Faculty news stories
- 2012-11-26 - Fellowships for caring, curing researchers
Description: Three Monash University researchers have been awarded prestigious Victoria Fellowships to support projects with substantial health and environmental benefits.
- 2012/01/16 Lab-grown sperm could help infertile men
Description: Andrology Australia welcomes new research indicating scientists may be a step closer to discovering how to grow human sperm in the lab, but Professor Rob McLachlan says there is still a long way to go. A recent study published in the Asian Journal of Andrology found that it was possible to change mouse testicular germ cells into sperm in the laboratory environment.
- 2012/01/19 Monash research leads to trial anti-cancer drug
Description: The first Australian patient with leukaemia has been treated with a new investigational anti-cancer drug designed to target cancerous, but not healthy cells.
- 2012/01/20 A hands on approach to health
Description: Students from seven secondary schools in the Dandenong area are being prepared for VCE success with Hands on Health, a social inclusion initiative for students aspiring to study in the medical and health fields at the tertiary level.
- 2012/01/23 Saving the snow leopard with stem cells
Description: The survival of the endangered snow leopard is looking promising thanks to Monash University scientists who have, for the first time, produced embryonic stem-like cells from the tissue of an adult leopard.
- 2012/02/20 Gambling reformers to learn from public health campaigns past
Description: Those who advocate gambling reform should take a lesson from tobacco control and other public health campaigns, was the message from a recent gathering of leading gambling researchers.
- 2012/02/27 Indigenous health pioneer honoured
Description: A life-long dedication to improving the lives of Aboriginal people has seen a Monash University advisor, and pioneer in Indigenous health, recognised on the Victorian Government's inaugural Indigenous Honour Roll.
- 2012/02/28 Dr Audrey McKinlay wins the Dean's Award for Excellence in Research (Early Career) Award
Description: Dr Audrey McKinlay was appointed as a Lecturer in the School last year, having relocated from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. Dr McKinlay's research expertise is in the field of TBI and concussion.
- 2012/02/28 Steps towards a safer workplace
Description: A new study will examine whether groups such as immigrants and older workers are more vulnerable to injury in the workplace, and why this is so.
- 2012/02/29 Monash positions Abu Dhabi as leader in health care science
Description: Monash University has further strengthened its reputation for excellence in health care sciences with the signing of an agreement to provide curriculum to the United Arab Emirates.
- 2012/03/01 Zambian adventure a remarkable research experience
Description: Fire ants and elephant-friendly traffic were all part of one Monash researcher's recent training stint in Sub-Saharan Africa.
- 2012/03/02 Poor health literacy increases risk of medication side-effects
Description: The risk of serious side-effects associated with a common blood-thinning medication are related to elderly patients misunderstanding medical instructions, according to new research.
- 2012/03/09 Enzyme plays 'Peek-a-boo' with blood clots
Description: By discovering how a blood clot-busting enzyme is switched on, researchers have unlocked a century-old atomic riddle that could lead to new treatments for clotting and bleeding disorders, and some cancers.
- 2012/03/22 Study shows Lazarus-like benefit of stroke therapy
Description: A new clot-busting drug therapy has achieved dramatic treatment benefits for acute stroke victims, according to a ground-breaking three-year study just completed by the HMRI Stroke Research Group.
- 2012/04/02 Healthy ageing, long life
Description: As concerns about the health of the world’s ageing population become more serious, health experts and policy makers from overseas and Australia are coming to Melbourne to discuss the opportunities and challenges societies face in taking care of their older populations.
- 2012/04/04 Disarming disease-causing bacteria
Description: New treatments that combat the growing problem of antibiotic resistance by disarming rather than killing bacteria may be on the horizon, according to a new study.
- 2012/04/04 Tackling the issue of obesity
Description: Obesity has more than doubled in the last 30 years, according to the WHO, and next month leading researchers in the area the will discuss the progress in understanding and combatting the disease.
- 2012/04/12 Monash University shares in building innovative accommodation for people with disability
- 2012/04/18 Peking University honours Monash researchers
Description: Two leading Monash academics were last week appointed honorary professors of Peking University, at an official ceremony in Beijing.
