Around the Precinct – 8 September 2022

Today is R U OK? Day and several Alliance partners are hosting events to raise awareness of mental health and suicide prevention. At Alfred Health, the focus is on the importance of self-compassion not only today but every day, especially after the personal and professional challenges of the last few years.

Elsewhere on the precinct, a consortium of researchers from Monash University, Alfred Health, Burnet Institute and other organisations have been awarded a $6.3 million MRFF grant to profile COVID-19 vaccine responses in vulnerable populations. 

R U OK? Day

The respiratory team from The Alfred mark R U OK? Day.

Alfred Health

R U OK? for every day
As part of RUOK? Day this week, Alfred Health staff from across all sites tuned into a conversation about the importance of compassion for others and for self.
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Compassion starts with the self
When people think of self-care, many people automatically imagine a spa day or massage voucher.
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Monash University – Central Clinical School

Early career researcher’s paper honoured in Faculty awards
A paper reviewing the merits of telerehabilitation for Chronic Respiratory Disease has won one of the six Monash Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Faculty Early Career Researcher Publication Prizes 2022.
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Repeated concussions can thicken the skull, Monash University study finds
New research has found that repeated concussions can thicken the structure of skull bones. Previous studies have shown damage to the brain following concussion, but have not looked at the brain’s protective covering.
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Multi-institutional consortium attracts $6.3 million MRFF grant to profile COVID-19 vaccine responses in our most vulnerable patient populations across the lifespan
The consortium entitled PROPHECY: Profiling immune RespOnse in Paediatric and High-risk populations to SARS-CoV-2 is led by a diverse executive team of both scientist and clinician researchers, Prof Menno Van Zelm (Immunology & Pathology, CCS), Dr Gabriela Khoury (Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute), Prof Heidi Drummer (Burnet Institute), A/Prof James McMahon (Infectious Diseases and Alfred Health) and A/Prof Benjamin Rogers (School of Clinical Sciences and Monash Health).
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Monash University – School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Providing feedback to GPs: an effective solution to overuse of musculoskeletal diagnostic imaging
A simple audit and feedback mechanism can successfully reduce overuse of musculoskeletal imaging by General Practitioners (GPs) at a national scale, saving precious health system resources, and saving patients’ time, money, potential for incidental findings, unnecessary treatment and risk of harm from cumulative exposure to ionising radiation.
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Burnet Institute

Burnet research being presented at PNG Medical Symposium
The impact of COVID-19 on leading diseases and medical treatment in Papua New Guinea is a major focus of this week’s Medical Society of PNG’s Symposium in Port Moresby.
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Burnet awarded grant to develop next generation liver test
The Burnet Diagnostics Initiative will develop a rapid point-of-care test to better monitor liver health, thanks to funding from the Victorian Government.
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Prestigious grant to profile responses to COVID-19 vaccines in vulnerable people
Burnet Institute is part of a consortium awarded a $6.3 million MRFF grant to profile COVID-19 vaccine responses in our most vulnerable populations.
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