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January 2017

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bullet New Year and Reporting Period
The TCRN wishes all its members a Happy New Year and we look forward to working with you all in 2017. We have an exciting year of events and opportunities available for our members and we will announce these throughout the year.

January 2017 began with the final applications received for the TCRN Clinical PhD Scholarship Top­-up Semester 1, 2017. Thank you for all of your applications. Successful applicants will be announced shortly.

Members will now have received a link to the membership survey to complete as part of our annual reporting obligations to the Cancer Institute NSW. We request that all our members complete this survey to ensure that we accurately report to CINSW.
Cancer Institute NSW Grants CINSW Grants now Open

A number of Cancer Institute NSW are now open for applications. TCRN members are reminded that Research Equipment Grant applicants need a letter of support from the TCRN Director. Please contact for further details.

TCRN researchers are encouraged to update their profiles in the Cancer Institute NSW Grants Management System. The system has recently been updated using the ‘autofill’ option from the profiles to bring details into the application forms to minimise the need to re­type the same information for Chief Investigators and Co-Investigators on separate applications. View all Cancer Institute NSW Open Grants
View all Cancer Institute NSW Open Grants

cells genomics research lab basic scienceiStock_89674819_XXLARGE Save the Date; Drug Development 2017 Meeting - 23 March

Register for this full day of updates in cutting edge drug development issues and interactive discussion about the challenges of establishing drug development infrastructure, themed 'Advancing Early Phase Clinical Trials Through Collaboration'.
Two plenary speakers have already been confirmed; Professor Geoff Shapiro, Dana-Farber Cancer Centre, Boston, and Professor Lillian Siu, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto.
Learn more about this free all-day event

books research study  iStock_93320821_LARGE TCRN Members' Recently Published Articles

Check out this month's highlights from our members publications including researchers from the Lowy Cancer Research Centre, the Royal Hospital for Women, UNSW Prince of Wales Clinical School...
Read more about interesting articles recently published by TCRN members

Consumer Workshop Part 2 TCRN Consumer Workshop Part 2

The second part of the Consumer Engagement Workshop for your research funding application 2017 will be held on 14 February. Registration is essential
RSVP ASAP to secure your spot and receive consumer feedback for your 2017 research applications

Clinical Excellence Commission Development Opportunity: Ian O'Rourke Scholarship in Patient Safety

Open to all employees of NSW Health facilities and/or agencies and employees of NSW-based academic institutions, the Ian O’Rourke Scholarship in Patient Safety provides up to a maximum of $10,000.
Applications for the scholarship will be accepted up until 5.00pm, 24 February 2017.

Macquarie University_ New MRes2/PhD Domestic Scholarship to study with AIHI

The Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI) is part of the largest grant on genomics ever awarded by the NHMRC. The Australian Genomics Healthcare Alliance (AGHA) project aims to prepare Australia for the genomics revolution in health care, and will run for five years (2016-2021).

In this project, the PhD student will undertake a theory based process evaluation to explore the key mechanisms behind successful implementation of genomic sequencing. New knowledge gained from this PhD will inform the design of a generic framework for implementation of genomic sequencing which the wider body of work aims to achieve. Furthermore, evidence generated will help advance understanding of how to effectively implement new evidence into practice.
More information about this opportunity. Expiry: 24 March 2017

iStock_000015387618Large AIHI Seminar Series - upcoming seminars

21 February 2017: Professor Paul Levy
Seminar title: Being willing to see things clearly: Leadership lessons for quality improvement

22 February 2017: Emeritus Professor Stephen Leeder and Emeritus Professor Farhat Yusuf.
Seminar title: Three islands in the sea of data: observations on out of pocket expenditure, alcohol consumption and hysterectomy
For more information and registration details.

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