- 2012/04/23 New program to bring doctors back to country
Description: A new program to connect rural medical students with local health practitioners could help overcome doctor shortages in regional areas in the future.
- 2012/04/24 Monash physiotherapists warmly welcomed in India
Description: Monash University staff have been warmly welcomed at the 50th Golden Jubilee Conference of the Indian Physiotherapy Association in India.
- 2012/04/24 New ways to fight disease and poverty
Description: Low- and middle-income countries would benefit from the establishment of a new indicator that uses the impact of poverty-associated disease to measure social and economic development, a new report has found.
- 2012/04/30 New way to measure racism among youth
Description: A new tool has been developed to formally evaluate the effectiveness of anti-racism programs among Australian youth.
- 2012/04/30 Parents cautioned over ‘common’ brain injury
Description: A newly developed paediatric concussion kit will help parents identify crucial signs of traumatic brain injury (TBI), one of the leading causes of acquired disability and death in children.
- 2012/05/02 Viewing the lungs in 4D
Description: A new lung imaging method has the potential to revolutionise the study of lungs in both normal and diseased states.
- 2012/05/03 Funding translates into better health outcomes
Description: Victorian health research has received a boost with the Federal Government today committing $71 million for a new building and facilities at the Monash Health Translation Precinct (MHTP).
- 2012/05/04 Acclaimed Argentine Anthropologist to Speak At Forensic Oration
Description: Internationally acclaimed Argentine anthropologist, forensic co-ordinator for the International Committee of the Red Cross, Dr Morris Tidball-Binz will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Graeme Schofield Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine Oration.
- 2012/05/08 Active children more likely to argue
Description: Preschool children who are more physically active are more likely to show behavioural problems, a study has found.
- 2012/05/08 Back to school for Monash academics
Description: An increasing number of scientists and mathematicians at Monash University are inspiring kids all around Australia with their involvement in the Scientists in Schools program.
- 2012/05/08 When too much sun is not enough
Description: Lupus patients show more severe symptoms of the disease if their vitamin D levels are low, an Australian-first study has found.
- 2012/05/10 Not so happy Mother’s Day
Description: Thousands of mothers will have a hard time enjoying Mother's Day this year, according to a prominent women’s mental health expert.
- 2012/05/15 Parents cautioned about risks of youth gambling
Description: Australian youth must be made aware of marketing strategies used to encourage them to gamble, according to a leading researcher.
- 2012/05/15 Working in a virtual world to improve patient care
Description: Graduate radiation therapists will be better prepared to provide quality treatment and patient care thanks to a new 3D training facility about to open in Melbourne.
- 2012/05/16 Bright new eyes for Monash Vision Group
Description: Professor David de Kretser AC, one of Australia’s leading scientists in male fertility, has been appointed Chair of the Monash Vision Group (MVG).
- 2012/05/18 Older mums putting health at risk
Description: Delayed childbearing for an increasing number of women is putting them at higher risk of serious illness and complications, a new study has found.
- 2012/05/23 Leader shares research innovations into schizophrenia
Description: A new international collaboration will help develop strategies to combat schizophrenia, a disease affecting more than 24 million people worldwide.
- 2012/05/23 Realistic nurse training tools unmasked
Description: A novel education tool is providing trainee nurses with a better understanding and practical knowledge of administering health care.
- 2012/05/23 Victorian ambulance study wins Stawell Prize
Description: A study investigating the increasing demand for ambulance services by an ageing population has earned Monash University’s School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine the prestigious 2012 Stawell Prize.
- 2012/05/23Innovation in Interprofessional Clinical Placements
Description: An exciting innovation in interprofessional learning and clinical placements for Monash undergraduate health students is underway as part of the Increased Clinical Training Capacity (ICTC) project at Southern Clinical School.
- 2012/05/24 Drug allergy breakthrough
Description: Australian researchers have discovered why people develop life-threatening allergies after receiving treatment for conditions such as epilepsy and AIDS.
