27 Apr 2017

Photo of the week: Wilkinson-Berka diabetic retinopathy group

L-R: Mr Jack Jerome (Research assistant), Ms Osanna Wong (PhD student), Mr Saeed Alrashdi (PhD student), Dr Devy Deliyanti (Research fellow), Prof Jenny Wilkinson-Berka (Group leader). Absent: Mr David Berka (Technical assistant). Jenny's group, specialising in diabetic retinopathy, was previously in the Department of Immunology and Pathology, and has now moved to the new Department of Diabetes. See more about her group and its research at: www.med.monash.edu/cecs/diabetes/research/wilkinson-berka-group.html

What's on at CCS 1-5 May 2017

Red Lab Coat Day 1 May 2017
Central Clinical School (CCS) 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 1-5 May 2017


Mon 01/05/2017 all day Red Lab Coat Day - MS Research Australia
Alfred free flu vaccinations


12:30 Alfred Psychiatry Grand Round: Dr Danny Cheah
Tue 02/05/2017 12:00Science-Medicine Affinity Workshop at Clayton
Wed 03/05/2017 11:30Immunology seminar: Raffi Gugasyan
Thur 04/05/2017

11:30

12:00
Immunology Cutting Edge journal club:Jodie Abramovitch
Alfred Grand Round:Wai Foong Hooi & Bruce Day

Forthcoming events

31 July 2017 Translational Research symposium: RSVP & Save the date!

8 May Monash University Library invitation to "Discover It" expo

Uncover the answers

Whatever your field, the Library has a world of electronic resources for you to discover. We have what you need when and where you need it, with the most up-to-date resources for research and education.

Come to our 8 May DiscoverIt Expo and get to know the new and leading electronic resources in Science, Information Technology, Engineering, Medicine, and related disciplines. Experts will be on hand to provide advice on navigating these resources and making the most of their features and functionalities.

Save the date! 31 July Translational Research symposium at Monash University

Monash University's three heads of its metropolitan based
clinical schools, Prof Eric Morand, Prof Stephen Jane and
 Prof Ian Davis, discuss translational medical research and
 the opportunities it offers for graduate students. Video: 4:31m
Translational Research skills have become an important part of life at Monash's three metropolitan clinical schools. Significant findings and discoveries made in the lab can often get lost in their conversion to clinical practice and everyday medical treatments.

Central Clinical School is hosting a Translational Research symposium on 31 July 2017. All welcome to hear from top Melbourne-based researchers with national and international collaborations in clinical areas. See speaker program and RSVP at:
See more about what we have to offer in Translational Research:

CCS publications update: 8-28 April 2017

Professor Merlin Thomas's group work on the biochemistry of
diabetic complications. See Prof Thomas's most recent article on
GLP-1 receptor agonists for kidney protection in type 2 diabetes
Recent publications for Central Clinical School affiliated authors in the departments of Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD), Immunology and Respiratory Medicine (AIRmed), Diabetes, Immunology and Pathology, Gastroenterology, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC), Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre (MAPrc) and Surgery.

Ancient gene involved in spina bifida also plays a role in motor coordination and anxiety

A/Prof Stephen Ting
by Anne Crawford

Curiosity and a compelling hypothesis prompted clinician and haematology researcher, Associate Professor Stephen Ting, to revisit the subject matter of his PhD a decade later. The findings of his recent study into the transcription factors of an ancient gene family known as the Grainyhead-like (Grhl) genes have revealed more than he expected and may have implications for future neuroscientific research.

26 Apr 2017

Call out for reading material for ages 0-12 years for Bali school

Former SPHPM colleague, Andy McGrath worked at the Alfred Campus for several years prior to moving to Bali for his young son's health in 2014.  Andy is a qualified school teacher, who with his wife Sabrina, set up an Early Learning Centre and now a Primary School (Stella Mundi Primary School). The latter is due to open in Bali later this year.

