14 Dec 2017

Photo of the week: D.S. Rosengarten Surgical Research Prize

This year's winner of the annual D.S. Rosengarten Surgical Research Prize, Dr Geraldine Ooi.

Dr Ooi presented on: Lipidomic analysis of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in morbid obesity: Pathologic alterations in liver lipid profile and parallel serum changes with progressive disease. Dr Ooi is undertaking research for her PhD supervised by Professor Wendy Brown, Head of Department of Surgery.

See more about the event: www.monash.edu/medicine/ccs/surgery-alfred/prizes/rosengarten and Photo gallery

What will be on at CCS in 2018

Central Clinical School (CCS) has regular seminar series and postgraduate presentations. Event notices are posted on the CCS Events calendar.

CCS staff and 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.

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

This will be the last eNews for 2017, with holiday dates being 21 December 2017 - 26 January 2018 inclusive.

First eNews for 2018 will be published on 2 February 2018.

Information regarding all 2018 seminar series will be available once dates are confirmed (usually in February).

Wishing you all a safe holiday season.

Recent CCS Publications: 9-15 December 2017

Professor Andrew Spencer is a
co-author on a paper that looks at the
potential role of liquid biopsies in
multiple myeloma.
Recent publications for Central Clinical School affiliated authors in the following departments. Note, browse down this entry for complete publications list. Linked headings for each section are to the departments' home pages.

  • Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD)
  • Diabetes
  • Gatronenterology
  • MAPrc
  • Medicine
  • Melbourne Sexual Health Clinic (MSHC)
  • Neuroscience
  • Surgery

  • A/Prof Melinda Coughlan wins Diabetes Australia grant

    Associate Professor Melinda Coughlan (left) receiving the DARP
    award from Chris Jose, President of Diabetes Australia - Victoria

    Photo: Jorge de Araujo artificialstudios.com.au
    Congratulations to Associate Professor Melinda Coughlan on the Diabetes Australia Research Program (DARP) grant!

    A/Prof Coughlan has received a grant for $53,000 from DARP to pursue research investigating a blockade of a major driver of inflammation, which contributes to the development of kidney disease, potentially leading to kidney failure.

    Top education award received by Alfred Health trainee

    Dr Kathryn Connelly has been
    awarded the Bryan Hudson medal
    We are delighted to report that Dr Kathryn Connelly, one of Alfred Health’s Basic Physician Trainees, has been awarded the prestigious Bryan Hudson Medal for the best overall performance throughout Australasia in the 2017 RACP combined Written and Clinical Examinations (Adult Medicine).  The Alfred Basic Physician training program also achieved the highest average mark in Australasia for the written examination in 2017.  This training program is co-ordinated by A/Profs Laila Rotstein and Anne Powell who also co-ordinate the medical school program for Central Clinical School.

    Welcome to Sabina Davey, CCS reception!

    Welcome to Sabina Davey, long time reception staffer for the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine and now working for Central Clinical School. Sabina is based as she has been at reception on Level 6, Alfred Centre, and works Monday to Thursday. In addition to reception, Sabina will be able to assist staff with room bookings, courier deliveries, etc.

    Welcome Sabina!

    13 Dec 2017

    Thank you to our blood donors!

    Your blood donation has been a gift without
    which our research at ACBD could not progress.
    To our valued blood donors,

    Time flies when you’re having fun!  As 2017 rushes toward its end, we wanted to take some time out to thank you, our invaluable blood donors, for your ongoing support of our important research into blood-based diseases. We had some serious research highlights into managing blood clotting, see below.
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