- 2012/05/28 No dummies in fiery crash test
Description: Emergency Health students from Monash University’s Peninsula campus had the opportunity to practise their emergency medical skills on victims of an explosive car 'accident’ over the weekend.
- 2012/05/28 Nurses' challenges over dying patients
Description: Monash nursing academics have won a $20,000 grant to investigate the challenges of caring for dying patients and their families in paediatric and neonatal intensive care units (ICU).
- 2012/05/29 Immunity paper signals a possible new antiviral therapy
Description: Monash Institute of Medical Research scientists may have found a way to block infection from a range of viruses, according to a paper published today in the prestigious journal Immunity.
- 2012/05/30 Nursing academics with grant
Description: Monash nursing academics have won a $20,000 grant to investigate the challenges of caring for dying patients and their families in paediatric and neonatal intensive care units (ICU).
- 2012/05/31 Fish study raises hope for spinal injury repair
Description: Scientists have unlocked the secrets of the zebra fish’s ability to heal its spinal cord after injury, in research that could deliver therapy for paraplegics and quadriplegics in the future.
- 2012/05/31 MIMR’s Mollie Hollman Doctorate recipient softens breathing techniques for babies
Description: MIMR’s Georg Schmoelzer has received this year’s Monash University Mollie Holman Doctoral Medal for his PhD thesis Monitoring Respiratory Function during neonatal resuscitation, which was awarded in March.
- 2012/05/31 Monash researcher honoured with award of merit
Description: The life-saving work of a leading Monash University researcher, who examines the immune system to develop vaccines and fight disease, was today recognised with an award of merit in Canberra.
- 2012/05/88 Students and seniors connect
Description: Victorian students are taking advantage of a unique opportunity to improve their foreign language skills through regular meetings with migrant seniors whose first language is Chinese, German or Spanish.
- 2012/06/05 A dark chocolate a day keeps the doctor away
Description: In good news for all chocolate lovers, a daily dose of dark chocolate could lower the risk of stroke and heart attack, according to new research.
- 2012/06/05 Improving recovery in traumatic brain injury
Description: The long-term recovery outcomes for people with traumatic brain injury (TBI) will be improved by new research investigating the care of patients shortly after injury.
- 2012/06/05 Running a cross-country practice
Description: Georgina Beech was a lone ranger for Monash University at the 2012 World University Championships Cross Country event in Poland.
- 2012/06/07 - Major grant aids drug development
Description: A $6.8 million award will support Australian and New Zealand scientists in the development of a new class of immune-suppressive drugs to protect bone marrow stem cell transplants in cancer patients.
- 2012/06/07 Channelling science through art
Description: The Monash School of Biomedical Sciences is home to a new art installation by Anna White.
- 2012/06/08 Hatem Salem and Sir Gus Nossal, award winners
Description: A leading haematologist and renowned immunologist have been honoured with this year’s David de Kretser Medal and Lifetime Achievement Award.
- 2012/06/14 NHMRC Hypertension breaches the income gap
Description: A $1 million government grant will ensure a landmark study of the relationship between income and high blood pressure among people in rural India will proceed this year.
- 2012/06/20 2012 David de Kretser Awards acknowledge excellence
Description: A leading haematologist and prominent immunologist have been honoured with this year’s David de Kretser Medal and Lifetime Achievement Award.
- 2012/06/20 Doctors pioneer heart surgery breakthrough
Description: The first trial of a treatment allowing doctors to insert a fully repositionable replacement heart valve without the need for open-heart surgery has been successfully conducted at a Melbourne hospital.
- 2012/06/21 New program for healthier weight gain in pregnancy
Description: A lifestyle intervention program for pregnant women at high risk of developing gestational diabetes improves health during pregnancy and adherence to recommended weight gain, a new trial has shown.
- 2012/07/03 Bairnsdale Regional Health Service Welcomes Two UK Exchange Nursing Students
Description: Bairnsdale Regional Health Service is proud to be supporting two undergraduate Monash University nursing students on exchange from Huddersfield University, United Kingdom.
