery Institute for compiling linked summaries. Deadline dates provided.


2 Dec 2016

Photo of the week: D.S. Rosengarten Prize presentations on tomorrow!

Lara Freeman, one of 2015's presenters at the annual D.S. Rosengarten Surgical Trainee Prize, speaking on Adjuvant chemotherapy for pancreatic adenocarcinoma at The Alfred Hospital. This year's presentations will be held from 8 am on Saturday 3 December 2016 at the AMREP Education Centre. See detail of speakers and topics in the Abstract Booklet.
All welcome. See more about the prize and the event: www.med.monash.edu.au/surgery/alfred/prizes/rosengarten.html

Forthcoming CCS events: 5-9 Dec 2016

Isaak Quast presenting
Wed 7 Dec 2016
Central Clinical School has regular seminar series and postgraduate presentations. Event notices are posted on the CCS Events calendar.

CCS staff & students can see details of both public and local events (including professional development courses, trade fairs and Graduate Research Student calendars) and deadlines, at the CCS intranet's Announcements page. Various departments have their own calendars.

See CCS seminar index:www.med.monash.edu.au/cecs/events/seminars.html

What's on for 5-9 Dec 2016

CCS Publications for the week ending 2 December 2016

Professor David Tarlinton's research group. L-R: Michael Low,
David Tarlinton, Cathy Pitt, Simona Infantino, Nick Kokovski.
Michael and David are authors on the HIV vaccines paper.
Recent publications for Central Clinical School affiliated authors in the departments of Immunology and Pathology, Infectious Diseases and Melbourne Sexual Health Centre.

Immunology and Pathology


Low MS, Tarlinton D. HIV Vaccines: One Step Closer. Trends Mol Med. 2016 Nov 23. pii: S1471-4914(16)30148-4. doi: 10.1016/j.molmed.2016.10.006. [Epub ahead of print]

High blood sugar linked with higher mortality for lung transplant patients

Dr Kathryn Hackman, lead author of the study, explaining how
diabetes halves survival after lung transplant. 2013 Video
by Anne Crawford

Lung transplant recipients with hyperglycemia (high blood sugar levels) face a significantly greater risk of mortality than those with normal glucose levels, a study by Monash University, Central Clinical School (CCS) and Alfred Hospital researchers has found.

Laws needed to protect drunk pedestrians on roads: study

The Pedestrian Council of Australia run an active
education campaign for drunk pedestrian safety.
by Anne Crawford

Trauma researchers at The Alfred Hospital and Monash University have recommended improving public education campaigns and introducing new legislation after a study showed that almost one in four pedestrians seriously injured on the roads was intoxicated.

29 Nov 2016

CCS Doctoral Student Profile - Aron Hill

Aron Hill presenting at the 2016 CCS
Three Minute Thesis competition
By Eliza Watson

Aron Hill is a PhD student in the Cognitive Therapeutics Research Group at MAPrc where he is supervised by A/Prof Kate Hoy, Dr Nigel Rogasch and Prof Paul Fitzgerald. He studied psychology in his undergraduate degree and decided to pursue it for Honours where he began looking at brain stimulation, he has continued his interest in this area through his PhD.

CCS Doctoral Student Profile - Alicia Chenoweth

Alicia Chenoweth. Image: Burnet
By Eliza Watson

Alicia Chenoweth is a PhD student in the Hogarth lab at the Burnet Institute where she is supervised by Professor Mark Hogarth and Dr Bruce Wines. Alicia studied her undergraduate degrees in her home city of Adelaide, combining a Bachelor of Biomedical Science with a Diploma in French, followed by Honours specialising in mast cells. While visiting a friend in Melbourne, Alicia found her current PhD project and decided to pursue it, on novel roles of Fc receptors in inflammation.

CCS Doctoral Student Profile - Paddy Dempsey

Paddy Dempsey competing in the 2016
CCS Postgraduate Symposium
by Eliza Watson

Paddy Dempsey is a PhD student at Baker IDI in the Physical Activity Laboratory where he is supervised by Professor David Dunstan, Professor Neville Owen, Professor Bronwyn Kingwell and Dr Julian Sacre. He studied exercise physiology in his home country of New Zealand before moving to Melbourne for his PhD.

25 Nov 2016

Photo of the week: ACBD annual symposium 2016

A/Prof Matt McCormack (right) answering a question with A/Prof David Curtis, Chair of the session, alongside at Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD)'s recent annual symposium. Matt has recently moved to ACBD and his group works particularly on understanding the roles of transcription factors in normal and leukaemic hematopoiesis. See more about Matt's lab.
The Haematology Alfred Health department, the Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD) and Monash Health held their annual Research Symposium on 4 Nov 2016. It was a packed program - see below for details.