With limited access to English texts, the couple are now seeking resources for the education facilities and have put out a call for unwanted/used books that are in good condition and appropriate for ages 0 - 12 years.

7 Apr 2017

Photo of the week: Celebrate April Day of Immunology!

29 April 2016 Day of Immunology (DoI) at GTAC. Many schools participated in the day, where students get hands-on experience with lab techniques. Monash Central Clinical School PhD students were volunteer demonstrators. Mahtab Parvaresh (right) demonstrates correct technique for multi-channel pipetting.
 
This year's DoI program of activities is extensive, including: Immunology art exhibitions (kicked off 6 April), discovery tours, secondary school workshops, vaccination café and public lecture. From our Department of Immunology and Pathology the following people have volunteered their time to be a part of the organizing committee for these events: Dimitra Zotos, Jodie Abramovitch, Katharine Goodall, Maria Demaria and Angela Nguyen. Our generous volunteer demonstrators this year are PhD students Mahtab Parvaresh, Angela Nguyen and Timothy Gottschalk, and from Clayton, Dr Maria Demaria.

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What's on at CCS 10-14 April 2017

Dr Dimitra Zotos
Central Clinical School (CCS) 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 10-14 April 2017


Mon 10/04/2017 12:30 Alfred Psychiatry Grand Round: Sudeep Saraf
Tue 11/04/2017 11:00ACBD scientific meeting: Perdita Cheshire & Andrew Spencer 
Wed 12/04/2017 11:30Immunology seminar: Marcus Robinson
Thur 13/04/2017
11:30

12:00
Immunology Cutting Edge journal club: Dimitra Zotos
Alfred Grand Round: Leo Chen
 Fri 14/04/2017 Day Easter Friday Public Holiday

CCS Publications update: 31 March – 7 April

Prof Harshal Nandurkar and some of his
group. He has two publications listed this
week, a review on IDDVT and
Recent publications for Central Clinical School affiliated authors in the departments of Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD), Anaethesia and Perioperative Medicine (APOM), Diabetes, Allergy, Immunology and Respiratory Medicine (AIRmed), Immunology and Pathology, Gastroenterology, Medicine, Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC), Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre (MAPrc) and Surgery.

5 Apr 2017

People with HIV face higher risk of fracture

ART is a contributing factor to loss of bone density in people with HIV,
but the reasons for it are not yet understood. Image: aidsinfo.nih.gov
by Anne Crawford

Contemporary antiretroviral therapy (ART) has transformed the lives of people living with HIV (PLWH) dramatically, with life expectancy near normal and their quality of life improved.

However, it has been known for some time that people with HIV are at greater risk of loss of bone density and fractures, with ART a contributing factor. Professor Jenny Hoy, Professor Director of HIV Medicine at the Alfred Hospital and Monash University, recently conducted a review of all available randomised trial data in which fractures were measured to evaluate the problem.

CCS student profile: Victoria Berquist

Victoria Berquist 
By Eliza Watson

Victoria Berquist has just begun her first year as an intern at Alfred Health. She studied undergraduate medicine at Monash University and in 2015, Victoria undertook a Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) research year at the Central Clinical School for which she was awarded the Hatem Salem Award for Medical Research Student Excellence.

4 Apr 2017

$10,000 grant opportunity, due 28 April: Single Cell Genomics Grant Program

MHTP Medical Genomics Facility, in partnership with Fluidigm and Millennium science, are pleased to offer a $10,000 AUD Single Cell Genomics Grant Program.

This grant program will provide all the Fluidigm reagents and consumables to capture single cells using the Fluidigm C1 Single cell Autoprep system and perform targeted gene expression analysis of 96 gene targets in 96 samples using the Biomark HD system.

3 Apr 2017

Leukaemia Foundation fundraiser - your support wanted!

"Blood on the Road" fundraising cycling team:
L-R Huyen Tran, Jacqui Milne and Stephen Opat
“BLOOD ON THE ROAD”….. is riding again for the Leukaemia Foundation. Donate here

22 – 27 April 2017 in JAPAN (Stephen Opat, Huyen Tran, Jacqui Milnes)

Perspective: Is duct tape any good for treating warts?

