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May 2016

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bullet Welcome to the TCRN May Nexus
This month we feature TCRN Consumer Robert Wynn who gives insight into the projects he is working on with Peter Gunning, Speech Pathology team at Prince of Wales Hospital lead by Emma Stradling are working with consumers on a new project focused on head and neck cancer, TCRN monthly featured members' publications.

Check out the upcoming 2016 Premier's Award for Outstanding Cancer Research which is now open for nominations.
NSW Health Early-Mid Career Fellowships are now open for applications in various categories.

Casual Data Manager position available.

There are a number of conferences coming up with abstract submissions open.
TCRN PhD Translational Skills Workshop 19 April 2016 Consumer Issues Top the List at the 2016 TCRN PhD Workshop

Understanding research funding processes was the name of the game at this year’s TCRN PhD Translational Skills Workshop, an annual day-long initiative for doctoral students receiving funding support from the TCRN...
Increasing PhD students’ skills; clinical awareness and understanding of translational cancer research

TCRN Members' Publications May 2016 Recent Publications From TCRN Members

Review this month's snapshot of TCRN members' publications including Jason Wong, Luke Hesson, Megan Smith, Jie Bin Lew, Karen Canfell, Toni Jue, Kerrie McDonald, Maarit Laaksonen, Nicki Meagher and Claire Vajdic...
Read more about this month's members' publications

Emma Stradling at Prince of Wales Hospital Speech pathology with patient Consumer Input Impacts on Speech Pathology Project Outcomes

Enhancing cancer research in head and neck cancers through consumer involvement to help ensure consumer needs are reflected and the project is informative, targets consumer priorities and is user-friendly.
Speech pathology team at Prince of Wales Hospital with a focus on head and neck cancer

TCRN CAC Member Robert Wynn Consumer Advisory Committee Member Profile: Robert Wynn

Working for a childhood cancer charity and caring for his mother after a cancer diagnosis has given Robert Wynn a unique perspective on the role of the consumer in translational cancer research.
Read more about Robert Wynn and his research partnership with Prof Peter Gunning

Prof Johanna Westbrook, Macquarie University Prof Johanna Westbrook Appointed to Australian Digital Health Agency Board

TCRN Member Professor Johanna Westbrook has been appointed to the board of the Australian Digital Health Agency, announced by Minister for Health, Aged Care and Sport, Sussan Ley.
Prof Johanna Westbrook is a member of the Health Innovation member group

2016 Premier's Award 2016 Premier's Award for Outstanding Cancer Research

Hosted by the Cancer Institute NSW, this gala dinner celebrating excellence and innovation in cancer research will be held at Four Points by Sheraton, Sydney on 5 August, 2016.

Award categories:
- Outstanding Cancer Researcher of the Year
- The Professor Rob Sutherland AO Make a Difference Award
- The “Big Data, Big Impact” Grant, Stage 2*
- Excellence in Translation Cancer Research
- The ‘Wildfire’ Highly Cited Publication Award
- Innovation in Cancer Clinical Trials*
- Outstanding Cancer Research Fellow of the Year*
- The ‘Rising Star’ PhD Student Award
Guidelines and nomination forms available for each award; nominations close 9 June 2016.
*Awards are based on performance reports rather than nominations.
For more details on each award, and to nominate...

NSW Health Early-Mid Career Fellowships NSW Health Early-Mid Career Fellowships

Funding will be provided to contribute towards the salary of early-mid career researchers for up to three years and for a one-off grant to support the fellows direct research costs.
The Application Guidelines and Form are available on the NSW Health website

This latest offering complements the existing education and training program which includes:
· The Medical Device Commercialisation Training Program
· Bioinformatics (Genomics) training
· HREC New Members Training
· AU RED New User and Refresher Training
· New PhD scholarships, which will be announced later in the year
Applications will close on 14 June 2016

Lowy Cancer Research Centre - TCRN role Casual Data Manager Role

Expressions of Interest are sought for the role of Data Manager in the Prince of Wales Clinical School to provide research support and contribute to the success of TCRN-led research projects...
Casual Data Manager Position Available Now

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