Research at JCSMHS
Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine & Health Sciences (JCSMHS) prides itself for being part of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences of Monash University, one of the leading research-intensive universities in Australia and world-wide. The research activities happening at the School are building a vibrant research and enterprise culture which enhances teaching and learning, benefits the community, and enriches the creativity and innovation of its staff.
The Research Strategy at the JCSMHS aims to establish and sustain a research culture that fosters collaboration, mentoring and the production of high quality research which contributes to the disciplines of Medicine, Health and the Biological Sciences, with the goal of improving the health and well-being of individuals, populations and society. The core initiatives include:
- Supporting research activities of research active staff
- Providing guidance and mentoring to junior researchers
- Providing opportunities for students to engage in research
- Encouraging research-led teaching and innovation
The school also places great emphasis on building and strengthening partnerships with the government, other universities, various professional institutions and companies from the industry to uphold the culture of excellence, collaboration and accountability.
In 2009, the School established 4 key Research Strengths creating core groups with critical mass and expertise in the following areas:
- Cardio-metabolic research
- Infection and immunity
- Neurosciences (link to BRIMS' research themes)
- Global Public Health (visit GPH's website)
In addition, the School currently supports 3 flagship research initiatives:
- Brain Research Institute Monash Sunway (BRIMS)
- South East Asia Community Observatory (SEACO)
- Clinical Research Centre, Medical Precinct
Given the successes of the School’s research strategies, and particularly the inbuilt support for new researchers, new Research Clusters are being nurtured to harness the capabilities of staff in areas different from the Research Strengths. New research leaders have been identified with the potential to create critical mass and provide support in the following broad areas of research:
- Psychology, Health and Wellbeing
- Oncology and therapeutics
- Therapeutics and Drug Discovery from Natural Products and Bioactive Compounds
JCSMHS is also one of the institutional partners of Asian Collaboration for Excellence in Non-Communicable Disease (ASCEND) Research Network, a program which aims to provide high quality research training for early to mid-career researchers in Malaysia, Sri Lanka and India who want to develop their skills and build a career in the prevention and management of Non-Communicable Diseases.
Visit ASCEND's website to get more information and to download an application form.