Our work on selection, postgraduate clinical assessment, widening participation, revalidation and differential attainment and equality, has had significant impact outside of academia and our impact case studies were highly rated in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. Treatment outcome in older lung cancer patients: does the biological age predict it? Leveraging the power of the digital PostopQRS Registry to determine patient and clinical influences on ultimate quality of postoperative recovery. Promote your research and attract students to work on your projects. You may call 718.430.2080 to make appointments with Dr. Schoenbaum and Dr. Berman. Supporting staff who support Medical Students, Validation of a rapid neurological assessment of spinal cord injury (SPEED): a substudy of the ICED trial, Principal Investigator Professor Bernhard Riedel, Vitamin C concentrations following aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage, Ways of Thinking and Ways of Doing (WoTWoD) - An Indigenous Cultural Respect Program in General Practice, Web-based automated vision testing for cataract surgery outcome monitoring, Principal Investigator Professor David Story, A computer-aided decision system for gait analysis, A cytokine pathway in the control of inflammation and pain, An ultrasensitive assay to detect aggrecan degradation products in patient fluids, Biofabrication of an in vitro 3D osteosarcoma model, Biological mechanisms underpinning the social gradient of health, Principal Fellow A/Prof Sharon Brennan-Olsen, Group Leader Associate Professor Chris Yates, Bone strength in young healthy females, older patients with low-trauma fracture and older healthy adults: peripheral quantitative computed tomography based finite element analysis, Bone Substrate Composition Affecting Bone Cell Formation, Function and Bone Turnover, CASE: Cartilage Analytic Screening Environment, Community engagement and policy discourse: Musculoskeletal disease, Controlled mechanical stimulation for cartilage regeneration modelling with 3D bioprinting techniques. Project Lead Associate Professor Rachel Davey, Development of a Minimally Invasive Chronic Neural Interface, Group Leaders Dr Nicholas Opie and Dr Thomas Oxley, Development of Marrow Fat Quantification as a Predictor of Poor Outcomes in Osteosarcopenia, Dynamic microfluidic in vitro differentiation of stem cells for cartilage regeneration in surgical 3D bioprinting, Effect of HMB and Vitamin D Supplementation on osteosarcoPenia In oldeR pErsons (EMPIRE), Elucidating molecular signalling pathways controlled by anti-inflammatory steroids, Evaluating the impact of obesity on knee load over time in those who have undergone optimal surgical re-alignment after total knee replacement, Fighting disease with electricity: Vagus nerve stimulation as a treatment of arthritis, Generation of an ex vivo regeneration model for 3D bioprinting applications. 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The following list represents a selection of projects belonging to our researchers. Don’t worry we can help with all of this. Incidence, prevalence and risk factors for autism. Our student projects offer opportunities to develop a range of skills in medical research, through tackling important research questions with the support of experienced mentors. Is there a role for adipose (fat) tissue in malaria? Students gain an understanding of the research process, limitations and variability of data, and an application of research to clinical practice. The MD-MPH is a very useful and versatile higher degree to combine with medicine and it provides many options for you to follow in your clinical career. Younger-onset dementia - carer mental health and service use. Immunity, Chronic Inflammation and Cardiovascular Disease, Inhibiting hypoxia and inflammation-induced damage to improve the outcomes of islet transplantation, Inhibition of microglia inflammation by AMPK for obesity treatment, Investigating a novel mechanism for improving beta-cell function in type 2 diabetes, Investigating cardiovascular disease in Friedreich's ataxia using human induced pluripotent stem cells, Investigating the involvement of novel genes and pathways in islet beta-cell dysfunction and progression to Type 2 Diabetes, Investigating the role of OIP5-AS1 in cardiovascular diseases, Lipid Metabolism and Cardiometabolic Disease Group, Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Anna Calkin, Lipoproteins and Cardiovascular Risk from Mid- to Late-life in Women, Management of acute decompensated heart failure in inpatients with diabetes, Mechanotransduction in blood cells and consequences for thrombosis and inflammation, Project Leader Professor Lorraine Dennerstein, Head of Laboratory Professor Peter Meikle, Modelling cardiovascular diseases using human cardiac organoids, Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Brian Drew, Multimorbidity and glycaemia in people with type 2 diabetes attending Australian general practice: a cross-sectional study utilising data from NPS MedicineInsight, Principal Investigator Dr Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis, Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease – characterising disease features in order to develop new therapies, Novel therapies for the treatment of cardiorenal