FHS Internal Review for CRE applications 2015

The Faculty of Health Sciences wishes to ensure that we submit applications for Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) funding by the NHMRC of the highest quality at a time when competition for these research funds is high and increasing. With this in mind, for the next CRE round 2015/2016 the Faculty’s Research Committee will introduce an internal review process for all intended CRE applications in the 2015/16 round. The review will be conducted by senior academics in the Faculty of Health Sciences with extensive research expertise in the field, as well as current CRE leaders and where relevant, by external reviewers.

Please find attached the FHS Internal Review for Centre of Research Excellence Document here.

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Publishing your work in nature journals seminar | 2 December 2014

Hosted by University of Adelaide, School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health together with South Australian Branch of Human Genetics Society of Australasia (HGSA)

Publishing your work in Nature journals
Date: Tuesday 2 December 2014
Time: 12:00 – 1:00
Venue: Hone Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor, Medical School South, The University of Adelaide

Seminar presented by:

Dr Myles Axton

Myles Axton is the chief editor of Nature Genetics. He was a university lecturer in molecular and cellular biology at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Balliol College from 1995 to 2003. He obtained his degree in genetics at Cambridge in 1985, and his doctorate at Imperial College in 1990, and between 1990 and 1995 did postdoctoral research at Dundee and at MIT’s Whitehead Institute. Myles’s research made use of the advanced genetics of Drosophila to study genome stability by examining the roles of cell cycle regulators in life cycle transitions. His interests broadened into human genetics, genomics and systems biology through lecturing and from tutoring biochemists, zoologists and medical students from primary research papers. Helping to establish Oxford’s innovative research MSc. in Integrative Biosciences led Myles to realize the importance of the integrative overview of biomedical research. As a full time professional editor he is now in a position to use this perspective to help coordinate research in genetics.

Please RSVP to Karen Hannah
karen.hannah@adelaide.edu.au or on 831 38163

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School of Psychology Research Seminar Series | December 11th

Assistant Professor Nikos Bozatzis, University of Ioannina, Greece, will present Narrating an extravagant world, warranting a reasonable self: A case study on the cultural ‘Othering’ of contemporary crisis-ridden Greece in a Vanity Fair publication.

Abstract:
In contemporary critical political theory (e.g. Hall & O’Shea 2013; Harvey 2005), it is commonly asserted that one of the ways in which neoliberalism – the globally dominating economic cum political doctrine of the last quarter of the 20th and early 21st C. – is affirming its political grip and power is through its transformation into a common-sense ideology. While the genealogical, historical, political and macro-sociological contours of this large-scale transformation are fairly well documented, what often is in want is an analytic focus on the fine details of the cultural texts within which neoliberal assumptions are ‘naturally materialized’ as common sense. In this presentation, I turn to consider one such text: an extended (11,000 words) travelogue narrative on sovereign debt crisis-ridden Greece, authored by the esteemed non-fiction writer and financial journalist Michael Lewis, published in the U.S.-based but global in circulation magazine Vanity Fair, on the 1st of October 2010. My argument is that within this text the post-2008, global, systemic capitalist crisis, in its Greek sovereign debt manifestation, comes to be rhetorically transformed into a ‘cultural’ issue, rooted in essentialised attributes of contemporary Greece and Greeks. In order to substantiate analytically my theoretical argument, I draw upon three distinct social psychological and social theoretical resources: i.) the social psychological concept of banal nationalism (Billig 1995); ii.) the notion of occidentalism drawn from cultural theory and ethnography (Carrier 1995; Coronil 1996) and its application to social psychological concerns (e.g. Bozatzis 2014); and iii.) methodological developments within discursive psychology (e.g. Edwards 2006; Edwards & Potter 1992; Potter 2005) and critical discursive social psychology (e.g. Wetherell 1998; 2007; 2008).