On the evidence, duct tape is no better than placebo for
treating warts. Image: Thinkstock
Medical advice should be based on best evidence, the sifting of which is not simple.

Dr Michael Tam makes a critical appraisal of the evidence on whether duct tape is effective for treating warts. While duct tape is good for many sorts of tasks, Dr Tam concludes that it is no better than placebo for removing warts.
http://www.medicalobserver.com.au/medical-news/dermatology/is-there-any-decent-evidence-for-using-duct-tape-to-treat-warts?

30 Mar 2017

Photo of the week: Peninsula Clinical School academic unit

Welcome to our new Academic Unit in Medicine at Peninsula Clinical School! L-R: Professor Velandai Srikanth (Group head), Dr Chris Karayiannis (geriatrician and PhD student), Dr Chris Moran (Geriatrician, NHMRC & ARC Dementia Early Career Research Fellow, and senior lecturer), Associate Professor Richard Beare (Bioinformatics and Imaging), Ms Afton Nido (the group's Executive Assistant), Dr Wei Wang (Biostatistician and senior lecturer. Absent: Dr Nadine Andrew (NHMRC Early Career Fellow, Health Services Research and senior lecturer).

What's on at CCS 3-7 April 2017

Steven Ngo is a PhD student in
ACBD, presenting on 4 April
Central Clinical School (CCS) 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 3-7 April 2017

Mon 03/04/2017 12:30 Alfred Psychiatry Grand Round: Adrian Whitehead
Tue 04/04/2017 11:00 PhD Confirmation of candidature seminar: Mr Steven Ngo
Wed 05/04/2017 11:30 PhD Confirmation of candidature: Ms Amy Wilson
Thur 06/04/2017

12:00

13:15
Alfred Grand Round
AMREP EMCR seminar on "How to Develop a Research Strategy"
  17:30 Day of Immunology photography exhibition opening - all welcome

Forthcoming events


Save the date: 31 July 2017 Translational Research symposium

Day of Immunology photo exhibition opening 6 April 2017

Melanie McCoy, Tracey Lee-Pullen, Chidozie Anyaegbu,
St John of God Subiaco Hospital, WA.
"The World of Tumour Immunology."
Is it a planet? No! It's a tumour.

You are invited to the opening of "Snapshots of the Immune System" photography exhibition, which is part of 2017's Day of Immunology celebrations and activities.

The exhibition  will be hosted at The Stables at Meat Market (via Wreckyn Street, North Melbourne). Celebrate with us on opening night, 6 April at 5:30-9:30pm. Please RSVP

Exhibition opens at 10:00am between 7-9 April.

The event will also be held at Monash Immersive Visualisation Platform, Monash University, Clayton, on April 26 and 27.

29 Mar 2017

CCS Publications update: 24 – 31 March 2017

Prof Mark Fitzgerald is co-author on two
papers notified this week, on cardiac MRI
and coagulopathy & TBI. Image: UMN
Recent publications for Central Clinical School affiliated authors in the departments of Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD), Allergy, Immunology and Respiratory Medicine (AIRmed), Immunology and Pathology, Gastroenterology, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC), Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre (MAPrc), Trauma, and Surgery.

Low FODMAP diet may help women with endometriosis, IBS

Judy Moore is a PhD student with the Monash
by Anne Crawford

Endometriosis is a chronic gynaecological condition affecting up to 10% of women. It is characterised by symptoms such as pelvic pain and severe dysmenorrhoea (period pain) but also by symptoms typically associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

A Central Clinical School PhD student investigating the link between the two conditions has found that a low FODMAP diet appears effective in women with concurrent endometriosis and IBS.