disease, Novel therapies for the treatment of cardiorenal syndrome, Novel therapies for the treatment of cardiovascular disease, Pathophysiology of glycaemic and cardiovascular risk factors in diabetes, Point of Care Ultrasound Simulation Education, Simplifying clinical acid-base diagnosis in critical care, Singing for breathing in people with severe non-malignant, chronic lung diseases, Spermtyping – Single cell analysis of the generation of genetic diversity via DNA repair pathways, Sympathetic activation in adults with inadequate sleep, Targeting inflammation and fibrosis for the treatment of retinal disease, The cardiometabolic legacy of SARS-CoV-2 in longitudinal adolescents, The cellular fuel gauge: Novel mechanisms of metabolic control, The GP-OSMOTIC trial: Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Type 2 Diabetes, Project Leader Associate Professor John Furler, The role of AMP-activated kinase in suppressing atherosclerosis, Transoesophageal echoardiography in cardiac surgery, Treating fibrosis and inflammation to prevent end-organ damage in diabetes, Type I interferon as a novel endogenous trigger of trained immunity, Understanding antibiotic prescribing and use of guidelines in general practice – the GP National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey (GP NAPS) pilot study, Understanding how Type 17 immunity and IL-17 cytokines regulate Type 1 diabetes, Using the JAK1/JAK2 Inhibitor Baricitinib to treat new-onset Type 1 diabetes. Hugh Williamson Gait Laboratory/Orthopaedic Department, Research Group Leader Professor Kerr Graham, Identifying novel cartilage proteins with new functions, Inflammation-induced Osteosarcopenia: Mechanisms and Novel Treatments, Investigating Lipotoxic Impacts of Fatty Acid Synthesis on: (1) Osteoblasts, and (2) Osteoclast, in Vitro and (3) Skeletal Muscle, Investigating the Anabolic Effect Drugs (Picolinic Acid) on Osteocytes in Vitro, Investigating the Rapamycin Effect on Induced-Palmitic osteocytes in Vitro, Is muscle surgery or bone surgery better for young children with cerebral palsy who have hip displacement? Extra-curricular research refers to a wide range of research projects referred to as “unpaid Research Work Experience”. The School has a wide range of research expertise in the field of Public Health and Health Services Management. Introducing the Research Project to students Classroom posters. The projects listed below were provided by BUMC faculty members for this purpose. School Research Themes. Mechanistic and translational studies in female reproductive health, Most Bothersome Symptom: a new research outcome in women with endometriosis, Prenatal testing: a longitudinal study - the PeTALS project. Research candidates seeking to undertake a PhD, Masters by Research or Master of Philosophy can look for potential research topics through the following resources: Research Expertise PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research The program is a great way for you to gain research experience and an insight into research process while working alongside our leading scientific researchers. New genes and treatments for inherited renal disease, Deputy Head of Research, Director Head of the Stem Cell Laboratory Dr Bill Kalionis, Principal Investigator Professor Kate Leslie AO FAHMS, Principal Investigator Professor Philip Peyton, Safety and feasibility trial of immediate cooling followed by early decompression in patients with cervical SCI; a substudy of the ICED trial, Principal Investigator Associate Professor Bill Nimo, The Arthroplasty and Bariatric Surgery (ABS) Study: a randomised controlled trial of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding prior to total knee arthroplasty, The effects of glucocorticoids on glycaemic control in pregnant women with gestational diabetes, The fear of medical error: A growth mindset approach to ‘second victim’ support, Professorial Fellow, Melbourne Medical School and Professor, Melbourne Business School Professor Jill Klein, The MARKA Study: Maximum Acceptable Risk of complication in total Knee Arthroplasty, They do tell you a lot. As a student, you can intercalate a bachelors degree, carry out extra projects during medical student selected components (SSCs) or in your own time, or intercalate into a higher qualification such as a masters degree or PhD. This selection of possible topics reflects the interests of our researchers. Application of multi-omic approaches to identify the genetic bases of disorders of mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation. Sex, drugs and rock'n'roll: Young people and risk behaviours, Sexting, porn, and Tinder: An investigation of education and health promotion, Sexual and Reproductive Health in Adolescence, Director of Research Training Professor Meredith Temple-Smith, Sexual dysfunction in women who have experienced cancer, SUSTAIN: Sustainability of Identification and Response to Family Violence in antenatal care, Testing therapeutics for infertility in organoid models. Year 3 medical students are ineligible to apply due to the adjustment of the teaching schedule that overlaps with the summer research program. 