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Paediatrics Research

The Children's Health research we conduct in the Department of Paediatrics spans basic laboratory discovery research through to clinical and population health research, and covers the age spectrum from conception to adolescence, and the entire lifespan.  At our state-of-the-art education and research centre at Monash Children’s Hospital, we offer ideal conditions for research students from medical and science backgrounds.

Dontate to Children's Health Research (in the link, please enter "Paediatrics Research" for "Area of giving").

Osteoporosis Research

The Bone and Muscle Research Group (BMRG), nested within the Monash University Department of Medicine, is working to achieve:

  • Falls and fracture prevention
  • An advanced understanding of interactions between cardiovascular, metabolic and endocrine systems
  • Healthy ageing in our local and global communities
  • Better bone health for vulnerable patient populations
  • Better treatment for osteoporosis patients
  • Better detection of osteoporotic fractures
  • Better understanding of genetic causes of atypical femur fracture and early detection and intervention/prevention
  • Efficient and tailored exercise regimens for building and maintaining healthy bone

Donate to Osteoporosis Research (in the link, please enter "Osteoporosis Research" for "Area of giving").

Translational Oncology Research

Unfortunately some cancer patients don’t respond or are resistant to therapy. Translational Oncology Research Laboratory aims to find out why.  Focussing on the upper and lower gastrointestinal cancers, colorectal cancer, lung cancer and brain cancer, our laboratory seeks to understand how patient tumours respond to clinical therapies (such as immunotherapy, targeted therapy and chemotherapy), why patient tumours are able to resist clinical therapy, and discover biomarkers of response. Our ultimate goal is to use this new knowledge to improve clinical practise, more effectively treat patients and improve their survival and wellbeing.

Donate to Translational Oncology Research (in the link, please enter "Translational Oncology Research" for "Area of giving").

Stroke Research

The Stroke and Ageing Research Group adopts a trans-disciplinary approach to research and clinical translation in the fields of cerebrovascular disease (acute stroke, imaging, small vessel disease, stroke prevention, public health) and brain ageing (vascular and metabolic contributions to neurodegeneration, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease). It consists of 3 divisions (Clinical Trials, Imaging and Informatics, Epidemiology and Prevention and Translational Public Health) headed by experts in the relevant fields.

Donate to Stroke Research (in the link, please enter "Stroke Research" for "Area of giving").

Haematology Donations Jake Short

Blood Cancer Therapeutics Laboratory in the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health headed by A/Prof Jake Shortt seeks to evaluate novel ways to treat haematological malignancies, with a particular focus on lymphoma and multiple myeloma. By determining the molecular mechanisms underpinning specific blood cancers, the group is developing novel therapeutic strategies for translation into clinical trials.  Located within the Monash Health Translation Precinct uniquely places the group in a position to develop their scientific discoveries from bench to bedside.

Donate to the Blood Cancer Therapeutics Laboratory (in the link, please enter "Haematology Donations Jake Shortt" for "Area of giving").

Funding a cure for mental health disorders

The Behavioural Neuroscience group in the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health headed by Dr Rachel Hill is working towards effective treatment strategies for mental health disorders.

Psychiatric disorders are thought to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental disturbances or 'risk-factors'.  The Behavioural Neuroscience lab models these risk factors in mice to understand at the molecular, physiological and behavioural level how these disturbances contribute to mental health.  The group uses a number of different techniques, including genetic manipulation, mouse behavioural testing, molecular biology, in vivo electrophysiology and human clinical students.  This collaborative research team endeavours to provide the most optimal treatment strategy for people with a mental illness.

Donate to Funding a cure for mental health disorders (in the link, please enter "Funding a cure for mental health disorders" for "Area of giving").

Vasculitis research at Monash

The Autoimmune Kidney Disease and Vasculitis Research Group in the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health headed by Professor Richard Kitching and Professor Stephen Holdsworth is working to better understand the mechanism of disease in ANCA vasculitis in order to define specific, less toxic therapies for this disease. Finding targeted treatments that produce fewer side-effects and greater quaility of life is a key aspect of their work.  The group's researchers are clinician-scientists - a typical day at work might see them in the lab conducting research, teaching medical students face-to-face or online, and seeing patients in our clinics.  Find out more about vasculitis.

Donate to Vasculitis research (in the link, please enter "Vasculitis Research" for "Area of giving").

Kim Jolly Lupus Research Fund

In 2007 Kim Jolly, daughter of Christine and Rob Jolly, passed away due to complications associated with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) - the world's most common, incurable and debilitating multisystem autoimmune/chronic inflammatory disease.

In honour of Kim's memory, and in partnership with Arthritis Victoria, the Kim Jolly Lupus Research Fund was created to support and accelerate research into finding better treatments for Australians living with lupus, and ultimately finding a cure.

The Centre for Inflammatory Diseases in the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health, headed by Professor Eric Morand, is working on a number of exciting cross-disciplinary projects such as non-steroidal lupus treatments that reduce side-effects and improve patient outcomes. The Centre is also working to establish the Australian Lupus Registry, which will fast-track clinician access to data and accelerate research.

Donate to the Kim Jolly Lupus Research Fund (in the link, please enter "Kim Jolly Lupus Research Fund" for "Area of giving").

Centre for Developmental Psychiatry and Psychology

The Monash University Centre for Developmental Psychiatry and Psychology (CDPP) is part of the Department of Psychiatry in the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health. We provide research and teaching in the field of developmental psychiatry and psychology with a particular focus on child, adolescent and family mental health. We work closely with the clinical services provided by the Monash Medical Centre Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service.

Donate to CDPP (in the link, please enter "Centre for Developmental Psychiatry and Psychology" for "Area of giving").

School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health

The School of Clinical Sciences (SCS) at Monash Health is the largest medical clinical school in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. From our base at Monash Medical Centre in Clayton we undertake teaching and translational research in collaboration with Monash Health, Victoria's largest hospital network. The broad and interdisciplinary nature of our departments (Medicine, Surgery, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Psychiatry, Nutrition and Dietetics and the recently added Molecular and Translational Science) allows us to provide an innovative approach to research, education, teaching and clinical practice.

Find out more about the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health and donate to SCS (in the link, please enter "School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health" for "Area of giving").