24 Mar 2017

Photo of the week: 2017 Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre team

Team photo: Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre 2017
Front row L-R: Bernadette Cheshire, Dr Caroline Gurvich, Cindy Yu, Emmy Gavrilidis, Prof Jayashri Kulkarni, Mr Anthony de Castella, Prof Susan Rossell, Rachel Brand
2nd row: Michaela Corr, Sin-Ki Ng, Kirsten Gainsford, Amelia Arnold, Toni Picoos, Heather Gilbert, Imogen Bell, Elizabeth Thomas, Wei Lin Toh
3rd row: Sung Wook Chung, Caitlyn Rogers, Susan McQueen, Freshta Omar, Laura Knox, Anne Crawford, Lenore Wambeek, Karyn Richardson, Stephanie Louise
4th row: Caitlin Yolland, Hannah Coyle, Mr Gayan de Mel, Dr Stuart Lee, Elizabeth de Castella, Julia Brodski, Alexandra Gaillard, Philip Sumner, Dr Eric Tan
5th row: James Karantonis, Sean Carruthers, Xianwei Che, Manreena Kaur, Dr Jasmine Grigg, Bernadette Fitzgibbon, Dr Natalie Thomas, Dr Neil Bailey
Back row L-R: Mr Aron Hill, Mr Caley Sullivan, Mr Robin Cash, Richard Thomson

23 Mar 2017

What's on at CCS for 27-31 March 2017

Emily King is presenting
on Tuesday 28 March
Central Clinical School (CCS) 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 27-31 March 2017


CCS Publications update: 17-24 March 2017

Recent publications for Central Clinical School affiliated authors in the departments of Allergy, Immunology and Respiratory Medicine (AIRmed), Diabetes, Gastroenterology, Haematology, Infectious Diseases, Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre (MAPrc) and Medicine.

Allergy, Immunology and Respiratory medicine

Tay TR, Lee J, Radhakrishna N, Hore-Lacy F, Stirling R, Hoy R, Dabscheck E, O'Hehir R, Hew M. A Structured Approach to Specialist-referred Difficult Asthma Patients Improves Control of Comorbidities and Enhances Asthma Outcomes. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2017 Mar 8. pii: S2213-2198(17)30014-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jaip.2016.12.030. [Epub ahead of print]

Monash scientists close in on childhood leukaemia genes

A/Prof Ross Dickins' group works on
genetic mutation in cancer
by Anne Crawford

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common childhood cancer. Whereas about 90% of paediatric ALL patients can be cured with current therapies, the prognosis for those who don’t respond is poor.

Monash University researchers at the Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD) used a novel approach to identify three genes that could be potential new targets for drugs to treat these patients.

Sashimi or kebab? The effect of cooking on crustacean allergy

Allergy to crustaceans is complicated,
and can differ depending whether the food
is cooked or raw.
 by Dr Jodie Abramovitch (one of the authors on the study)

Allergy to crustaceans, such as crab and prawns, is a major cause of food induced anaphylaxis. To more accurately diagnose and treat crustacean allergies, investigation into the underlying immunological mechanisms that cause the allergy is necessary.

Researchers within the Monash University Departments of Allergy, Immunology and Respiratory Medicine (AIRMed) and of Immunology and Pathology have published a paper investigating the effect of cooking of crab and prawn species on immune cells involved in the allergic response.

For the first time, this study looked at the response of four different immune cell subsets – CD4+, CD8+,  and CD56+ lymphocytes, and Foxp3+ regulatory T cells -  to raw and cooked crustaceans in crustacean-allergic individuals.

Fainting disorder mechanism figured out

Fainting caused by POTS is regulated by switching gene
function off. Image:  Imgur/Twoisnoe
by Anne Crawford

Central Clinical School (CCS) investigators have discovered the mechanism underlying Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), the condition famously affecting the former lead singer of The Wiggles.

POTS is a disorder characterised by orthostatic intolerance – having difficulty in becoming upright, particularly when standing up from a lying-down position, when a greatly reduced volume of blood returns to the heart. Symptoms can include feeling light-headed, fainting, fatigue and slurred speech. Interestingly, eighty per cent of those with the condition are women. 