Speaker bio:

Nikos Bozatzis (Ptychion Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki, M.Sc. & Ph.D. Lancaster Univ.) is an Assistant Professor at the Dept. of Philosophy, Education and Psychology, University of Ioannina, Greece. Nikos is a social psychologist of a discourse-analytic persuasion. Since the formative days of his doctorate training at Lancaster University, his research has focused on ways in which notions of (national) culture come to be mobilized within lay, media and political texts and talk. In recent years, he has been a visiting researcher with the Psychology Department of Georgetown University and an Olympia Fellow in Comparative Cultural Studies, Centre for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University. Nikos is currently based in Melbourne, on a sabbatical leave from his home University, undertaking field research on newcomer Greek immigrants’ narratives of mobility and settlement (in affiliation with the School of Psychology of the University of Adelaide and the Victoria Institute, Victoria University).

Date: Thursday 11th December
Time: 1pm – 2pm,
Venue: Hughes 526.
No RSVP required. All welcome.
For more information contact nicole.matas@adelaide.edu.au

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NHMRC CRE Workshop

The Faculty of Health Sciences is giving a workshop on 9 December for those developing a proposal for a Centre of Research Excellence in 2015. Speakers include successful recipients in the 2014 funding round and FHS Associate Dean Research Professor Julie Owens.  The briefing will be of interest to applicants and research administrators.

Speakers
Professor Julie Owens, FHS Associate Dean Research
Professor Jennifer Couper, CIA, Centre of Research Excellence for the Protection of Pancreatic Beta Cells
Professor Rob Norman, CIB, Centre for Research Excellence in the evaluation, management and health care needs of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and related health implications

Date: Tuesday 9 December
Time: 1.00-2.00pm
Venue: meeting room S333, level 3, Medical School South

N.B. Presentations from Faculty researchers about the various NHMRC funding schemes can be found on the Faculty intranet

For further information, please contact Kate Chadwick: kate.chadwick@adelaide.edu.au

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2015 Indigenous Staff International Travel Grants

Applications for 2015 Indigenous Staff International Travel Grants are now open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Academic and Professional staff to visit relevant international centres or attend international conferences.

To support Faculties and Divisions with strategies and performance indicators relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff capacity building, retention and international obligations, as outlined in the Tirrkarri Tirrka: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Strategy and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy, the University of Adelaide will offer four individual Indigenous Staff International Travel Assistance Grants, for travel in 2015.

Complementing the Taplin Bursary, the Grants funded through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy and administered by the Division of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Vice-President (Academic) will contribute to your Faculty’s/Division’s co-investment and offers financial assistance valued at up to $2,500.

Further information including details of the grants application process and selection criteria can be found here.

Closing date for grant applications: Friday 30 January 2015 at 5.00 pm.

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New book celebrates Australian women Army doctors | Not for Glory

Stories of outstanding women who have served in the Australian Army as doctors and medical professionals in war and peacekeeping operations over the past century are the focus of a new book being launched in Adelaide next week.

Not for Glory: A century of service by medical women to the Australian Army and its Allies is co-authored by Susan Neuhaus, Associate Professor of Conflict Medicine at the University of Adelaide, and Dr Sharon Mascall-Dare, Adjunct Associate Professor of Journalism at the University of Canberra.

The idea for the book came from Associate Professor Neuhaus, a retired Royal Australian Army Medical Corps Colonel who served in Cambodia, Bougainville and Afghanistan.

In 2009, she was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross for outstanding achievement in the provision of medical support as the Commanding Officer of the 3rd Health Support Battalion.

Her experiences as a doctor in war and conflict zones are included in the book.

“This book highlights the significant contribution that women have made to military medicine throughout the past century,” says Associate Professor Neuhaus.

“Not for Glory tells the stories of pioneering, courageous women who overcame adversity to serve their country.

“Their stories are inspiring and worthy of recognition as we mark the Anzac Centenary.”