24 Nov 2016

Forthcoming CCS events: 28 Nov - 2 Dec 2016

Maverick Lau is presenting on
Wed 30 Nov 2016
Central Clinical School has regular seminar series and postgraduate presentations. Event notices are posted on the CCS Events calendar.

CCS staff & students can see details of both public and local events (including professional development courses, trade fairs and Graduate Research Student calendars) and deadlines, at the CCS intranet's Announcements page. Various departments have their own calendars.

See CCS seminar index: www.med.monash.edu.au/cecs/events/seminars.html


What's on for 28 Nov-2 Dec 2016

23 Nov 2016

Publications for the week ending 25 November 2016

Prof Jenny Hoy with Dr Janine Trevillyan
(seated). They are co-authors on a recent
paper on platelet activation in HIV+ patients
Recent publications for Central Clinical School affiliated authors in the departments of Gastroenterology, Infectious Diseases, Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Pharmacy, Physiology, Surgery (CORE).

See also our featured articles this week on the discovery of a mutation promoting cancer, how an Australian cardiac journal started small and is now international, and chemically inducing a clot-busting enzyme.

Mutation find may help leukaemia patients

Dr Cedric Tremblay (right) with a co-author,
PhD student Dr Sung Kai Chui.  The
research group has identified a cancer
promoting mutation. See paper.
by Anne Crawford

Researchers from Monash University’s Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD) have become the first scientists to describe the mechanisms by which a recently identified mutation makes leukaemia cells more aggressive. Their work is progressing in preclinical trials that may lead to the development of a drug to help treat patients with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (T-ALL) who are resistant to conventional chemotherapy.

Epilepsy drug a potential treatment for heart attack and stroke

The molecule t-PA (tissue plasminogen activator) is a natural
blood clot buster and can be elevated with an epilepsy drug,
valproic acid. Image: Emw - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0
by Anne Crawford

Monash University researchers have struck on a novel strategy to counter the blood clotting (thrombosis) that causes conditions including heart attack and ischemic stroke – major causes of death in Australia. Significantly, they have also found that an existing drug, coincidentally used for epilepsy, could potentially be used as a treatment to prevent thrombosis.

Professor Robert Medcalf, who heads the Molecular Neurotrauma and Haemostasis laboratory in the Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD), said the research started with work exploring the regulation of the molecule t-PA (tissue plasminogen activator), a naturally occurring clot-busting enzyme in the body. The enzyme is rapidly released by the damaged endothelium (lining) of the blood vessel when clotting is initiated to limit the growth of the blood clot.

Journal with heart grows from idea to global circulation

Heart Lung & Circulation
by Anne Crawford

In 1991 a small band of cardiothoracic surgeons had a vision: they would create a new cardiac journal, a platform for young and first-time authors to have their work published. For most Australian, New Zealand and Asian authors at the time there was no stepping-stone to publishing in high-quality international journals.

The surgeons – Professor Frank Rosenfeldt, Associate Professor Alan Gale and Professor Brian Buxton – initially encountered scepticism. There was not enough original cardiac surgical material coming out of a small country like Australia to support a journal, they were told, amongst other criticisms.

Twenty-five years later, worldwide interest in Heart, Lung and Circulation is expanding rapidly – digital download rates doubled in the last five years and in 2015 surpassed 250,000.

Thunderstorm asthma - why does it happen?

Mark Hew explains thunderstorm asthma
to ABC News Breakfast hosts Virginia
Trioli and Michael Rowland. See video
Associate Professor Mark Hew, Head of Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology at The Alfred, explains the phenomenon of  'thunderstorm asthma' and what asthmatics can do to protect themselves.

"The recent thunderstorm asthma event has raised several important questions," A/Prof Hew said.

"How did it happen? It appears that three events need to line-up to trigger thunderstorm asthma.

22 Nov 2016

Congratulations to our recently completed PhD students!

Congratulations to Dr Antony Friedman and Ms Louise Rowntree on their recent awards of the PhD degree. Well done Antony and Louise!

Antony's thesis is titled, "When old drugs become new again - optimising thiopurine metabolism to improve clinical outcomes in patients with inflammatory bowel disease”. He was supervised by Associate Professor Stuart Roberts (Department of Gastroenterology) and Dr Miles Sparrow (Head of Alfred Health's Inflammatory Bowel Disease Service)

Louise's thesis is titled, "The combination of common viral hits and heterologous immunity strongly influences clinical outcomes in 'at risk' lungs”. She was supervised by Dr Nicole Mifsud (Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology), Associate Professor Tom Kotsimbos and Miss Thi Nguyen (Department of Allergy, Immunology and Respiratory Medicine).