The Big Picture: Benefits of HIV self testing

Professor Christopher Fairley with a
colleague, Dr Eric Chow
by Anne Crawford

"The Big Picture" will be a series profiling multicentre and international studies in which Central Clinical School (CCS) researchers and affiliates play a part.

CCS and Melbourne Sexual Health Centre researchers Professor Kit Fairley and Dr Marcus Chen were part of a multi-centre Australian study investigating whether HIV self-testing would increase frequency of testing in high-risk gay and bisexual men, with a particular focus on men who delayed testing or had never been tested before.

Frequent testing of individuals at high risk of HIV is central to current prevention strategies.

22 Mar 2017

New short course: Introduction to Surgical Research

Mr James Lee, a surgeon from Central Clinical School's Department of Surgery and The Alfred, offered a very successful course in 2016, "An introduction to surgical research".  It's being offered again this year - see more:  www.monash.edu/medicine/healthed-institute/courses/an-introduction-to-surgical-research

Old Xavierians and MAPrc celebrate an 8 year partnership on the de Castella Run

Old Xavierians Athletics Club partner with MAPrc on the de Castella run
2 Mend Minds. Dr Christopher Worsnop, President of OXAC, presented 
a cheque for $60,000 to Prof Jayashri Kulkarni
The de Castella Run, held annually on the last Sunday in August for the last 37 years, has been owned by the Old Xavierians Athletic Club (OXAC) since 2008. OXAC has shared a great partnership with MAPrc  over the last 8 years to raise money to support research into debilitating mental illnesses that are the hardest to treat. During this time the run has become known as the "de Castella Run 2 Mend Minds".

Congratulations to MAPrc on recent grants and donations!

Professor Jayashri Kulkarni, Director MAPrc
and President of IAWMH
Congratulations to Professor Jayashri Kulkarni and the Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre on recent grant and funding successes! These include:

Jayashri Kulkarni has received a $300,000 grant from The Alfred Felton Bequest for her project ‘Preventing suicide in perimenopausal women: a new approach’.

MAPrc has been successful in its bid to host the International Association of Women's Mental Health conference in 2021, and will be awarded $216,000 to cover costs. Jayashri was recently elected IAWMH President.

MAPrc also has received a $312,000 gift from the Alison Wolinski Foundation for a six year project, to be known as "The Alison Project", investigating better treatments for Complex Trauma Disorder (previously known as Borderline Personality Disorder).

21 Mar 2017

Thanks & Au Revoir to Eva-Rachele Pesce!

Eva-Rachele Pesce at the
very successful MIPSS do
Many thanks to Dr Eva-Rachele Pesce, who has been our school's Senior Research Services Officer while Dr Rachael Borg was on maternity leave. Eva did a fabulous job looking after the entire school, and worked very hard getting our new Department of Diabetes set up in their extensive labs, and settled in to offices! Eva's last day is Monday 27 March 2017.

Welcome back to Rachael. Please direct all enquiries regarding Research Services either to Rachael's email, rachael.borg@monash.edu, or to the CCS Technical Services jobdesk: https://sites.google.com/a/monash.edu/ccsintranet/services/technical-services/ts-job-desk

17 Mar 2017

Photo of the week: 2017 Bachelor of Medical Science Honours students

Meet 2017's Central Clinical School BMedSc Honours students! Please make them feel welcome.
L-R front row: Zelia Chiu, Tiffany Tie, Louisa Thong, Stevi Harman, Donna Almira, Jacinta Cheng.
L-R back row: Prof Karin Jandeleit-Dahm (BMedSc Honours Co-Coordinator), Stephanie Naidu, Rachel Morley, Thomas Shiels, Darcy Tupper-Creed, Ned Latham, Kisha Wijesinghe, Lewis Ronan, Patrick Maclean, Chloe Durukan, Joshua Kontrobarsky, Michayla Doherty, Prof Merlin Thomas (BMedSc Honours Co-Coordinator). Absent: Anna Mitchell.
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What's on at CCS for 20-24 March 2017

