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June 2015

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bullet Welcome to the TCRN's June Nexus
This month's Nexus looks at our recent Annual PhD Workshop held at St George Hospital.
Two recipients of the TCRN Conference & Professional Development grants from Round 1 are featured; Regina Ryan and Felix Ma. We interview the newest member of the Consumer Advisory Committee Kathryn Leaney.
We also highlight recent publications by TCRN members over the past month. Congratulations to the TCRN Conference and Professional Development grant recipients for round 1, 2015.
Upcoming events and professional development opportunities listed below.
CAC Member Kathryn Leaney CAC Recruits New Member Kathryn Leaney

The TCRN’s Consumer Advisory Committee welcome a new member this month with the appointment of Kathryn Leaney, a consumer representative with specific advocacy experience in the cancer sector...
“I want to contribute to a world where cancer is better understood, and doctors and researchers treat patients as people..."

TCRN PhD Workshop 2015 PhD Workshop Delivers New Knowledge to TCRN Students

TCRN PhD students have emerged from this year’s PhD Translational Skills Workshop with an enhanced understanding of the bench-to-bedside nature of translational research.
TCRN annual PhD Workshop, which focused on commercialisation was held at St George Hospital Cancer Care Centre

o login to the members section:   1.         Go to  2.         Click on ‘Member Login’ on the dark grey navigation bar at the top of the screen.  3.         When prompted, enter  Your username: Surname Firstname  Your password: Surname_Firstname Congratulations to Recipients of TCRN Conference & Professional Development Grants

Recipients for the recent round of TCRN grants offered have just been announced with researchers and clinicians awarded both national and international grants in professional development and conference grants

TCRN Conference grant recipient Regina Ryan Conference and Professional Development Grant profile: Regina Ryan

Regina Ryan has always been interested in microRNAs and their role in gene regulatory networks but it was the role of microRNAs in sarcoma, a rare form of cancer, that set her on the path towards a PhD...
Learn more about Regina Ryan's poster presentation at the Lorne Cancer Conference

TCRN Members' Publications Recent Interesting Publications from TCRN Members

Research conducted by the TCRN members network has been highlighted using on-line
tools to identify publications attributed to TCRN members over the past month...

TCRN Conference Grant Recipient Felix Ma TCRN Conference and Professional Development Grant Recipient: Felix Ma

Felix Ma is a PhD student studying under the supervision of Dr Jason Wong at UNSW. Ma, a computer sciences expert, is seeking to improve proteomics data analysis through the development of new computational techniques.
Read more about Felix Ma's work on virus classification and protein quantification

Lowy Cancer Research Centre, UNSW Vacancy: Project Officer (Casual)

Expressions of Interest are sought for the role of Project Officer in the Prince of Wales Clinical School. The role is to co-ordinate and implement the TCRN's Cancer Challenge of the Year 2014 project.
Find out more...

(Photo: Dafne Cholet/Flickr) Implementation Science: Community of Practice

Seminar: "Developing and Optimising interventions in Implementation Science" with Professor Sharon Straus from Knowledge Translation Canada.
About: The session will focus on how to optimise the development of an evidence-based implementation strategy targeted to patients, health care providers, or managers.
Audience: This workshop will be ideal for all clinicians, quality improvement staff and researchers looking how to optimise interventions designed to translate evidence to practice.

When: 9:00am - 12:00pm, 16 July, 2015
Where: Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney, Camperdown
Book early to avoid missing out - places are limited.

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