CCS Doctoral Student profile - Shauna French

Shauna French and Dr Justin
Hamilton in the lab
by Eliza Watson

Shauna French is a PhD student in the Platelets and Thrombosis Lab at the Australian Centre for Blood Diseases where she is supervised by Dr Justin Hamilton. She studied a Bachelor of Applied Science and Honours at Queensland University of Technology, before  moving to Melbourne for her PhD on defining the role of protease activated receptor 4 in thrombosis.

Welcome to A/Prof Melinda Coughlan!

A/Prof Melinda Coughlan

Welcome to Associate Professor Melinda Coughlan! Melinda is group leader of a research team investigating dietary factors leading to the onset and/or progression of diabetes and its complications. Her team also aims to identify new biochemical targets of therapy for diabetic complications.

Melinda comes to us from the Baker IDI Institute and is supported by a JDRF Type 1 diabetes Clinical Research Network Career Development Award.

Welcome to Eliza Watson, new CCS Communications intern!

Welcome to Eliza Watson, who is joining the CCS Communications team as an intern for one day per week over the summer. She has recently completed her Honours at Monash in the Department of Immunology and Pathology where she was looking into aspects of peanut and bee venom allergy. Eliza is interested in how science can be effectively communicated and is looking forward to learning many new techniques and skills during her internship.

Eliza has already started on a series of CCS PhD student profiles and we will be publishing her stories from this week on! Very pleased to have you on the team Eliza. She can be contacted on email, eliza.watson@monash.edu

18 Nov 2016

Photo of the week: EMCRs @AMREP wanted for 2017!

The EMCR@AMREP group held a very successful symposium in October 2016. Pictured L-R here: Dr Karen Alt (ACBD), Dr Haloom Rafehi (EMCR Co-Secretary, Baker IDI), Professor Sharon Lewin (Director, Peter Doherty Institute and keynote speaker for the event), Dr Lachlan Gray (EMCR Chair, Burnet Institute/CCS), Dr Julia Gilmartin (SPHPM), Dr Thomas Bonnard (ACBD)
An Early-Mid Career Researchers (EMCR) Committee currently operates at the AMREP site and encompass EMCRs from Monash, Baker IDI, Burnet and the Alfred. Our primary purpose is to promote scientific exchange and oversee the professional development of EMCRs (1-15 years post-doc) and post-graduate students on the AMREP site.

The AMREP EMCR Committee is looking for dedicated, energetic and enthusiastic EMCRs (PhD students, and 1-10 years Postdocs) to join our growing and dynamic committee in 2017.

Forthcoming CCS events: 21-25 Nov 2016

Shanzana Khan presenting in
the 2015
3MT CCS heat.
Central Clinical School has regular seminar series and postgraduate presentations. Event notices are posted on the CCS Events calendar.
CCS staff & students can see details of both public and local events (including professional development courses, trade fairs and Graduate Research Student calendars) and deadlines, at the CCS intranet's Announcements page. Various departments have their own calendars.

See CCS seminar index: www.med.monash.edu.au/cecs/events/seminars.html

What's on for 21-25 Nov 2016

Tue 22/11/2016 10:30 Mid-year BMedSc(Hons) - literature review seminar
14:00 PhD Pre-submission seminar - Ms Shanzana Khan
Wed 23/11/2016 11:30 Immunology Seminar Series - Thomas Gerdhart
Thur 24/11/2016 12:00 Grand Rounds: Final for the year - it's a quiz!

Forthcoming events

Tue 29/11/2016 14:00 PhD confirmation of candidature - Ms Ee Fang Yu
Wed 30/11/2016 11:30 Immunology Seminar Series - Maverick Lau
Thur 01/12/2016 12:00 Cutting Edge - Peter Tsirikis

Publications for the week ending 18 November 2016

Prof Magdalena Plebanski explaining a tricky
point at the recent CCS GR symposium. See
her article on malaria vaccine candidate proteins
Recent publications for Central Clinical School affiliated authors in the departments of AIRmed, Anaesthesia, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Psychiatry, Medicine, Surgery (CORE).


AIRmed


Radhakrishna N, Prickett S, Phan T, Rolland JM, Puy R, O'Hehir RE. Anaphylaxis to oats after cutaneous sensitization by oatmeal in skin products used for the treatment of atopic dermatitis. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2016 Jan-Feb;4(1):152-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jaip.2015.07.005. Epub 2015 Aug 15.

