News & Events

  • 21 August 2019
Rare Diseases
A new genetic discovery has changed the lives of two Australian siblings with neuromuscular disease, helping to give them the ability to walk again. The genetic research, led by Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network and University of Sydney’s Prof Sandra Cooper, identified a new genetic testing mechanism that enabled doctors to pinpoint the exact gene causing the sibling’s rare disease and subse...
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Education
There is no doubt that successful research and treatment is built upon a very important path – education. Members of the Children’s Cancer Research Unit (CCRU) are committed to training the next generation of childhood cancer researchers. In recent years senior researcher Associate Professor Geraldine O’Neill has invested considerable time towards the education of undergraduate students and ea...
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Grant Success
The new network research collaboration 'Big Brain' - a significant initiative that aims to shape research and clinical care for children with neurodevelopmental disorders has received a three year $510,000 grant from the Ainsworth Foundation through the Sydney Children's Hospitals Foundation.  'Big Brain' is a collaboration led by Prof Russell Dale, Dr Michelle Farrar and Prof Adam Guaste...
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Events
Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AO QC, Governor of New South Wales and Mr Dennis Wilson visited Kids Research as part of the Westmead Research Hub tour on Thursday, August 1st 2019. The Governor and Mr Wilson started their tour by visiting Westmead Institute for Medical Research followed by Kids Research and Children's Medical Research Institute (CMRI). While at Kids Resear...
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Awards
Congratulations to Professor Joshua Burns, Director of the Paediatric Gait Analysis Service of NSW and the Humpty Dumpty Gait Lab at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, and Professor of Paediatric Neuromuscular Rehabilitation at the University of Sydney recent major successes! Prof Burns has been awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Research Higher Degree Supervision. The a...
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Grants and scholarships
Calling all early career researchers! The Bupa Health Foundation aims to not only support research through funding and partnerships, but also to develop the capabilities, skills and networks of researchers to improve the translation of their findings so as to have real impact on health and care. The Bupa Health Foundation is seeking nominations for its 2019 Emerging Health Research Awa...
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Infectious disease
What is Parechovirus? Parechovirus is similar to the better known enteroviruses – viruses that cause common infectious diseases such as hand, foot and mouth diseases in children. According to research published in the Medical Journal of Australia, epidemics of human parechovirus (HPeV) causing severe disease in young children have occurred every 2 years in Australia since 2013. There are 17...
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Gene Therapy
The need for effective treatments for children with rare genetic diseases has been a long and challenging road in research and the community. With the advancement of technology, research is now a step closer to an answer – gene therapy. A major game changer in medicine, gene therapy was recently addressed at the National Press Club of Australia by Dr Elizabeth Finkel, who is the first journali...
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Events
‘Approximately one in ten children in Australia meet criteria for a neurodevelopmental disorder’ Professor Adam Guastella, Michael Crouch Chair in Child and Youth Mental Health, clinical psychologist and clinical trials specialist based at Westmead Children’s Hospital and the Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney is leading a national effort where leading experts from universities and he...
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Grants and Scholarships
Round 2 of the Sydney Partnership for Health, Education, Research & Enterprise (SPHERE) Translational Research Fellowship Scheme (TRFS) is now open! The SPHERE TRFS intends to support healthcare professionals/clinicians within research active units to undertake high-quality, clinically relevant research. The fellowship funding will make provisions for salary support, commensurate with the...
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