16 October 2020 10:00am . What role does the built environment play in the development of allergic diseases? Machine learning and neural networks in dementia and younger onset dementia. Recruiting — indicates projects currently recruiting research students. Projects » Below we list current research topics in the Medical School, with links to relevant researchers and research units. Current areas of interest include basic research in fields as diverse as the immunobiology of sepsis, the formation of intraperitoneal adhesions, and the molecular analysis of neoplasia. How do early-life exposures shape childhood metabolomic profile? Development and evaluation of guidelines and an intervention for moving on from IVF in women with a low chance of success, Discovering the targets of drugs that stop malaria parasites invading red blood cells, Discovery and translation of interventions to control sexually transmitted infections and their consequences. Effective relationships in dementia community care: Promoting Independence though quality dementia care at home (the PITCH project). Identifying biomarkers of risk and poor prognosis in CRC, Identifying novel genetic risk factors for colorectal cancer, Improving reproductive health through infectious diseases research, Inflammation-induced Cancer: Mechanisms and Novel Treatments, Inter and Intra-tumour heterogeneity in metastatic colorectal cancer, Group Leader, acting Head of Department Associate Professor Fred Hollande, Investigating the link between phenotype change and treatment resistance in prostate cancer, Linking determination of cell fate in the developing nervous system to paediatric brain tumours, Low Literacy Decision Aid about Reproductive Choices for Younger Women with Breast Cancer, Manipulating Recipient Immunological Microenvironment to Improve Outcomes in Allogeneic Transplantation, Manometric studies on oesophageal atresia and colorectal disorders, Mesenchymal Stem Cell-based Therapies for Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Colorectal Cancer, Molecular Mechanisms of Tumour Resistance Laboratory, Molecular Microbiology and Reproductive Health Research Group, Honorary, Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Women's Hospital/Mercy Professor Suzanne M. Garland, New reagent for detection of program cell death, NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence for Reducing the Burden of Colorectal Cancer by Optimising Screening, Novel Approaches in Therapeutic Endoscopy, Novel genetic interactions with the double-stranded RNA-induced autoimmunity pathways, Novel investigations and treatments for intractable, chronic constipation, Novel treatments for colorectal disorders, OPPtiC: A pilot feasibility study of establishing a clinical opioid pharmacogenomics database in palliative care, Optimising the management of patients awaiting liver transplantation, PaCCSC RAPID Series - Cancer-related Lymphoedema, Paediatric and Adolescent Fertility Preservation Taskforce, Postnatal germ cells are controlled by FSH during ‘minipuberty’ at 3-6 months of age, and deranged by cryptorchidism to cause seminoma and infertility, Predicting tumour evolution, immune surveillance and editing using integromic classification of the tumour microenvironment, Prediction of ovarian malignancy in children with ovarian cysts, Prevalence of Risk Factors for Melanoma in Primary Care Patients using the MelaTools Risk Calculator, Priorities and Needs of Women Living with Advanced Cancer, Head of Group Professor Christopher Hovens, Deputy Laboratory Head Associate Professor Niall Corcoran, RAPID Postmarketing Study - Medicinal Cannabis, Reducing disparities in mortality and survival for rural Victorians with colorectal cancer, Regulation of cancer stem cell self-renewal in colorectal cancer, Group Leader, Acting deputy Head of Department Associate Professor Fred Hollande, Regulation of invadopodium function and involvement in cancer cell invasion, Regulators of allogeneic stem cell engraftment, graft versus host disease and graft-versus leukaemia, Renal supportive care of patients with advanced chronic kidney disease, Professor Mathis Grossmann, MD, PhD, FRACP, The role of the essential biometal zinc in pathological and physiological processes, Role of p-21-activated kinases in pancreactic cancer, Role of the EHF transcription factor in breast cancer, Role of the Nervous System in Cancer Development and Progression, The role of the Renin Angiotensin System in tumour progression and recurrence following tumour resection, Roles of macrophages subpopulations in tumour microenvironment in gastric cancer, Sepsis pathway compliance and outcomes for haematology patients, Structural biology of proteins involved in cancer, Studying the Continuum of Cancer Care through Linking Primary Data, Research Project Leader Professor Jon Emery, Supporting earlier cancer diagnosis and efficient referral pathways in general practice, Chair of Paediatric Surgery Professor John M Hutson AO, Targeting the angiogenic and osteoclastic pathways in spinal cancer, Targeting the Lymphatics in colorectal Liver metastasis, The assessment of oral cancer risk using a chair-side tool for salivary aldehyde production, The CGA-Oncology Study: Comprehensive geriatric assessment and intervention in older lung cancer patients, The development of anti-NPY1 receptor antibodies for research into and treatment of cardiovascular diseases and cancer, The Genomic Drivers of High Risk Prostate cancer, The impact