Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences news archive 2010
Monash University feature stories
Faculty news stories
- 2010-01-13 Great journeys should be taken with friends
Description: Singapore Cocktail Reception 2010
- 2010-01-20 Monash researchers in race to restore sight
Description: Sight could be restored to hundreds of thousands of people around the world with the invention of a bionic eye, developed by Victorian researchers led by a team of scientists from Monash University.
- 2010-02-05 Two prestigious Australia fellowships among Faculty's multi-million dollar funding boon
Description: Two researchers from the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences have been awarded prestigious Australia Fellowships from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and will receive $4 million each over a five-year period.
- 2010-02-17 High-school students get their hands on health
Description: Eighteen health-conscious Indigenous Students from around Victoria got a rare opportunity to experience life as a Monash student in the first ever Hands on Health Summer Camp, held in January.
- 2010-03-03 Inaugural Victor Smorgon Chair of Medicine announced by Monash and Epworth
Description: Leading stroke expert Associate Professor Richard Gerraty has been appointed as the first Victor Smorgon Chair of Medicine at Epworth Healthcare.
- 2010-03-05 International leadership role in fertility for Monash academic and researcher
Description: Professor David Healy, Chairman of the Monash Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, will this year begin his influential new role as President of the International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS) - an organisation of 59 member countries and around 40,000 doctors and other health professionals.
- 2010-03-08 Biobank to aid prediction and diagnosis of age-related diseases
Description: Monash is part of a new collaborative research cluster focused on establishing a 'biobank' of blood samples to be used in research into the prediction and early diagnosis of diseases such as Alzheimer's and cancer.
- 2010-03-16 World Health Day Free Conference
Description: World Health Day 2010 will focus on urbanisation and health. With the campaign "1000 cities - 1000 lives", events will be organised worldwide calling on cities to open up streets for health activities. The free conference will be held on World Health Day, Wednesday 7 April, 2010 at Ormond Hall, Melbourne and will have two inter-related themes:
- 2010-03-26 Vale: Emeritus Professor Graeme Schofield
Description: The Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences has lost one of its most eminent and respected pioneers with the passing of Emeritus Professor Graeme Schofield.
- 2010-04-19 Complementary medicines - Do they help diabetes and heart patients?
Description: Monash University researchers are leading a study to investigate how patients use complementary and alternative medicines in conjunction with conventional medicine.
- 2010-04-19 Nursing and Midwifery students gain global experience
Description: Students from the School of Nursing and Midwifery have are enhancing their learning experience by undertaking a clinical component of their course overseas, whilst their UK and Swedish counterparts come to Peninsula.
- 2010-04-19 Patient care and dignity in a mental health crisis focus of new program
Description: The wellbeing of people experiencing an acute mental health incident is the focus of a training package being developed by the Department of Community Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice (DCEHPP), based at Peninsula campus.
- 2010-04-22 Monash Malaysia Medical Student recognised as highest achiever in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Description: Balveena Dhaliwal, a fourth year student in the MBBS program at Monash University's Sunway campus in Malaysia has been recognised for clinical excellence by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG).
- 2010-05-04 Rural Medical Schools host eminent South African delegation
Description: Monash University is hosting a visit to Australia by a group of eminent senior members of the leading medical schools in South Africa.
- 2010-05-12 World Health Summit and Pfizer Award recognises innovation
Description: The annual World Health Summit and Pfizer Award for Innovation in Biomedical Research has been announced for 2010, with the objective of recognising and rewarding young scientists at the outset of their career, promoting innovation in biomedical research and encouraging translation to benefits in human health.
- 2010-05-28 Bachelor of Occupational Therapy Inaugural graduating class
Description: The Faculty has celebrated the graduation of its first graduates in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy program.
- 2010-06-07 2009 David de Kretser Medallist and Lifetime Achievement Award winners celebrated
Description: Professor Napier (Nip) Thomson AM and Professor Joe Sambrook have been announced as the respective recipients of the 2009 David de Kretser Medal and the Faculty's 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award at a ceremony at Government House.
- 2010-06-10 Monash's Dr Julia Archbold wins 2010 Premier's Award for Medical Research
Description: The structural biologist whose research into organ transplants was conducted during her time at Monash University's School of Biomedical Sciences was awarded $16,000 to further her research career, and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology received the $30,000 Jack and Robert Smorgon Families Award.
- 2010-06-15 Electrovestibulography (EVestG) wins kudos for New Inventors
Description: A new diagnostic technique that measures the patterns of electrical activity in the brain's vestibular (or balance) system allowing Doctors to dramatically fast-track the detection of mental and neurological illnesses has won recognition on ABC TV's 'New Inventors'.
- 2010-07-14 Queen's Birthday Honour for Head of Social Work
Description: The Head of the Monash Department of Social Work has been awarded an Order of Australia Medal for her service to the community, particularly in the field of social work as an academic, researcher and practitioner, and to women in rural areas.