Co-author Dr Mascall-Dare, an award-winning BBC documentary producer, says: “The book tells the stories of outstanding women who have served in the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps from World War I until the present day.

“We have highlighted the contributions of many women whose stories of personal courage and medical skill have not been told before.”

The Chief Scientist for South Australia, Dr Leanna Read, will launch the book in Adelaide. Not for Glory will also be launched by the Chief of Army, Lieutenant General David Morrison AO, at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

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Call for University ARC Centres of Excellence Expressions of Interest for 2017 Funding

ARC Centres of Excellence program
ARC Centres of Excellence are prestigious foci of expertise through which high-quality researchers collaboratively maintain and develop Australia’s international standing in research areas of national priority. ARC Centres of Excellence involve significant collaboration which allows the complementary research resources of universities, publicly funded research organisations, other research bodies, governments and businesses to be concentrated to support outstanding research. The University of Adelaide has specific expectations on the level of cash support to be included in ARC CoE proposals. ARC Centres are funded for up to seven years. The University of Adelaide will support involvement in high-quality, competitive applications.

The next ARC Centre of Excellence (CoE) round will commence in the first quarter of 2015, with funding to commence in 2017. It is anticipated that the ARC will run a 2-stage process with the following approximate timing, namely:
1) ARC EoI submission: Round is likely to open sometime between January and June, 2015.
2) Invitation for Full Proposals. This is likely to be in the second half of 2015.

University of Adelaide is undertaking an internal EoI process prior to the opening of the ARC Centre of Excellence 2017 round. This internal process will provide applicants with an opportunity to confirm details of their proposal and for School/Faculty commitments to the proposed Centre to be considered. Applicants will receive feedback from School/Faculty/DVCR and a recommendation whether to proceed to the ARC EoI phase. University support cannot be guaranteed for CoE proposals that have not been submitted at the internal EoI phase, or for which the School/Faculty/DVCR has recommended not to proceed to ARC EoI phase.

Submitting an EOI
• Funding Rules for the 2014 round are available on the Research Branch website https://www.adelaide.edu.au/rb/funding-opportunities/arc/. The Funding Rules and Instructions to Applicants for 2017 are not yet available. Further information will be circulated as it becomes available.
• The attached ARC CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE – 2017 ROUND – Expressions of Interest Information Sheet contains important information regarding internal University processes, leverage and co-funding expectations and timelines.
• Expressions of Interest (EOIs):
1. Must be submitted by Friday, 12 December 2014.
2. Must be submitted using the SurveyMonkey form – https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/EOI_CE17
3. Note: The SurveyMonkey form cannot be saved, and must be submitted in a single session. To assist applicants in the completion of the

Please contact arcgrants@adelaide.edu.au for queries/assistance with your SurveyMonkey submission.

ARC Team Contacts
Dr Cameron van den Heuvel, Senior Research Grants Officer, 8313 6926
Roy Sneddon, Research Grants Officer, 8313 5175
Nikki Hodge, Research Grants Officer, 8313 6925
Karen Burke, Manager, Grants, 8313 3534

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Ophira Ginsburg Lecture | 26 November 2014

“Breast and cervical cancer control in low and middle-income countries: a human rights and health policy imperative”

Ophira Ginsburg is a medical oncologist and global health researcher with a focus in global cancer control and women’s health equity.

In 2012 Ophira led the first “call to action” for Canadian cancer agencies and care providers to become part of the solution to the growing crisis of cancer in developing countries. She developed a new course, “Innovative Public Health Approaches to Cancer Care and Control” at the James P. Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, Bangladesh, which is now offered annually. In October 2012, Ophira was a panelist for the latest global summit of the Breast Health Global Initiative held in Vienna. The meeting was the first to address evidence-based, resource-appropriate guidelines for supportive care and quality of life for breast cancer patients (The Breast Journal, 2013).