of cancer therapies on the bone marrow microenvironment, The role of EGFR Signaling in Glioblastoma Progression and Resistance to Current Therapies, The role of FANCM gene in inherited breast cancer, The role of invadopodia in glioma invasion and response to therapeutics, The role of miRNA in oral mucosal disorders, The role of RECQL4 gene in cancer predispositon, The role of RNA editing enzyme ADAR1 in liver homeostasis and metabolism, The role of STAT3-mediated Cancer Progression and Resistance to Current Therapies, The treatment of the brain tumour glioblastoma (GBM), Understanding how immune cell function is impacted by novel therapies in patients with B cell malignancies, Understanding the aetiology of Serrated Polyposis Syndrome, Understanding The Immune Environment in Metastatic Melanoma, Understanding the microenvironment of lymphodema, Understanding the role of CXCR7 in lymphodema following radiation injury, Undescended testis and inguinal hernia result from defects in the same mechanism, Project Leader Professor John M Hutson AO, Use of Connexin43 peptides as a treatment for glioma, VCCC Building Capability in Clinical Trials Program, WomenCAN: Promoting and advancing women’s health and wellbeing after cancer. We support aspiring medical students every step of the way with a range of advice, guidance, webinars, articles and courses. Research framework [PDF 112KB] Research processes [PDF 112KB] Assessment types [PDF 133KB] Understanding P1 [PDF 233KB] Understanding E2 [PDF 132KB] Enterprise project questions Discussions between the appropriate course co-ordinator, the academic supervisor and the student, determine the project finally undertaken. For many students, being on a medical school campus offers a first exposure to lots of other types of research, like epidemiological studies, clinical trials, retrospective analyses, QI initiatives, and translational research (and plenty of basic/bench science as well). A web-based database of available projects will be made available to students from early in first semester of 3rd year which will be continually updated during the semester. Monocytes in COVID-19: the great influencer of disease severity? What controls the development of strong cortical bone? Study a research degree with us The Deakin Medical School houses a vibrant program of research, including more than 100 research staff and over 100 research students. Cerebral oxygenation during neonatal intubation: an observational study, Changing the Trajectories of Australia's Most Vulnerable Children- The Early Years Education Program Randomised Controlled Trial, Characterisation of rotavirus strains emerging in the vaccine era, Characterising the genetic profile of gubernacular cells derived from androgen receptor knockout mice (ARKO) during testicular descent, Characterising the immune response to RSV in preterm and term infants, Clinical features in a common inherited cause of kidney failure, Cluster RCT of a multi-component intervention package to improve maternal and childhood vaccination in Victoria, Community Study of the Genetics of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Concussion Essentials: A clinical trial for reducing persisting symptoms after child concussion, Controlling nephron patterning and segmentation in kidney organoids, Defining the functional pathology of Hirschsprung Disease, Defining the mechanisms that underpin the beneficial off-target effects of BCG, Detection and prevention of tuberculosis in children and adolescents in endemic, resource-limited settings, Developing computational approaches to analyse development and disease, Developing high content screens of novel treatments for congenital nephrotic syndrome, Developing novel diagnosis methods for tree nut allergies, Developing novel methods for the diagnosis of tree nut allergies, Development of novel human stem cell derived models of beta-propeller protein-associated neurodegeneration for disease modelling and drug screening, Development of novel point-of-care diagnostics tests and surveillance tools for malaria, Development of novel vaccines against malaria, Discovering the mechanisms and targets of immunity against malaria, Discovery of new treatments for brain development disorders linked to epigenetic regulatory genes, Dose optimisation of antibiotics in children with cystic fibrosis, Effect of congenital UDT on Gonocyte development, Effects of Vitamin D Status on DEXA Femoral Neck BMD in Children and Adolescents, Effects of Vitamin D Status on Forearm Fracture Healing Rates in Children and Adolescents: A Pilot Study, Research Group Leader Professor Jodie McVernon, Evaluating health outcomes of transgender children and adolescents, Expression systems for pluripotent stem cells and their differentiated derivatives, Family Study of the Genetics of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Fertility preservation in adolescent and young adult cancer survivors, Research Group Leader Professor Sylvia Metcalfe, Research Group Leader Professor Beverley Ann-Biggs, Gut epithelial stem cell function: the influence of enteric neurons, Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies in Papua New Guinea – The impact of nutrition, malaria, and other infections on pregnant women and infants. 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