- 2012/07/04 Monash leads the country for Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Description: Monash University has been ranked the sixth best university in the world, and the best in Australia, at which to study Pharmacy and Pharmacology
- 2012/07/09 A home to call their own
Description: Young people with disabilities live more enriched lives when provided with age-appropriate accommodation in the community, rather than being forced to live in nursing homes, according to new research.
- 2012/07/11 The GP's hero
- 2012/07/16 - The magic of the movies - molecules in 4D
- 2012/07/16 French sojourn for Monash researcher
- 2012/07/17 Bladder control an issue for young women
- 2012/07/18 GPs' knowledge gap hinders uptake of long-term contraception
Description: General practitioners (GPs) lack the knowledge and ability to adequately provide long-term contraceptive care to women in their practices, according to new research.
- 2012/07/18 Open Day a medical suite for aspiring students
Description: The world's first laws requiring compulsory seatbelts in all new cars and Australia's first IVF babies are among the biggest contributions in the world to the medical field by Monash University researchers.
- 2012/07/18 Surveying the rural health scene
Description: A new study is delving deeper into the problem of unequal access to health services in rural and remote communities by asking the residents in rural areas about their experiences accessing doctors.
- 2012/07/19 Stimulating the brain through touch
Description: When learning to master complex movements such as those required in surgery, is being physically guided by an expert more effective than learning through trial and error?
- 2012/07/25 - Early warning system: The eyes have it
Description: Despite studying the neural workings of vision for over a century, neuroscientists are still making surprising discoveries. The brain ‘sees’ in different ways, but if you don’t know where to look, you’ll miss important information.
- 2012/07/25 - Early-career researchers score international travel awards
Description: Three Monash PhD students are successful recipients of Anthony Koelmeyer International PhD Excellence awards.
- 2012/07/25 - MIMR and Peter Mac unmask breast cancer to block tumour spread
Description: Researchers at Monash Institute of Medical Research and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne have discovered an immune signal in breast cancer cells that regulates their spread to bone. This new process could be targeted with an existing treatment to complement currently therapy and wipe out cancerous cells that have spread to the bone.
- 2012/07/26 Addressing the doctor training bottleneck
Description: The number of Australia's medical graduates is projected to increase by almost 50 per cent to 4000 by 2016 and new approaches will be needed if all of them are to find internship places.
- 2012/07/26 Better management of traumatic brain injury
Description: New treatments to lessen the severity of the more than 21,000 Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) cases that occur in Australia each year are on the horizon.
- 2012/07/27 - Scientists shortlisted for Eureka prizes
Description: Two research teams from the School of Biomedical Sciences were named finalists for the 2012 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes. And they are vying for the same award!
- 2012/07/27 - Sleeping in Space
Description: How do astronauts sleep in space? A visiting sleep researcher is shedding light on the effects of spaceflight on astronauts' sleeping patterns.
- 2012/07/27 - Social work students support the African community
Description: In South Africa, where one in eight people are living with HIV, Monash students had the opportunity to make a positive contribution to the community and those living with the disease.
- 2012/08/01 - James Whisstock, a 2012 GSK Award for Medical Research finalist
Description: Professor James Whisstock, from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, has been named a finalist for the 2012 GSK Award for Medical Research.
- 2012/08/01 - Off-road motor sports a major risk for death and injury
Description: Off-road motor sport is the biggest cause of major trauma, injury and death in sport, according to a new study.
- 2012/08/08 - Paramedic receives international Falck award
Description: A researcher and former paramedic has won a prestigious award for his investigation of the most effective pain relief for pre-hospital patients with severe trauma
- 2012/08/13 - Rotary recognition for renowned neurosurgeon
Description: One of Australia’s most distinguished neurosurgeons, who pioneered a surgical technique to remove rare tumours from the brains of children, has been awarded the prestigious 2012 Monash Medal by the Rotary Club of Melbourne.
- 2012/08/13 Concussion treatment in rugby league may mislead public
Description: Media representation of concussion management in rugby league could affect public understanding of appropriate medical care, according to a new study.