Some of Ophira’s recent appointments include: the editorial board of a new open access Lancet Oncology publication, Journal of Cancer Policy (Elsevier, UK); Advisor to the National Cancer Hospital and National Institute for Cancer Control of Vietnam; the Technical Advisory Committee of the Global Task Force on Expanded Access to Cancer Care and Control (GTF.CCC of the Harvard Global Equity Initiative, Boston); and was invited to join the faculty of the Institute of Cancer Policy, King’s Health Partners, London.

Date: Wednesday 26th November 2014, 12pm
Venue: Joanna Briggs Institute Conference Room, Level 1, 115 Grenfell Street, Adelaide
RSVP: Please register you attendance with Alex Mignone by Friday 21st November 2014
Email: alex.mignone@adelaide.edu.au

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Mini Symposium | Advances in Mind-Brain Research | 25 November

Date: Tuesday 25th November
Time: 4pm – 6pm
Venue: SAHMRI Auditorium, North Terrace
Places are limited. Please contact carole.johnson@sahmri.com for free registration

4pm – 4.45pm
Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) as a new framework for research in psychiatric disorders
Presented by Professor Julio Licinio

Julio Licinio, M.D., FRANZCP, is Deputy Director for Translational Medicine and Head, Mind and Brain Theme at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute and Strategic Professor of Psychiatry, Flinders University in South Australia. Professor Licinio is originally from Brazil and lived previously in the United States, where for over 20 years he had positions of leadership at Yale, NIH, UCLA, and University of Miami. He is founding and Chief Editor of three Nature Publishing Group journals, Molecular Psychiatry (Impact Factor: 15.147. number 1 worldwide), The Pharmacogenomics Journal (Impact Factor 5.5) and Translational Psychiatry (Impact Factor 4.36). His translational and genomics research spans the lab and clinic examining obesity, depression, and their interface.

5.15pm – 6pm
Understanding Brain Changes in Schizophrenia: Impact of Stress, Drugs and Inflammation on the Developing Brain
Presented by Professor Christos Pantelis

Professor Christos Pantelis is an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow, Foundation Professor of Neuropsychiatry and Scientific Director of the Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre at The University of Melbourne and Melbourne Health. He holds an Honorary Professorial Fellow position at the Florey Institute for Neuroscience & Mental Health, and heads the Adult Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit at Sunshine Hospital. His work has focused on brain structural and functional changes during the transition to psychosis; recent work focuses on neurodevelopmental disorders in childhood and adolescence. He has received a number of awards, including a 2011 NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grant from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (US), and the 2013 Robert-Sommer Award from the Justus Liebig University School of Medicine, Germany. He was recently named in the Thomson Reuters list of “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014”, representing the top 1% of most highly cited scientists.

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CODP Twilight Teeth Party | 21 November 2014

Community Outreach Dental Program (CODP) at the School of Dentistry is committed to assisting marginalised and vulnerable people in the community to obtain much needed dental care at our volunteer clinic in Light Square.

This year we have established a relationship with the Uniting Communities asylum seeker and refugee program. We have coordinated an Oral Health Promotion activity involving our Oral Health students.These students are piloting a dental program that will draw a group of private dentists into service provision. The group from Clayton Wesley Church are hosting a fund raiser evening in a bid to raise some much needed funds to help defray some costs of materials and services. The proceeds will be utilised to support the private dental initiative and to continue support of the Community Outreach Dental Program.

The CODP is now entering its’ fourth year of probono service that not only provides much needed dental care, but continues to add depth to our dental and oral health students’ learning about a wider community for whom we all have a responsibility.

The evening will be a wonderful opportunity to meet our newer Australians, enjoy exotic Persian delights and share the experience with your family and friends. Please see attached flier on the Twilight Teeth Party for more details.

Date: Friday 21 November 2014
Time: From 7pm
Venue: Clayton Wesley Uniting Church and Uniting Communities, Corner the Parade and Portrush Roads, Beulah Park

Margie Steffens
Director Community Outreach Dental Program
0467812966

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