10 Mar 2015

2015: CCS Local eNews blog no longer being issued

Image: News of the World
As of January 2015, we are no longer running the Monday blog for Central Clinical School (CCS) local news and what's on notifications. We continue to run the CCS Friday blog, which features research highlights and a condensed version of what's on for the week.
Enquiries to:
Julia Veitch
Communications Manager, Central Clinical School
ph +61 3 990 30026

20 Jan 2015

Welcome to new NTRI staff

The National Trauma Research Institute NTRI has new staff members:
  • Cecily Schwab - a clinical psychologist with a significant business background.  Cec started in December, so many would have met her already, but she is replacing Kate Scott on the NTRI Forums and also helping out with some of the CETBIR and VNAC work.
  • Jarrod Donovan - an Alfred nurse who has ICU experience and will be working with the P.A.R.T.Y. team from today, assisting Janet McLeod in managing the the operations of the various parts of the program.
  • Crystal Seah and Natalie Lott - both will be working with Ornella Clavisi/Marije Bosch as casual data collectors working on the NET Program.
NTRI also has new Honorary Researchers working on the Enhanced Crash Investigation Study (ECIS): Emily Robertson and Karen Vlok.

Posted 6 Jan 2015 by Robyn Goodwill email robyn.goodwill@monash.edu

14 Dec 2014

Photo of the week: Visualisation as you've never seen it before!

Professor Paul Bonnington demonstrating Monash's CAVE2(TM) facility, Monash's Immersive Visualisation Platform at the Clayton campus. CAVE stands for CAVE Assisted Virtual Environment. CAVE2 is a trademark of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. The backdrop image is of neural pathways in 3D. See more:

Season's Greetings from Head of School

Steve rising to the challenge of sounding
convincing in "Explain my graph" at the
2014 CCS postgraduate symposium...
I would like to thank all academic, professional, teaching, administrative and support staff for their hard work in 2014. Although we face difficult times from a funding perspective, the School continues to flourish and grow through the efforts of its dedicated staff.

I would also like to thank our dedicated and enthusiastic postgraduate and Honours students for their commitment to their research projects and participation in wider academic life. 22 of our PhD students were awarded their degrees during 2014, an outstanding effort.

I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and safe and peaceful New Year and look forward to further enhancing our excellence in research, teaching and patient care in 2015.

Steve Jane, Head of Central Clinical School

Editorial for final 2014 CCS Blog news

Central Clinical School web page visits - weekly rate has doubled over 2014 with a total of 1.5M views
(Figures exclude Monash visitors). CCSMonash Google+ averaging around 1000 views/day.
This is the final edition of the CCS local enews for 2014. Collectively, the school has had a phenomenal output and profile and it's a bit like riding rapids to represent you all to the wider world! Your work has had literally millions of views over the year (no exaggeration, see graph above).
Your feedback on our news services would be very much appreciated. Please take our survey (only 8 questions).

Have a happy and safe Christmas and New Year break. Enews will resume in February 2015.

Regards, the 2014 team:
Julia Veitch, Vithya Premkumar and Dussy Kuttner

HDR seminars and CCS events

All event notices are maintained on the CCS Events calendars (including local events such as professional development and trade fairs and HDR calendars). For a consolidated view, details of events and to see all events and deadlines, see Announcements.  Various Departments have their own calendars: See CCS seminar index: www.med.monash.edu.au/cecs/events/seminars.html

What's on for this week - mostly Christmas things

Tue Dec 1611:30
1:00 PM
ACBD/Medicine seminar: Dr Hong Bin Liu
Confirmation of PhD candidature: Ms Britt Christensen
Wed Dec 1712:00 noon
12:30 PM
CCS Middle Managers Christmas lunch
MAPrc Christmas lunch: contact MAPrc@monash.edu
Thu Dec 1810:30 AM
7:00 PM
 Russell Evan's farewell morning tea - all welcome
ACBD Christmas party: contact roisin.briscoe@monash.edu
Fri Dec 1912:30 PMImmunology Kris Kringle and pot luck lunch: contact Nina.McLean@monash.edu

Forthcoming events

Mon Dec 22 1:00 PM MAPrc Kris Kringle
Tues Dec 23 Last working day before University shutdown. First working day back in 2015 is Monday 5 Jan.

Congratulations to prize winners Chris Brooks and Laura Blair-West

Mrs Candice Rosengarten awarding
the prize plate to Chris Brooks
Congratulations to CCS students and graduates for recent wins.

Chris Brooks (Department of Surgery) won the D.S. Rosengarten Surgical Trainee Research Prize for his presentation, "Smoking increases postoperative respiratory complications and unplanned return to Theate in vascular surgical patients". Read more

Laura Blair-West (MAPrc) is a BMedSc(Hons) student investigating how social behaviour is affected with direct current stimulation. She won best poster presentation at the Australian Cognitive Science conference (seen here presenting her poster at the September 2014 AMREP EMCR conference, which she also won). Read more.