26 May 2014

Photo of the week

CCS Communications team invites you to contribute for the "Photo of the week" section of the eNews.  Please send your photos of scientific nature (including cartoons) to ccs.intranet@monash.edu.  Photos will all be saved in the CCS Photo Gallery and published on a weekly basis.  For other Central Clinical School photo galleries, see:

See a selection of CCS images using Pinterest. Please view and/or follow at http://pinterest.com/CCSMonash/central-clinical-school-monash-university/

Events calendar

What's on for this week

Mon May 2612:30 PMPsychiatry Professorial Grand Round
Tue May 2711:00 AMACBD and Dept Med Seminar Series 2014
12:30 PMConfirmation of PhD Candidature - Mr Andrew Guy
Thur May 299:00 AMLung Health Education Program - Respiratory Update
12:00 PMPostgraduate Milestone review seminar (Ms Danielle Couch)
6:00 PMBMedSc(Hons) Information night
Fri May 30ASMR Medical Research week: Victorian Student Research Symposium
12:30 PMMid-candidature review seminar - Ms Janine Trevillyan
Sat May 31Molecules to Medicines Intern program - Application due

Forthcoming events

Mon Jun 212:30 PMPsychiatry Professorial Grand Round
Tue Jun 33:30 PMPhD Mid-candidature review - Mr Aaron Mcclelland
Wed Jun 412:30 PMWednesday Seminar Series
Thur Jun 51:00 PMBSc and Masters(Part 1) Research seminar
Major CCS events

10 July 2014 CCS Public lecture "Challenges of living well with HIV: Where to from here?"

Professor Jenny Hoy
CCS is holding its annual public lecture for 2014 on 10 July, on a viral infection that has changed our world, the Human immunodeficiency virus infection (HIV). Professor Jennifer Hoy has 30 years' experience in HIV clinical research and patient care, particularly on how HIV contributes to the increased likelihood of chronic illness such as cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. She will describe how the lives of people with HIV transform, how her current research is changing the way doctors help people with HIV, and outline the challenges ahead. See web page with detail & RSVP link.

25 May 2014

Media mentions

19/05/2014, 22/05/2014, 23/05/2014 Professor Peter Gibson, head of the Department of Gastroenterology, conducted an experiment in 2011 that linked gluten to people’s gastrointestinal distress. He conducted a further study which eliminated various confounding variables, and the results were in: there doesn't seem to be any such medical entity as non-celiac gluten intolerance. Instead, the most likely culprit for gastrointestinal discomfort were high FODMAP foods.
Yahoo! Finance, Gizmodo

Ballarat Courrier

20/05/2014 Adjunct Associate Professor Steve Ellen, Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre, discussed lying, with reference to "political lies, white lies and damned lies"
The Conversation
21/05/2014 AA/Prof Ellen said that lying is not just for politicians, but is an every day occurrence, and makes for interesting research.  He drew to a conclusion that "lying is just ubiquitous"
ABC Goulburn Murray, 4BC

Social Media for Researchers Seminar

Social Media for Researchers Seminar
Tuesday 3rd June
12pm - 1pm
AMREP Lecture Theatre Alfred Hospital

Social media is now an important part of how everyone interacts; and this is no different in research.  Social media has been successfully used by researchers to coordinate multicentred studies, recruit participants, connect with collaborators, improve dissemination and increase citations.  This seminar will explore the valuable opportunities for public health professionals, researchers and clinicians to network, foster innovation and grow new ideas using social media.

Dr Hugh Stephens, MBBS, BMedSciHons, SPHPM PhD Scholar is a Social media expert and technology consultant with experience in social media strategy, risk management, digital and social analytics, consumer engagement strategy and marketing analytics.  He is one of the team behind #hcsmanz, the weekly Twitter chat about healthcare social media in Australia and NZ.www.hughstephens.com

Dr John Weiner, MBBS, FRCPA, FRACP, SPHPM PhD Scholar, allergist and blogger since 1998 www.allergynet.com.au/

Mr Tilahun Nigatu Haregu, BSc(Public Health), MPH(Epidemiology), SPHPM PhD Scholar, author of the blog "Publication 2 Application" www.publication2application.org