It is my pleasure to introduce the inaugural edition of our Faculty eNews, designed to keep you up to date about events, groundbreaking research, and opportunities for further study or professional development, and news from your former classmates. Read more
Dean in key breast cancer discovery
A research team led by Dean, Professor Christina Mitchell has uncovered a new breast cancer gene with a key role in metastasis. The gene is responsible for triggering the disease, increasing the growth of the primary tumour and regulating its spread. The discovery paves the way for the development of therapies that target the early stages of breast cancer. Read more
New drug may halt diabetic kidney disease
Monash MNHS researchers have identified a possible new therapy for diabetic kidney disease, the major cause of chronic kidney failure in Australia and around the world. Dr Greg Tesch and Associate Professor David Nikolic-Paterson found that inhibiting apoptosis signal-regulating kinase-1 - or ASK1 - halts the progression of the disease. Find out more
How do we speed up the basic findings of medical research into clinical practice, without any compromise of research quality? An outstanding scientific program features leading translational medical researchers in Monash’s inaugural Translational Research in Medicine Symposium. The Symposium will bring together experts from across the medical continuum, who will present case studies on what works best to expedite discovery to application. There will also be a celebration of 50 years since the founding of the Monash University Department of Medicine at the Alfred Hospital. View program (pdf).
Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery alumna Dr Lydia Johns-Putra moved to Melbourne from Malaysia at 18 to study Medicine at Monash. Read her story
Opportunities: Become a translational researcher
Even the most brilliant discoveries can get lost in translation into everyday medical treatments. Our new doctoral program and graduate certificate in Translational Research will help take your work from bench to bedside. Learn more
2015 MBBS reunions – save the date
Your reunion is a chance to reconnect with friends you’ve lost contact with along the way, swap stories and ultimately just have a great time. If you're interested in arranging a reunion for old classmates, please email Meghan Griffin. We would love to help you get in touch and promote the event.
1970 MBBS Reunion When: 7pm, Saturday 21 November Where: Metropolitan Golf Club For further information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
1975 MBBS Reunion When: Saturday 17 October Where: MCC AFL Room For further information contact: email@example.com
1980 MBBS Reunion When: Saturday 17 October Where: MCG Function Room For further information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org