New approaches needed for syphilis prevention

Anonymous sex made easier with apps. Image: Bustle
by Anne Crawford

Two separate Monash University studies have shown that new ways of controlling syphilis among men who have sex with men (MSM) are needed because traditional measures aimed at curbing the rapid spread of the disease have not been effective.

Australia’s first dedicated blood cancer research centre

Associate Professor Andrew Wei
The Alfred and Monash University are set to establish Australia’s first dedicated blood cancer research centre, thanks to a $1.2 million grant from the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF).

The ACRF Blood Cancer Therapeutics Centre, based at The Alfred, will be home to the latest technology available in blood cancer research and will enable researchers to dramatically improve outcomes for patients with blood cancer.

17 Nov 2016

Low FODMAP research team wins VC award!

L-R: Professor Peter Gibson (Head, Department of Gastroenterology),
Dr Jane Muir (Head, Translational Nutrition Research group) and
Dr Jaci Barrett (Senior Lecturer) with Professor Margaret Gardner,
Monash University Vice Chancellor.
Congratulations to Central Clinical School's Department of Gastroenterology Low FODMAP research team for winning the 2016 Vice Chancellor's Award for Research Impact (Economic and Social Impact)!

The team's research has resulted in a highly effective dietary intervention for reducing Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) symptoms. They developed the Monash Low FODMAP diet app which is the highest selling medical app in Australia and now downloaded in over 100 countries worldwide. Their public lecture and animation videos have been viewed over 200,000 times.

See more about Low FODMAP diet research and products at Monash:

16 Nov 2016

Surgery's "Cutting Edge" blog November issue now out

Participants sought: Are you an ultra-runner?

The Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc) is currently conducting a study to investigate the psychological, cognitive and psychophysiological attributes of ultra-runners.  

It is often said that the ability to run ultra-marathons (distances longer than 42.195km) is more a matter of mental rather than physical strength.  

We are seeking:
  • volunteers aged between 18 and 70
  • ultra-runners and healthy volunteers who are not regular runners

Participants sought: Blood donors wanted now for research!

We want you - or rather, about 50+ mls of your blood!

We provide $10.00 to cover the cost of your parking/travel costs.

If you are available from Tuesday to Friday between 8.30-10.00 am could you please contact Nikki Kara ASAP to arrange an appointment time. Email nikki.kara@monash.edu, ph 99030122

Reminder: if you have donated in the last 8 weeks, you are not currently eligible to donate.

14 Nov 2016

Photo of the week: MIPSS party v successful!

Monash Immunology & Pathology Social Society held a very successful Halloween (or more simply, dress up) party on 28 October 2016. The most transformed (& winners of best costume) were the hat wearers, Dr Simona Infantino (in green) and Dr Eva-Rachele Pesce (in red). Next to them are Angela Nguyen (PhD student) and Eliza Watson (Honours student).

Forthcoming CCS events: 14-18 Nov 2016

Dr Katharine Goodall
Central Clinical School has regular seminar series and postgraduate presentations. All event notices are maintained on the CCS Events calendar.
CCS staff & students can see details of both public and local events (including professional development courses, trade fairs and Graduate Research Student calendars) and deadlines, at the CCS intranet's Announcements page. Various departments have their own calendars.

See CCS seminar index: www.med.monash.edu.au/cecs/events/seminars.html

What's on for 14-18 Nov 2016

Mon 14/11/2016 18:00 World Diabetes Day
Wed 16/11/2016 11:30 Immunology Seminar Series - Dr Katharine Goodall
Thur 17/11/2016 11:30 HaTeM: Haematology meeting
12:00 Grand Rounds: Stroke without Borders

Forthcoming events


14 November: World Diabetes Day

Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean at the Health
Lifestyle Festival preceding WDD and Dean of Public Health
at National University of Singapore, Prof Cia Kee Seng flank
Prof Paul Zimmet who was a guest speaker at the event.
World Diabetes Day (WDD) is celebrated globally. Professor Paul Zimmet spoke with Star2 about diabetes in context with WDD:
"If diabetes was a country, it would be the world’s third largest nation (by population) after China and India, says Monash University, Australia, professor of diabetes Professor Paul Zimmet. In 2015, China had an estimated population of around 1.37 billion people and India around 1.26 billion, followed by the United States with just over 320 million people. Meanwhile, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) estimated that there were 415 million people living with diabetes around the world in the same year."
See complete article: 
http://www.star2.com/health/wellness/2016/11/13/think-you-know-the-complications-of-diabetes/
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