- 2012/08/20 Integrating healthcare in an internet age
Description: A new online service has transformed the way patients access treatment and healthcare resources in the management of chronic disease, including diabetes and asthma.
- 2012/08/20 Running for mental health research
Description: Join the fight against mental illness by participating in the Step into Life de Castella Run.
- 2012/08/28 - Gippsland Medical School Director moves on to new role in WA
Description: Senior academic and Director of the Gippsland Medical School, Associate Professor William Hart, has tendered his resignation from Monash University following his appointment as the first ever Head of Medicine at Curtin University in West Australia.
- 2012/08/30 - ARC funding recipients
Description: The Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences has received more than $5.6million in the latest round of funding.from the Australian Research Council (ARC).
- 2012/08/30 - Shaping behaviour to improve diet and weight-loss
Description: An obesity and nutrition researcher, award-winning author and founder of a successful weight-management program in the US, is bringing her expertise to Melbourne.
- 2012/08/30 - Single hospital rooms ensure a good death? Think again
Description: Over recent decades, we have seen a growing tendency for including more single rooms in hospital ward design. Single rooms are often favoured by patients, are highly sought after and rarely empty. Infection control guidelines mandate single rooms for patients who are infectious to others or immune-compromised, and the deeply ingrained cultural norms in hospitals result in nurses also lobbying for single rooms for particular patient groups, such as those who are dying.
- 2012/08/30 - Students get their GRIPS on rural health training
Description: Health students will strengthen their interprofessional learning and practice through a new simulated learning program being implemented across the Gippsland region.
- 2012/09/05 No cable ties for Southern Health
Description: Monash University has invested $263,000 to upgrade Southern Health's wireless infrastructure, resulting in the launch of Monash WiFi at the Monash Medical Centre last week.
- 2012/09/05 Study gives new insight on inflammation
- 2012/09/05 Timing crucial in achieving pregnancy
Description: A survey of women seeking fertility assistance to become pregnant found most did not know which days of the menstrual cycle they were fertile and most likely to conceive.
- 2012/09/10 - Clot-busting enzymes are working two jobs
Description: The body’s blood clot-busting enzymes are much busier than previously imagined, with new research showing that they also dispose of every cell that dies prematurely from disease or trauma.
- 2012/09/11 - 'Games on' for team captains
Description: The team captains that will lead the 490-strong TeamMONASH™ army into the 2012 Australian University Games (AUG) have been selected.
- 2012/09/18 - When Candida becomes life threatening
Description: When we think of Candida, we often link it to thrush, a common fungal infection. But this organism can also invade the body, killing at-risk people receiving surgical prostheses or catheters in intensive care units and cancer patients receiving transplanted bone marrow-derived stem cells.
- 2012/09/19 Exercising severely ill patients earlier improves recovery
Description: A study examining the health and recovery benefits of early exercise in hospitalised patients with life-threatening illness or injury will lead to future trials of early mobilization (EM) programs in intensive care units (ICU).
- 2012/09/19 Most doctors subject to aggression on the job
Description: More than 70 per cent of doctors faced verbal or written aggression and almost a third confronted physical aggression in the workplace over a 12-month period, according to new research.
- 2012/09/19 Paying attention to consciousness
Description: What consciousness is, and why and how it exists, are some of the oldest questions in philosophy. They are also central to one of the fastest-growing areas of neuroscience.
- 2012/09/19 Securing the worlds supply of food
Description: Securing a sustainable supply of nutritious food for a rapidly increasing world population is one of the most pressing issues facing governments and policymakers, according to new research.
- 2012/09/24 - New ways to protect female fertility
- 2012/09/24 Vale Tom Triggs
Description: Former Deputy Director of MUARC (Monash University Accident Research Centre) Emeritus Professor Thomas Triggs has passed away.
- 2012/10/02 - Alcohol and energy drinks: a bad mix
Description: Mixing energy drinks with alcohol (AEDs) as party beverages is a growing trend among young Australians, who are putting their health at risk by consuming amounts beyond what is deemed safe, according to new research.
