Alumni eNews april 2016

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Alumni eNews
Dean, Professor Christina Mitchell

Message from the Dean

Welcome to the Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences eNews - our newsletter for the Faculty of MNHS graduates and friends. In this edition we feature information on events you may like to attend, updates on health and medical research and opportunities for further study.

Best wishes,

Professor Christina Mitchell
Academic Vice President and Dean
Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

 World University Rankings_319
Monash University ranked 35 in the world
Clinical medicine at Monash University has continued its rise in the international rankings, according to results released by Times Higher Education.  Ranked an impressive 35 in the world in clinical, preclinical medicine and health, Monash has Read more
Reprogrammed human cells; a breakthrough in disease treatment
New research by a team of scientists from Monash and the University of Bristol has resulted in the development of a blueprint that will eventually allow clinicians to routinely turn cells in the human body into tissues that are needed to treat disease. Read more
Upcoming events
MBBS Announcement:
Join us for 50 years in Medicine

2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the first graduation of students from the School of Medicine at Monash University. We warmly invite all MBBS graduates and their guests to attend a Gala dinner to reminisce about the past, celebrate the present and look to the future of Medicine at Monash University. Please complete our 'expression of interest to attend form' below to indicate your interest in attending this exciting celebration. Further information will be shared with you over the coming months. Register here.
Further information:
Meghan Griffin, Events and Alumni Relations Manager
T: +61 3 9905 5971

Public Lecture
Crawling out of the RNA World: From catalytic RNA to telomerase, a catalytic RNP
Presented by Tom Cech, Distinguished Professor and Nobel Laureate
Join Professor Tom Cech for a free public lecture as he describes the events that led to the discovery of the first catalytic RNA, or ribozyme, and subsequent work that revealed the structures and functions of these remarkable molecules.
When: 1pm, Wednesday, 17 February
Where: South 1 Lecture Theatre, 43 Rainforest Walk, Clayton Campus, Monash University
Further information: Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute
 Dr Priya Mendis Meet Dr Priya Mendis
The call to medicine occurred at a young age for Dr Priya Mendis, she recalls being inspired by her parents dedication; both were practicing doctors who actively helped friends, relatives and members of their community in Sri Lanka. Read her story here.
  Career Outcomes Survey
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The faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences success story begins and ends with our alumni. As alumni you inspire prospective students with your great success stories influencing past, present and future generations. We would love to hear more about where your Monash degree has taken you.  Complete this short career outcome survey to be in with a chance to win one of three $50 Coles and Myer gift cards!  Take survey here.

   Opportunities: Master of Advanced Health Care Practice
Are you a registered health care practitioner interested in furthering your career? Take the first step and enquire now about one of our eight streams in the Master of Advanced Health Care Practice. Find out more.
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