News & Events

Grant Success
Kids Research, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network is delighted to announce the tremendous success of our researchers in the latest National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Investigator Grant and Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) round. Together with University of Sydney (USYD) and University of New South Wales (UNSW), more than $13.8...
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Clinical Trials
International Clinical Trials Day is celebrated globally on 20 May, each year. Since the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the importance of progress in science, research and healthcare has never been more evident. The speed and scale of the global spread of COVID-19 has driven government bodies, researchers and clinicians to rapidly develop and launch clinical trials in the race to develo...
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Population health
The amount of people forcibly displaced globally is at its highest record - with an estimated of 70.9 million people, over half of whom are children and adolescents. The health and wellbeing of asylum seeking children and adolescents is a major public health concern worldwide, especially given increasing numbers. A recently published national, multicentre study protocol will document the healt...
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Obesity Research
The prevalence of obesity among children and adolescents have reached alarming rates around the world. Paediatric obesity - comes with a wide range of serious health complications which include psychosocial, metabolic and physical effects. Without intervention, obesity is likely to continue into adulthood along with its complications. A recent study led by Dr Megan Gow, Clinical Lecturer and N...
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  • 30 January 2020
Bone & Musculoskeletal Health
Osteoporosis – a condition that is associated with an increased risk of sustaining a broken bone is common in older people, but not usually considered a problem in children. There is however a small but significant group of children and adolescents who easily break their bones due to osteoporosis. Over the past 20 years, there has been a growing recognition of the need to accurately ident...
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  • 20 January 2020
Movement Disorder
Affecting 1 in 100 children in Australia, tic disorders are the most prevalent movement disorder in children. Children with tics suffer from repeated, sudden, rapid, non-rhythmic movements which can also include sounds or vocalizations. 80-90% of children with tic disorders, are afflicted by other coexisting conditions such as obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), attention deficit hyperactivity d...
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  • 03 December 2019
Rare Diseases
Congratulations to Ruebena Dawes, PhD student at the University of Sydney Children’s Hospital Westmead Clinical School, who has received a Fullbright Future Scholarship to undergo training in the laboratory of one of the world’s foremost experts in genomic informatics, A/Prof Monkol Lek at Yale School of Medicine. The Fullbright Future Scholarship - offered by The Australian-American Fullbrigh...
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  • 01 November 2019
Awards
Congratulations to Professor Glenn Marshall AM FAHMS, Director of the Kids Cancer Alliance, renowned clinician and researcher in the field of paediatric oncology who has been awarded the 2019 NSW Outstanding Cancer Research of the Year. This prestigious award recognises and celebrates Prof Marshall’s influential and significant role in both discovery science and clinical translation of childho...
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  • 28 October 2019
Spinal Muscular Atrophy
The successful implementation of the first state-wide newborn screening (NBS) program for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) in Australia has been published in Genetics in Medicine, the journal for American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics. SMA is the leading genetic cause of infant death in Australia, with the disease occurring in one in every 10,000 births. SMA affects motor nerve cells i...
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  • 23 October 2019
Awards
Professor Julie Leask, social scientist and professor in the Susan Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Sydney and Professional Fellow at the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS) has been named as the overall winner in the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence awards; and Associate Professor Tracey O’Brien, Director of the Kids Ca...
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