Around the Precinct – 11 August 2022

A breakthrough in melanoma treatment, a call for new sexual health campaigns for women, and a report into usage of Melbourne’s supervised injecting facility – this week at the Alfred Research Alliance.

Alfred Health melanoma study

New research co-led by an Alfred Health oncologist has shown hormones can impact cancer treatment.

Alfred Health

Hormones lead to cancer treatment breakthrough
Biological differences between men and women can have an impact on the success of melanoma treatment, according to new research co-led by Alfred oncologist Miles Andrews.
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Monash University – Central Clinical School

Congratulations to all Central Clinical School recently promoted researchers!
Congratulations to our 15 academic staff – researchers and lecturers – who have recently received a promotion.
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New sexual health campaigns needed for women: study
A rise in sexually transmitted infection (STI) among Australian women in the past decade has prompted Monash University researchers to investigate the connection between female sexual practices and STI rates for the first time in women who have sex with women.
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Monash University – School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Review paves the way for better diagnosis and care for common and complex women’s health condition
A recent review by a team of world leaders in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) research and care, led by Monash University, provides a summary of best practice evidence and advocates for greater funded research to address remaining gaps in knowledge in this often neglected condition.
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Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

Fast Five with Daniel Olasoji
He’s a podcaster and a community leader who is committed to developing the transferrable skills of young Africans in the community. And now, Daniel Olasoji has combined his community relations skills with his biomedical science training to take on the new role of Community Engagement Coordinator with us at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute.
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Burnet Institute

Risk of long COVID builds each time you get infected
What’s happening with COVID in Australia is simply not sustainable, Burnet’s Professor Brendan Crabb AC told ABC’s AM Program. Find out why.
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Distance affects usage of Richmond’s supervised injecting facility
Melbourne should consider additional supervised injecting rooms, according to a Burnet-led report.
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A breakthrough – three million free N95 and KN95 masks for Victorians
Burnet supports the Victorian Government’s move to offer high-quality masks to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19 this winter.
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Dr Alisa Pedrana is Gust-McKenzie Medalist
Burnet Institute Senior Research Fellow and coordinator of the EC Australia partnership, Dr Alisa Pedrana is Burnet’s Gust-McKenzie Medalist for 2022.
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Burnet research honoured at AIDS 2022
Dr Rachel Sacks-Davis and Professor Mark Stoové have been recognised for their outstanding research with an IAS/MSD Prize for Research in HIV Prevention.
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