COVID-19 does not discriminate - nor should the health communication needs of deaf individuals

16 November 2020

Despite a sizable number of deaf people, healthcare professionals are mostly unprepared to understand or serve the needs of these patients due to their lack of training in sign language. This inspired a team of researchers from JCSMHS' HEARD (HEAlthcaRE needs of the Deaf) program to collaborate with the Malaysian Federation of the Deaf (MFD) and MyBIM to develop the Malaysian Sign Language (BIM) video translations of the COVID-19 Screening Questions


Covid-19: To help the deaf, Malaysian academics translate screening questions into sign language

2 November 2020

Researchers from Monash University Malaysia have developed sign language translations of Covid-19 screening questions after being inspired by the story of a deaf patient who was infected with the virus.


Medical or supernatural: Breaking stigma linked to epilepsy

22 October 2020

To interpret one's convulsions as a definitive sign of paranormal interference, maybe catastrophic - a big mistake. For centuries, ignorance and human inexperience on this occurrence have been a subject of puzzlement and a source of fear.


JCSMHS Effort in Reaffirming Deaf People's Human Rights

24 September 2020

A team of researchers from the Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences collaborated with the Malaysian Federation of the Deaf (MFD) and the Malaysian Sign Language and Deaf Studies Association (MyBIM) to develop a Malaysian Sign Language/Bahasa Isyarat Malaysia (BIM) translations of the COVID-19 Screening Questions.


Little Steps: Digging deep to support the disadvantaged in Malaysia

22 September 2020

As far as social work is concerned, you don’t need deep pockets to make a positive impact on someone’s life – just a determination to see things through.

That’s the driving force behind JCSMHS Senior Lecturer, Dr Siti Noraida Habibullah’s role as the founder of the Little Steps charity organisation, which runs multiple projects spanning areas such as education, shelter, and healthcare for the less fortunate.


Professor Dato' Dr Khalid Kadir wins NutraChampion Award

22 September 2020

Professor Dato' Dr Khalid Bin Abdul Kadir was awarded the NutraChampion Award at the NutraIngredients-Asia Awards 2020 for his contribution to research and clinical studies, particularly in the area of diabetes, palm oil, and tocotrienol.


JCSMHS Year 5 Student Publishes in Q1 (Top 10%) Journal

20 August 2020

Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences (JCSMHS) year 5 medical student, Chew Siang Siang, has successfully published her SIP project in a Q1, Top 10% journal Cancers. The article entitled "Targeting Gut Microbial Biofilms—A Key to Hinder Colon Carcinogenesis?"


BMedSci/MD Student Wins Year 2 Faculty Prize Award

22 July 2020

Wong Ruo Wen was awarded the Year 2 Faculty Prize for her academic performance last year.


#MYMonashFrontliners – A Pathology Registar's experience in trying times

24 June 2020

Dr Ken Lee Wan, a Pathology Registrar at Monash Health, VIC, Australia, is part of a team that assists clinicians in diagnosing and monitoring patients’ conditions associated with SARS-CoV-2.


#MYMonashFrontliners – Serving on the frontline in  Kundasang

6 June 2020

Dr Muhammad Syaukat and his colleagues work in the primary healthcare setting, which involves educating and screening the public and identifying people at risk of contracting COVID-19.


Metabolic syndrome: Solace and solution through peer-support lifestyle intervention

8 June 2020

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of metabolic disorders and can increase an individual's risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular diseases. Various lifestyle factors influence metabolic syndrome. JCSMHS Senior Lecturer Dr Amutha Ramadas, along with five other researchers from the University, is hoping to shed more light on this situation.


#MYMonashFrontliners – Ongoing passion for health and humanity

6 June 2020

Dr Densearn Seo is an aspiring physician in Melbourne with a great passion for public health, digital health, health informatics, innovation, and systems management. He speaks about some of the challenges he faces managing the COVID-19 ward and his pride as a Monash alumnus who has continued to uphold Monash University’s motto and values.


#MYMonashFrontliners – Stronger together

28 May 2020

Dr Chloe Siaw is an alumna of JCSMHS from the class of 2014. She is currently an Advanced Trainee of the Australian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM), working as an Emergency Registrar in Austin Hospital, Melbourne.  She shares about some of the main challenges she faces working as an ED doctor amid this pandemic.

#MYMonashFrontliners – Remain hopeful for a better future

20 May 2020

Dr Nicholas Hee, an Internal Medicine Gazetting Specialist at Hospital Enche Besar Hajjah Kalsom in Johor speaks about the challenges he faces working as a front-line doctor helping to battle the Covid-19 pandemic and his hopes in these difficult times.

A Psychosocial Project: Safe Space Covid-19

12 May 2020

In response to the pandemic, a psychosocial project called Safe Space Covid-19 Malaysia has been initiated by Dr Rachel Ting Sing Kiat. Safe Space Covid-19, founded in March, allowed affected individuals to have a platform to process their psychological distress.

#MYMonashFrontliners - A Doctor Who Sews

7 May 2020

Dr Abdullah Muhaimin is an alumnus who is currently serving in Sabah and is one of the gatekeepers of the hospital stationed in the Emergency Department. In his free time, he goes to the Infection Control Unit to help make Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) along with his wife.

#MYMonashFrontliners – Delivering the best possible care to a patient in need

1 May 2020

Since the rapid spread of Covid-19, frontliners are pushed to their limits every day. Hear from the Monash frontliners currently posted in the Emergency and Trauma Department of Queen Elizabeth Hospital I, Sabah.

Bringing Learning to Life

5 February 2020

With the advent of VR and AR, JCSMHS is implementing these assistive technologies and harness their potential to support immersive teaching and learning.

Talk on Online and Blended Learning

14 January 2020

On 14 January, Dr Daniëlle Verstegen from Maastricht University came to give a talk about her findings with online and blended learning for master-level and post-academic students who are working professionals and live far away.

PhD Student Wins Leakey Foundation Grant

January 2020

Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences' (JCSMHS) PhD student Lee Sze Mei was awarded the Leakey Foundation Grant.