5 Oct 2016

Photo of the week: Monash Microimaging Image of the Year 2016 competition

Monash Microimaging (MMI) are holding an Image of the Year competition. There are prizes and glory to be had!

Forthcoming CCS events: 10-14 October 2016

Prof Mark Fitzgerald will be
giving CCS's public lecture
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 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 10-14 Oct 2016

Mon 10/10/16 13:30 PhD Pre-Submission Seminar - Mr Antony Kaspi
Tue 11/10/16 12:00 PhD Pre-submission seminar : Ms Maria Kristina Zaldivia
Wed 12/10/16 11:30 PhD Mid-Candidature Review Seminar: Ms Alicia Chenoweth
15:00 Monash University Postgraduate Expo
15:00 PhD Pre-submission seminar : Mr Scott Maxwell
16:00 Monash Graduate Expo
18:00 CCS Public Lecture: Prof Mark Fitzgerald
Thu 13/10/16 12:00 Grand Rounds
16:00 PhD Mid-Candidature seminar : Dr Nirmala Kampan
16:00 Honours thesis submission deadline

Forthcoming events

Recent CCS publications: Week ending 7 October 2016

PhD student Dominik Draxler (left) with Anushka
Fernando (Honours student) right in the Medcalf
. Dominik is first author on a review of plasmin.
Recent publications for Central Clinical School affiliated authors in the departments of ACBD, AIRmed, Gastroenterology, MSHC, MAPrc, Medicine, Surgery:

Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD)

Fredriksson L, Lawrence DA, Medcalf RL. tPA Modulation of the Blood-Brain Barrier: A Unifying Explanation for the Pleiotropic Effects of tPA in the CNS. Semin Thromb Hemost. 2016 Sep 27. [Epub ahead of print]

Draxler DF, Sashindranath M, Medcalf RL. Plasmin: A Modulator of Immune Function. Semin Thromb Hemost. 2016 Sep 27. [Epub ahead of print]

GPs caught out by rise in requests for genital cosmetic surgery: study

The RACGP has published guidelines
for GPs to consult on FGCS
by Anne Crawford

A ground-breaking study of Australian general practitioners has found that of those who saw patients requesting female genital cosmetic surgery (FGCS), around a third reported seeing patients younger than 18 years.

The large online survey, the first of its kind, was conducted jointly by University of Melbourne and Monash University researchers. The survey quizzed 443 GPs about their knowledge, attitudes and practice in managing patients who asked about the surgery and found many were ill-equipped to advise on it.

It’s a gas! Travelling capsule and sensors a boon to gut research

A swallowable capsule with a built-in
gas sensor, microprocessor and wireless
transmitter. Image: RMIT
by Anne Crawford

The human gut and its microorganisms are attracting worldwide attention in scientific and clinical circles, and curiosity in the wider public. A Monash University PhD project that has helped develop techniques to measure intestinal gases as a byproduct of these microorganisms will give valuable insights into changes occurring with our gut bacteria in health and disease.

Welcome to Professor of Diabetes, Paul Zimmet AO!

Professor Zimmet giving a talk to CCS's
medical students in March 2016. The day
had extensive workshops in diabetes
diagnosis, treatments and co-morbidities
Welcome to Professor Paul Zimmet AO, Professor of Diabetes at Monash University and formerly Director Emeritus, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute!

Paul has a lifelong interest in diabetes, starting with his PhD. He was also a pioneer in the epidemiology of diabetes, being the first WHO appointment invited to survey various Pacific island nation populations. In 1984, he founded the International Diabetes Institute which merged with the Baker Institute in 2008, becoming the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute. Paul’s research predicted and has charted the evolving global type 2 diabetes epidemic.  In 1999, he designed and led the team that undertook the first national diabetes and lifestyle study, AusDiab.

Congratulations to Prof Jayashri Kulkarni on election to AAHMS!

Prof Jayashri Kulkarni gave CCS's public lecture in 2015, on
women's mental health. See video.
Congratulations to Professor Jayashri Kulkarni on her election as Fellow to the prestigious Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS)! The Academy was established to provide an impartial and authoritative voice for healthcare. See their 6 October press release.

Jayashri is a recognised leader in the field of mental health, in particular as an advocate for women's mental health. She is Director of the Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre.

Congratulations also to Professors John McNeil, Susan Davis and Catriona McLean on their election as AAHMS Fellows! All four new Fellows are based at AMREP. See detail at:

Congratulations to our recently completed PhD students!

Maha Bakhuraysah
Tse-Chieh Teh
Sreepurna Malakar
Amity Green
Congratulations to our recently completed PhD students!

Shout out for MAPRC: 11 Oct Mental Health Week launch

The Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre team is going to be at the Mental Health Week launch, on Tuesday 11 October, 2016 from 5.00pm – 7.30pm at The Edge Theatre, Federation Square. The team will have a stall, and be able, ready and willing to answer any question you like to ask about mental health research, therapies and treatments. A variety of brains wanted for their research studies too! Everyone welcome. Links:

Opportunities: Grants, Fellowships, EOIs, funding

News from NHMRC Research Tracker: 30 September 2016 contents listing

Research TrackerFriday 30 September 2016
Advanced Health Research and Translation Centres (AHRTC): 2016 Call for submissions now open
Centres for Innovation in Regional Health (CIRH): 2016 Call for submissions now open
Draft Information Paper on Health Effects of Water Fluoridation
NHMRC Joint Grant call with A*STAR, Singapore – opening early 2017
5th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation – Early bird rate closes soon
NAFOSTED-NHMRC networking symposium for health and medical researchers – registrations closing
NAFOSTED-NHMRC networking symposium for health and medical researchers
Development Grants: 2017 Round opening in November
TCR Online Pathway
Nominate to participate in expert review panels for 2017 application rounds
Research Committee activities update
5th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation

Perspective: How to Split the Pie

Bring industry expertise to academia – this was the message [Jan Tennent] brought to Ian Frazer when he was in Melbourne recently with other members of the Australian Medical Research Advisory Board for a public consultation on the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).

See full article on BioMedVic website: biomedvic.org.au/how-to-split-the-pie/
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