Bee Mitchell-
Dawson
Central Clinical School (CCS) 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 20-24 March 2017

Mon 20/03/2017 12:30 Inaugural Alfred Psychiatry Ground Round for 2017: Bee Mitchell-Dawson
Tue 21/03/2017 11:00 ACBD seminar: A/Prof Chen Davidovich
Wed 22/03/2017 09:00 Immunology Seminar: Ilia Voskoboinik (Peter Mac)
Thu 23/03/2017 11:30 Cutting Edge Journal Club: Craig McKenzie
12:00 The Alfred Grand Round: TBA

CCS Publications update: 11-17 March 2017

Prof Robyn O'Hehir et al's recent
article on grass allergen peptides
Recent publications for Central Clinical School affiliated authors in the departments of Anaesthesia, Australian Centre for Blood Diseases(ACBD), Gastroenterology, Immunology and Pathology, Infectious Diseases, Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre (MAPrc), Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC) and Surgery.


Allergy, Immunology and Respiratory medicine

Abramovitch JB, Lopata AL, O'Hehir RE, Rolland JM. Effect of thermal processing on T cell reactivity of shellfish allergens - Discordance with IgE reactivity. PLoS One. 2017 Mar 8;12(3):e0173549. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0173549. eCollection 2017.

Improving pain control after surgery

Example of a Visual Analog Scale (VAS) to measure pain intensity
by Anne Crawford

Pain is a subjective and emotional experience that can vary widely between individuals, but being able to measure it effectively is important for clinicians gauging the level of comfort of their patients and for researchers investigating it.

A study conducted by Monash University and Alfred Hospital researchers has led to the development of a simple yet effective measurement technique to help manage pain control and reduction after surgery and trauma.

Review shines light on eye movement research

Jessica Myles, first author on the study
on eye movement and schizotypy
by Anne Crawford

When 2014 Honours year student Jessica Myles (pictured) started a review of the literature about eye movements and schizotypy in 2014 she had little idea that the project would take her two years and would mean trawling through more than 900 abstracts and articles. “It was a behemoth!” she joked.

Ms Myles’ 22-page paper appeared in the journal ‘Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews’ last month. Overseen by Dr Caroline Gurvich and Adjunct Associate Professor Susan Rossell at the Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre (MAPrc), the systematic review identified, collated and appraised eye movement studies involving behavioural, neuroimaging and genetic data in individuals with high schizotypy and first-degree relatives of schizophrenia patients, published between 1980 and September 2016.

16 Mar 2017

Fulbright women in STEM: Mary Ajamian, Gastroenterology

Mary Ajamian (pictured) recently completed a Fulbright fellowship in Central Clinical School's Department of Gastroenterology. She enjoyed the experience so much that she is returning to us as a PhD student - welcome Mary!

See her Fulbright Women in STEM story, and her latest research listed in PubMed, on inflammatory markers in Lyme disease and in a different patient population, those reporting sensitivity to wheat.

Media mention: Alzheimer's trial using TMS

A/Prof Kate Hoy
Articles on A/Prof Kate Hoy's clinical trial treating cognitive symptoms of mild to moderate Alzheimer's with TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation)

16 Mar 2017 Channel 9 https://www.9now.com.au/today/2017/clip-cj0bte7av00bu0gloc3ow3nq4

15 Mar 2017 SMH, Age http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/brain-stimulation-for-alzheimers-disease-patients-shows-promise-20170313-guwz2p.html

14 Mar 2017 Herald Sun  http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/magnets-to-manipulate-brain-activity-latest-therapy-to-improve-early-symptoms-of-alzheimers-disease/news-story/75530cd8939c742371c2c9d2cf447dfe

15 Mar 2017

Perspective: When free market ideology and medical safety regulations collide


The US Presidential election always causes a ripple effect around the globe, so it will be no surprise when Trump’s backwash eventually works its way into our GP consulting room.

