‘Game-changing’ wound care directories launched

Two open-access online resources launched today that will fill significant gaps in wound-related education and research in Australia. The Wounds Research Directory is a database of Australian wound researchers and an overview of their work that aims to strengthen wound research networks and promote easier sharing of evidence from research. The Wounds Education and Training Directory is a comprehensive source …

From the Executive Director: A time to reflect and enjoy new freedoms

As 2022 comes to an end, it is timely to reflect on the year that has been. A year that began with government restrictions and is ending with the ability to rejoice in the festive season and reconnect with one another. We thank all those that worked tirelessly this year to afford us such freedoms. This year has seen Monash …

2022 MIME Seed Funding results

Congratulations to the seven successful project teams in the 2022 MIME Seed Funding round.   A fantastic array of opportunities for clinical innovation were proposed by Monash University affiliated clinician researchers with Monash University Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences; Engineering; IT; and Art, Design and Architecture staff expressing their interest in solving these clinical problems.   A total …

From the Executive Director: The importance of plain language in health

With Australia having entered a new phase of the COVID pandemic, one where mandatory isolation has ended, many of us have reflected on what COVID has taught us. The importance of health literacy is one such lesson. Throughout the pandemic, whole populations were asked to understand and rapidly digest complex health concepts relating to infection, vaccination uptake and the use …

Digitising the procurement and supply chain

Digital change and knowledge mobilisation have helped improve procurement and supply chain processes while bettering patient outcomes within Monash Health. The Graduate Research Industry Partnership (GRIP) program is a partnership between Monash Partners health services and Monash University where PhD students address healthcare problems through digital and data-driven innovations. PhD student Tayla Wilmot has been working with the Monash Health …

Monitoring and understanding acute myeloid leukemia

Seven research projects were recently awarded funding thanks to our partnership with Equity Trustees. This collaboration recognises high impact research projects that directly benefit children and those suffering with cancer, heart disease and depression. The following highlights one of the funded projects: Monitoring transcriptional evolution in acute myeloid leukaemia using circulating tumour DNA – the SNIPER assay. We spoke to project …

From the Executive Director: Research and innovation as core functions in transforming the health system

The integration of health, medical research and innovation within the health system is seen as essential to transforming and improving the health of the Australian community, and protecting and sustaining our health system. Recognising the significant challenges we face, worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences has released a vital report titled, ‘Research and …

Improving mental healthcare services

Seven research projects were recently awarded funding thanks to our partnership with Equity Trustees. This collaboration recognises high impact research projects that directly benefit children and those suffering with cancer, heart disease and depression. The following highlights one of the funded projects: Improving mental healthcare services – Perceived need for mental health care, learning from what Australians say in two …

Women in STEMM Student Leader Awards 2022 now open

Apply HERE. Applications for the Women in STEMM Student Leader Awards for 2022 are now open! After the great success of the 2021 Women in STEMM Student Leader Awards, the Monash Institute of Medical Engineering (MIME) is looking forward to again recognising, celebrating and supporting women students at Monash University who are contributing to innovation in healthcare and medical technologies. Open …

From the Executive Director: Working collaboratively to address health service priorities

In line with our purpose, Monash Partners facilitates collaborative platforms, connecting researchers, clinicians and the community across our Partners and stakeholders to innovate for better health. Adopting a ‘better together’ philosophy the platforms enable and support the sharing of information, expertise and learnings, and build capacity to embed research into healthcare. This includes work in priority areas such as falls …