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Julian Elliott

Win for “Citizen Science”: Associate Professor Julian Elliott awarded Commonwealth Health Minister’s Award

Congratulations to Associate Professor Julian Elliott, who was awarded the prestigious Commonwealth Health Minister’s Award for Excellence in Health and Medical Research 2017 at a ceremony in Melbourne on Thursday night.

Medicine

World’s largest study of 1.3 million pregnant women reveals global obesity crisis

The world’s largest and most comprehensive international study of more than 1.3 million pregnant women, by researchers at the Monash University in Melbourne, Australia found that three out of every four pregnant women worldwide, and their

Public Health and Preventive Medicine

1000th volunteer enters world-first trial to determine whether cholesterol lowering drugs improve health

A Monash University trial is investigating whether cholesterol lowering drugs (statins) can lead to a healthier life, with greater independence and lower disability. Targeting people aged 70 years and above, the trial has reached an important

Public Health and Preventive Medicine

How old is too old for cholesterol lowering medications?

Now the debate has reignited with the publication of a new analysis that casts doubt on their benefit for people over the age of 65, and raised concern of the potential for harm in people aged over 75.

Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Monash awarded grant to lead global slum revitalisation research

A global charitable foundation has awarded an AUD $14 million grant to an international research consortium led by Monash University. The announcement was made today by the Hon. Josh Frydenberg MP, Minister for the Environment and Energy.

Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Coles wants $1 maximum bets for pokies – so why won’t the pokie-makers play ball?

Wesfarmers, operator of Coles and other retail brands, reportedly wants to pursue harm-prevention modifications to its poker machines. It has asked five pokie manufacturers, including Aristocrat Leisure, for help in trying out games with a maximum

Public Health and Preventive Medicine

From SPHPM to Oxford – Connor Rochford awarded a Rhodes Scholarship

SPHPM alumnus, Connor Rochford has recently been awarded a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship to undertake study at the University of Oxford. This is a superlative achievement and a great opportunity for Connor to continue research in his interest area

Public Health and Preventive Medicine

A family violence education resource for first responders is now available

Associate Professor Jan Coles, Department of General Practice Monash University has launched a suite of family violence learning modules to address the gap in education to equip primary health care professionals and students with the knowledge,

Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Study finds that campaign prevents 1 in 6 deaths from cardiac arrest in Victoria

The School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine (SPHPM) has collaborated with Ambulance Victoria on a study that has shown The Heart Foundation’s ‘Warning Signs’ public awareness campaign has resulted in 1,300 fewer deaths from cardia

Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Locals sought for world-first medical trial

East and South Gippsland residents are being asked to contribute to a world-first medical trial into whether a widely used anti-cholesterol drug could hold the key to prevent heart attacks, strokes and even dementia in the older population.

Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Men believe older age no barrier to fatherhood: study finds

Many men underestimate the effect of age on fertility with most seeing no barrier to becoming fathers in their 50s, according to a Monash University study.

Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Monash Researchers Announced as Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences Fellows

The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS) have announced their newest Fellows, including four from Monash University, at the AAHMS Annual Conference in Brisbane. These are Professors John McNeil, Susan Davis, Jayashri Kulkarni

Public Health and Preventive Medicine
Australian Cystic Fibrosis Data Registry

Australian Cystic Fibrosis Data Registry comes to SPHPM

Earlier this month SPHPM welcomed the Australian Cystic Fibrosis Data Registry (ACFDR) and the registry’s Director/Data Manager Geoff Sims to the fold, as the School took over operations of the ACFDR on September 1.

Public Health and Preventive Medicine
Prostate cancer

Australia paves the way for revolutionising prostate cancer treatment

The way men are treated for prostate cancer is set to change with the launch of the world’s largest national prostate cancer registry incorporating clinical data alongside patient feedback of their lived experiences.

Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Technology that could revolutionise blood pressure monitoring

SPHPM's Professor Andrew Tonkin and Associate Professor Bing Wang have been awarded a $380,000 Australian Research Council (ARC) linkage grant with the Monash University Faculty of Engineering to develop new innovative technology that could

Public Health and Preventive Medicine
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Double-dose antibiotic treatment and facial cleanliness show promise for trachoma control

A revelatory new study out of Monash University, in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK), has highlighted that an annual double-dose of antibiotic treatment shows...

Public Health and Preventive Medicine

New research asks whether vaccination can prevent heart attacks and strokes for those at risk

The Centre for Cardiovascular Research and Education in Therapeutics (CCRET) in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine (SPHPM) is coordinating a major national study testing whether a saf...

Public Health and Preventive Medicine
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FMNHS International Womens Day luncheon a great success

Over 80 staff and alumni took the opportunity to celebrate women in health and network with colleagues at this year’s International Women’s Day luncheon hosted by Professor Christina Mitchell, Aca...

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