Monash University appoints new head of Southern Clinical School

3 March 2014

Leading endocrinologist and researcher Peter R. Ebeling has been appointed Professor and Head of the Department of Medicine at Monash University‘s Southern Clinical School.

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Professor Ebeling is Chair, NorthWest Academic Centre and Assistant Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne.  Since 2005 he has also been Head of Endocrinology at Western Health, Victoria.
Musculoskeletal health and the role of vitamin D in osteoporosis and other diseases are among Professor Ebeling’s key research interests. With a passion for the translation of clinical research into practice, Professor Ebeling will play an active role in the Monash Health Translation Precinct (MHTP).
“Professor Ebeling brings impressive skills as an international opinion leader in his field of bone research and as an outstanding educator and facilitator of training,” said Professor Eric Morand, Head, Southern Clinical School. “He is also one of the most prominent academic physicians in Australia.”
Professor Ebeling completed his MBBS at the University of Melbourne. During his doctoral studies with esteemed medical scientist Professor Jack Martin, Professor Ebeling’s team discovered a new hormone, PTHrP, involved in cancer and normal calcium metabolism. Professor Ebeling conducted further clinical research in osteoporosis as a post-doctoral fellow at the Mayo Clinic and as a visiting research fellow at the Botnar Centre, Oxford University Institute of Musculoskeletal Sciences.
Professor Ebeling is director of the Australian Institute of Musculoskeletal Science (AIMSS), medical director of Osteoporosis Australia and Board Member, International Osteoporosis Foundation. He is also the president of the Endocrine Society of Australia.
“I am excited to be joining Monash University when my passion, translational research, is about to become a real focus with the establishment of the Monash Health Translation Precinct,” said Professor Ebeling.
“Monash Health also provides an ideal environment for collaborative clinical research, in view of its co-located Medical Research Institutes, MIMR-PHIMR, which together with the university’s Academic Departments form a real critical mass of translational biomedical research.”
Professor Ebeling serves on the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Academy (2009–2013) and Translation Faculty, and has more than 210 peer-reviewed publications.
He will commence his position at Southern Clinical School in May 2014.

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Program: Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
Location: Gippsland Campus, Churchill, Victoria (approx. 2 hours southeast of Melbourne)
Semester intake: February 2015
Duration: 4 years

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