His nominee for head of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Dr Scott Gottlieb] is likely to result in an eventual flow-on effect, reducing the average effectiveness and safety of drugs we prescribe.

10 Mar 2017

Photo of the week: 2017 Central Clinical School Honours students

Meet 2017's CCS Immunology and Human Pathology Honours students! Please make them feel welcome.
L-R front row (seated):  Ms An Le, Ms Jennie Bui, Ms Cindy Wong, Ms Vanesa Swann, Ms Taylah Bennett, Ms Anisha Ansari, Mr Max Garwood, Ms Farha Inam, Ms Senuri Bandara.
L-R back row: A/Prof Margaret Hibbs (Honours co-Coordinator), Mr Theo Beharis, Mr Jake Valentine, Mr Adrian Tran, Mr Christian Stolz, Ms Anna Milne, Mr Brooke Wanrooy, Mr Christopher Velardo, Mr Joshua Chan, Mr Thomas Bedford, Mr Aleksandar Karovich-Wynne, Mr Samuel Thomson, Ms Rachel Cheong, Mr Anand Jayapadman, Ms Julie Tran, Ms Li Chin Chow, Ms Tina Vu, Ms Ameena Fahma, Dr Justin Hamilton (Honours co-Coordinator).
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What's on at CCS for 13-17 March 2017

Nik Kocovski, PhD student
in David Tarlinton's lab
Central Clinical School (CCS) 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 13-17 March 2017

Wed 15/03/2017 09:00 Immunology Seminar: Dr Ann Ager
Thur 16/03/2017 11:30 Cutting Edge Journal Club: Nik Kocovski
12:00 The Alfred Grand Round: Drs Papandony & Wluka
Fri 17/03/2017 16:00 Coursework Component: Statistics course

CCS Publications update 3 - 10 Mar 2017

Recent publications for Central Clinical School affiliated authors in the departments of Anaesthesia, Australian Centre for Blood Diseases(ACBD), Gastroenterology, Haematology, Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre (MAPrc), Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC), Peninsula Clinical School and Surgery.


ACBD

Kwaan H, Lisman T, Medcalf RL. Fibrinolysis: Biochemistry, Clinical Aspects, and Therapeutic Potential. Semin Thromb Hemost. 2017 Mar;43(2):113-114. doi: 10.1055/s-0036-1598000. Epub 2017 Mar 2.

8 Mar 2017

Common infections may increase cardiovascular risk in HIV patients

L-R: Dr James McMahon, Dr Janine Trevillyan, Prof Jenny Hoy
and Dr Norm Roth (GP at Prahran Market Clinic) conferring. Jenny
and Janine are co-authors together with Victoria Berquist, a former
CCS BMedSc(Hons) student, on the paper on CV risk in HIV patients
by Anne Crawford

When human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) erupted more than 30 years ago, the lifespan of people with fully-blown AIDS was short. Management of the disease often meant palliative care.

Now, with effective drugs, the longevity of a person living with AIDS in Australia is approaching that of the general population. But there’s still a gap of some eight to 10 years lost over a lifetime, mostly due to heart attack and cancers. Monash University researchers at the Alfred Hospital are investigating the factors behind increased cardiovascular risk in HIV-positive individuals and what can be done to about them. 

6 Mar 2017

Welcome to A/Prof David Brewster, new Clinical Dean at Cabrini

A/Prof David Brewster
Welcome to A/Prof David Brewster to the Central Clinical School (CCS) Medical Student Education team as the new Clinical Dean at Cabrini Health.

David is a dual trained clinician in both Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine.  David is well known at Cabrini as he is the current Deputy Director of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Supervisor of Medical Education in Intensive Care as well as a practising anaesthetist.  He is engaged in research in medical education having completed a graduate certificate in health professional education and is currently completing a PhD in the field of medical education with Professor Charlotte Rees.
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