- 2012/10/02 - Dr Audrey McKinlay receives the 2012 Early Career Research Award
- 2012/10/02 - Unproven knee operations still performed
Description: Despite evidence that arthroscopic surgery is ineffective in treating osteoarthritis of the knee, the procedure is still routinely being performed in Victoria, according to a new study.
- 2012/10/08 - International backing for promising Alzheimer's treatment
Description: The development of a new drug that could both halt the development and alleviate the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease has been backed by a leading European pharmaceutical company.
- 2012/10/09 - Fertility discovery a sperm's tail
Description: New insights into sperms' swimming skills shed light on male infertility, which affects one in 20 men, and could provide a new avenue to the development of a male contraceptive pill.
- 2012/10/10 - The paradox of BMI and life expectancy
Description: Although the medical cost to the community rises as more and more people become obese, there is little adverse association between being overweight and life expectancy, new research has confirmed.
- 2012/10/15 - Advancing treatment for head and neck injury
Description: Improving treatment and outcomes for people with life-threatening head and neck injuries is the aim of a comprehensive new book by one of Australia’s eminent neurosurgeons.
- 2012/10/15 - New cancer centre ensures genomics steps into the next-gen
Description: Monash Institute of Medical Research (MIMR) is hosting the official opening by the Minister for Regional Australia, The Hon. Simon Crean, of the Australian Cancer Research Foundation Centre for Cancer Genomic Medicine, which will accommodate a major genomics centre that will shape the future of cancer research and therapy at the Monash Health Translation Precinct.
- 2012/10/16 - Bariatric surgery not silver bullet for sleep apnoea
Description: Although bariatric surgery results in greater weight loss than conventional measures, new research shows this does not translate into significantly greater improvement in obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA).
- 2012/10/16 - MIMR scientists block stomach tumour growth: Cancer Cell
Description: Monash Institute of Medical Research scientists may have discovered a way of blocking stomach tumours from growing and spreading, according to a paper published today in the highly-prestigious journal Cancer Cell, which is ranked in the top five science and medical research journals in the world, including Nature, Cell and Science.
- 2012/10/17 - Menopause not to blame for weight gain
Description: Menopause doesn't cause women to gain weight, but affects where weight gain occurs, according to the latest research.
- 2012/10/17 - New diploma to help fight against HIV/AIDS
Description: Monash South Africa (MSA) will offer a postgraduate Diploma in Management focusing on HIV/AIDS and health from 2013.
- 2012/10/23 - Medical expenses higher for men
Description: Men with the metabolic syndrome (MetS), a condition which often leads to cardiovascular, cerebrovascular disease or diabetes, are more likely to incur greater health care costs than women with similar conditions, new research has found.
- 2012/10/23 - Monash leads country in NHMRC project grants
Description: Better surgical outcomes and more effective mental health treatments are among the objectives for Monash University researchers who have received more than $86 million in funding from the Federal Government.
- 2012/10/23 - New depression treatment may avoid side-effects
Description: In an Australian first, researchers are studying Magnetic Seizure Therapy (MST) as an alternative treatment for the 30 per cent of patients suffering from depression who don’t respond to traditional treatment.
- 2012/10/23 - No bone of contention for PhD research win
Description: Ms Ran Gu, who was supervised by Professor Eric Morand, has been awarded a 2012 Felix Bronner Young Investigator Award from the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) for her abstract presentation “Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor (MIF) Promotes Osteoclastogenesis, RANKL Signaling and Arthritic Bone Erosion”.
- 2012/10/24 - Michelle Leech - AMSA National Teaching Award 2012
Description: Associate Professor Michelle Leech, Director of Clinical Teaching Programs for the MBBS program at Monash University has won the highest teaching accolade, the Australian Medical Students’ Association (AMSA) 2012 National Teaching Award.
- 2012/10/24 - MIMR enjoys NHMRC funding success for vital research
Description: Monash Institute of Medical Research (MIMR) has received more than $10 million in funding in this round of National Health and Medical Research Council grants announced late last week.
