Funding a cure for mental health disorders
Psychiatric disorders are thought to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental disturbances or 'risk-factors'. The Behavioural Neuroscience lab models these risk factors in mice to understand at the molecular, physiological and behavioural level how these disturbances contribute to mental health. The group uses a number of different techniques, including genetic manipulation, mouse behavioural testing, molecular biology, in vivo electrophysiology and human clinical students. This collaborative research team endeavours to provide the most optimal treatment strategy for people with a mental illness.
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Vasculitis research at Monash
The Autoimmune Kidney Disease and Vasculitis Research Group in the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health headed by Professor Richard Kitching and Professor Stephen Holdsworth is working to better understand the mechanism of disease in ANCA vasculitis in order to define specific, less toxic therapies for this disease. Finding targeted treatments that produce fewer side-effects and greater quaility of life is a key aspect of their work. The group's researchers are clinician-scientists - a typical day at work might see them in the lab conducting research, teaching medical students face-to-face or online, and seeing patients in our clinics.
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Kim Jolly Lupus Research Fund
In 2007 Kim Jolly, daughter of Christine and Rob Jolly, passed away due to complications associated with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) - the world's most common, incurable and debilitating multisystem autoimmune/chronic inflammatory disease.
In honour of Kim's memory, and in partnership with Arthritis Victoria, the Kim Jolly Lupus Research Fund was created to support and accelerate research into finding better treatments for Australians living with lupus, and ultimately finding a cure.
The Centre for Inflammatory Diseases in the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health, headed by Professor Eric Morand, is working on a number of exciting cross-disciplinary projects such as non-steroidal lupus treatments that reduce side-effects and improve patient outcomes. The Centre is also working to establish the Australian Lupus Registry, which will fast-track clinician access to data and accelerate research.
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Centre for Developmental Psychiatry and Psychology
The Monash University Centre for Developmental Psychiatry and Psychology (CDPP) is part of the Department of Psychiatry in the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health. We provide research and teaching in the field of developmental psychiatry and psychology with a particular focus on child, adolescent and family mental health. We work closely with the clinical services provided by the Monash Medical Centre Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service.
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School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health
The School of Clinical Sciences (SCS) at Monash Health is the largest medical clinical school in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. From our base at Monash Medical Centre in Clayton we undertake teaching and translational research in collaboration with Monash Health, Victoria's largest hospital network. The broad and interdisciplinary nature of our departments (Medicine, Surgery, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Psychiatry, Nutrition and Dietetics and the recently added Molecular Translational Science) allows us to provide an innovative approach to research, education, teaching and clinical practice.
Find out more about the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health and donate to SCS (in the link, please select "School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health" for "Area of giving").