- 2010-07-14 Simple community program can prevent weight gain in women
Description: A simple community program has been shown to be effective in preventing excess weight gain commonly experienced by young mothers.
- 2010-07-27 Monash key contributor to novice driver research
Description: Researchers from the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, and from the Monash University Accident Research Centre together with the University of New South Wales are key players in a consortium that will undertake one of the largest and most complex scientific research studies in the area of driver education.
- 2010-08-03 Amanda climbs a mountain in more ways than one
Description: It's a diagnosis that you never want to hear but for 25 year old Amanda Ghirardello the diagnosis of stage 3 breast cancer in October 2008 was the first step to an inspirational desire to "haul herself up a hill".
- 2010-08-03 Michael Kirby Centre ethics researchers finalists in 2010 Eureka Prize
Description: Dr Deborah Zion and Associate Professor Bebe Loff from Monash University's Michael Kirby Centre for Public Health and Human Rights -- together with Professor Linda Briskman from Curtin University of Technology -- are finalists in the 2010 Eureka Prize in Ethics Research.
- 2010-08-19 New agreement links Monash to Indigenous community health groups
Description: The Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences has signed an important memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation Inc (VACCHO). The agreement recognises a common goal of improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health in Victoria.
- 2010-09-01 Farewell to Mollie Holman (1930-2010)
Description: Emeritus Professor to be remembered as a pioneering physiologist and dedicated friend of Monash
- 2010-09-02 New Regional Clinical Trial Hub
Description: State Health Minister Daniel Andrews and Minister for Regional and Rural Development, Jacinta Allen, were special guests at a ceremony on Thursday 26 August opening a new clinical trial centre for the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Bendigo.
- 2010-09-02 Passport to international care for nursing student
Description: Monash nursing student Rebecca Hibbert is set to fulfil a long-held dream to volunteer in the third world. The 20-year-old is preparing for a three-month stay in a rural village in Kenya, where she will teach basic healthcare skills, distribute desperately needed medical supplies and organise for doctors and nurses to travel to remote areas to treat patients.
- 2010-09-03 Rewiring higher education for biotechnology
Description: The first cohort of students have graduated from an interdisciplinary course that prepares students for a career at the cutting edge of science.
- 2010-09-06 Codiene a major contributor to morbidity
Description: Monash researcher Matthew Frei from the School of Psychology and Psychiatry has attracted worldwide media interest following publication of a study in the Medical Journal of Australia.
- 2010-09-09 Expert in critical care nursing joins Monash
Description: The School of Nursing and Midwifery is delighted to welcome Professor Ruth Endacott to its academic staff.
- 2010-09-10 Brain cells determine obesity – not lack of willpower
Description: An international study has discovered the reason why some people who eat a high-fat diet remain slim, yet others pile on the weight.
- 2010-09-22 Health Fusion Team Challenge Win
Description: A team of Monash University students has achieved back-to-back wins in the audience choice award at the 2010 Australian HealthFusion Team Challenge in Brisbane.
- 2010-09-24 eVestG win New Inventors 2010
Description: A new diagnostic tool for detecting mental illnesses and other neurological conditions has taken out first place honours on ABC’s ‘The New Inventors’.
- 2010-09-28 Monash students lend a hand to the local community
Description: The local Frankston and Mornington Peninsula regions have benefited from the helping hands of some very capable volunteers.
- 2010-10-14 Crucial link in immune development and regulation unearthed
Description: An Australian team of scientists including a senior researcher from the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences has uncovered a quality control mechanism that must take place for our immune system to subsequently effectively destroy harmful viruses and bacteria.
- 2010-10-28 Scientists create Australia’s first diabetes stem cells
Description: In a major research advance, Melbourne researchers have created Australia's first type 1 diabetes stem cells.
- 2010-10-29 John Humphreys receives life membership
Description: Professor John Humphreys has been recognised by the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine with honorary life membership, bestowed at the Rural Medicine Australia 2010 event in Hobart. The award was presented by Dr Jeff Ayton, President of ACRRM.
- 2010-10-29 Medical students launch Teddy Bear Hospital at North Clayton Primary
Description: North Clayton primary school students and their teddy bears were in for a big surprise when Monash undergraduate medical students recently paid them a house call.
- 2010-11-19 Medical researchers receive a $51.5m reward
Description: Teams of medical scientists dedicated to improving the human condition have been rewarded with research funding to help them pursue their dream of finding solutions to some of the greatest global health and medical challenges.
- 2010-11-30 Monash Institute of Medical Research Receives $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations Grant for Innovative Global Health Research
Description: The Monash Institute of Medical Research announced that it has received a US$100,000 Grand Challenges
Explorations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant will support an innovative global health
research project conducted by Professor Euan Wallace and Dr Suzie Miller, entitled Melatonin – preventing asphyxia