- 2012/10/24 - Monash launching flagship Bachelor of Nursing degree in metropolitan Melbourne.
Description: The degree, currently offered at the university’s Peninsula campus, will also be offered at its Clayton campus from 2013. Monash University’s School of Nursing and Midwifery has been teaching the Bachelor of Nursing for more than 30 years and has developed an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research.
- 2012/10/30 - NBN initiative to assist cystic fibrosis patients in regional Victoria
Description: A landmark initiative, underpinned by Monash University research into the potential capabilities of telemedicine via the National Broadband Network (NBN), will improve access to treatment for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) patients across regional Victoria.
- 2012/10/30 - Stroke survivors who smoke risk their life
Description: Stroke survivors who smoke put themselves at greater risk of death, additional strokes or heart attack than those who never smoked, according to new research.
- 2012/10/31 - Painting Heaven and Earth for Physiology
Description: World renowned scientist, philanthropist and artist Dominic Man-Kit Lam donated one of his unique “chromoskedasic” paintings to the Department of Physiology at their 50th anniversary celebration event on 26 October.
- 2012/10/9 - PhD student wins prestigious physiotherapy prize
Description: Sean Docking, a PhD student in the Department of Physiotherapy recently won a prestigious prize at the 2nd International Scientific Tendinopathy Symposium at The University of British Columbia in Vancouver. The conference was attended by 100 of the world's most distinguished clinical and scientific researchers currently working in the field.
- 2012/11/01 - Dr Hui Yang - One of Peking University's 100 leading Alumni
Description: Dr Hui Yang, Senior Research Fellow in the School of Primary Health Care, has been honoured with his nomination as one of Peking University's 100 leading alumni
- 2012/11/01 New training facilities for health students
Description: Monash health students will benefit from a fresh new learning environment, thanks to funding through Health Workforce Australia (HWA).
- 2012/11/02 Panel analyses global health challenges
Description: The Monash University Medical Foundation recently hosted a panel discussion as the annual event for the Finkel Chair in Global Health. The topic was ‘Is there a financial fix for global health?’
- 2012/11/05 - New drug delivery to save the lives of women
Description: A US$1 million grant will ensure a life-saving drug formulation, that could prevent thousands of women from the fatal loss of blood after giving birth, will be ready for human trials in 2013.
- 2012/11/05 - The battle for abortion reform
Description: Lifetimes of hard work to legalise abortion in Australia by a Monash University staff member and her late husband is the basis of an upcoming ABC telemovie.
- 2012/11/05 - World-first procedure on unique paediatric patient
Description: Melbourne researchers have performed innovative world-first kidney surgery to cure a unique combination of medical conditions in a 10-year-old boy.
- 2012/11/06 - Focusing on rural policy and people
Description: Speaking today on the changes and uncertainties being faced by rural people, Head of Monash University’s Department of Social Work, Professor Margaret Alston OAM is determined to keep rural people, policies and places on the national agenda.
- 2012/11/09 - Monash Health Translation Precinct Grants success
Description: The MHTP partners are delighted to announce that researchers on the MHTP precinct had significant success in the latest National Health and Medical Research (NHMRC) grant round.
- 2012/11/15 - Frocktober, a vintage affair
Description: Roxanne Toivanen, a PhD student from the Monash School of Biomedical Sciences, frocked up in 80s gowns during Frocktober, a fundraising initiative of the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.
- 2012/11/15 - School nutrition lagging
Description: Despite the rapid growth in childhood obesity, many schools do not have policies in place to promote healthy food choices and nutrition within the school environment, according to new research.
- 2012/11/19 - Local shops vital for age-friendly communities
Description: Local shops play an important role in older people’s daily lives and, for many, are an integral part of their social network, new research shows.
- 2012/11/19 - Remarkable achievements recognised
Description: The talent and dedication of some of Monash University’s outstanding staff members has been recognised at the second annual Vice-Chancellor's Education and Research Awards.
- 2012/11/19 - Tall Poppy tackles Autism Spectrum Disorders
Description: Research that is helping to better understand the neurological bases of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) with the hope of developing a world-first treatment has been recognised with a 2012 Tall Poppy Award.
- 2012/11/21 - It’s Movember bro and sista
Description: Richard Rebello has no qualms about growing a moustache for Movember, when men and women raise funds during November to support prostate cancer and male mental health programs.
- 2012/11/28 - A gold standard in Victorian health
Description: A Monash University initiative has been given top honours at the 2012 Victorian Public Healthcare Awards, receiving the gold prize for ‘Optimising the Health Status of Victorians’.
- 2012/11/28 - Neurosurgeon a musical talent
Description: Professor Jeffrey Rosenfeld AM will celebrate his 60th birthday with an Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) performance at the South Melbourne Town Hall this weekend.
- 2012/12/03 - School of Rural Health asks health organisations to step into each other's shoes
Description: Ten organisations involved in health education, delivery or community wellbeing in the Loddon Mallee region joined the School of Rural Health’s Bendigo Regional Clinical School for dinner in November to discuss each other’s major strategic issues.
- 2012/12/03 - Shifting the safety balance for overnight workers
Description: An international team of sleep researchers has developed the world’s first screening tool to help reduce workplace accidents and illnesses, including cardiovascular disease and cancer, caused by shift work.
- 2012/12/05 - Gippsland Medical School celebrates second graduation
Description: Monash University’s Gippsland Medical School has celebrated its graduating class of 2012, with graduates helping to address the shortage of medical professionals in country Australia and showing the value ofregionally-based training facilities.
- 2012/12/10 - Call to free vulnerable from offshore detention
Description: High rates of self-harm and mental distress among asylum seekers in long-term detention has renewed calls for the review of Australia’s offshore processing.
- 2012/12/11 - Conference explores innovation in teaching rural health professionals
Description: Rural health educators and support staff from across Australia and New Zealand will meet in the Yarra Valley this week at a conference hosted by the School of Rural Health to exchange learnings about teaching rural health professionals.
- 2012/12/11 - Reducing the risk of burns at home
Description: Home is where most of us feel safest, but it’s also where nearly 80 per cent of all burn injuries occur, new research shows.
- 2012/12/12 - A global view on male health and research training
Description: Monash University and Justus-Liebig University in Giessen, Germany will build on their shared strengths in male reproductive health to establish a landmark PhD training program.
- 2012/12/13 - Australian funding for radiation therapy course development
Description: The Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences has recently secured $777,239 of funding from the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing as part of its Better Access to Radiation Oncology strategy.The funding will support the development of a national education program for postgraduate radiation therapists to become Advanced Practitioners.
- 2012/12/13 - Reflections on a memorable academic career
Description: It’s often said that when one door closes another opens. It couldn’t be truer for Professor Phillip Nagley, from the School of Biomedical Sciences Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, who will be retiring on 21 December after 44 years here as a PhD student, staff researcher, lecturer and education leader.
- 2012/12/13 - The new Monash PhD: What’s best for our students?
Description: From January 2013, Monash University will begin rolling out a new PhD program for graduate students, comprising of at least three months of professional coursework and/or training, plus research work and a thesis.
- 2012/12/17 - Kidney failure under the microscope
Description: Better targeted treatments for 20 per cent of renal failure patients are on the horizon following a key discovery about the role of white blood cells in kidney inflammation.
- 2012/12/18 - Indigenous Australians vulnerable to lupus
Description: A new study is currently exploring why Indigenous Australians (IA) suffer more frequently and severely from lupus than non-Indigenous Australians (NIA).
- 2012/12/18 - Low back pain world's highest contributor to disability
Description: Low back pain is the highest contributor to disability in the world, according to a pivotal international study released today.
- 2012/12/18 - Monash launches Low FODMAP Diet smartphone app
Description: One in seven adults suffers from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a condition characterised by symptoms such as gastrointestinal wind, abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation. Although more women than men are affected by IBS, the condition is common throughout the world, including Australia, the US, Europe as well as many Asian countries.