News & Events

  • 26 May 2016
 Researchers at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead are calling for a more unified international definition of paediatric metabolic syndrome (MetS) to help identify childhood cancer survivors who are more at risk of cardiovascular disease. The Hospital’s clinicians joined researchers from Sydney University and Sweden’s Linkoping University to conduct a retrospective study of 276 patients...
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A research collaboration between Kids Reaserch Institute, The Children's Hospital at Westmead and Guangzhou Rehabilitation and Research Centre for Children with Autism/ Guangzhou Cana School for Children with Autism (Cana School) was sealed with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding. The organisastions will work together for the first time to support children with autism.  The...
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Five research teams at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network have received a significant funding boost to their projects as part of the NSW Government’s 2015/16 Genomics Collaborative Grants Program. SCHN researchers received five of six project grants in the funding announcement delivered by Minister for Medical Research Pru Goward and NSW Premier Mike Baird at the Garvan’s Kinghorn Centre...
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Months after receiving a $2.5 million grant to conduct ground-breaking research into the childhood obesity epidemic, the new Centre of Research Excellence in the Early Prevention of Obesity in Childhood has been launched. Professor Louise Baur, Group Leader of the Obesity Research Group at the Kids Research Insitute, will lead a team of experts from across the world at the new c...
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  • 18 January 2016
3D design and printing is being used develop to  novel implants for children with lower limb deformities in a new lab opened by the Minister for Health, Jillian Skinner. The lab, EPIC 3D, (Engineering and Prototyping of Implants for Children) is headed by Prof David Little, world renowned surgeon, researcher and educator in children’s orthopaedics. Six devices are in varying...
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  • 30 October 2015
The number of children admitted to hospitals across Australia with encephalitis decreased significantly over a decade, in part due to the high levels of varicella immunisation since 2006. “ Varicella (chicken pox) associated encephalitis is one of the most common recognised causes of encephalitis in children,”  said  Dr Philip Britton. The number of children admitted to hospitals acr...
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Burns in children can be a devastating injury, causing life-long scarring and loss of function in multiple ways. Unfortunately, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are hospitalised for serious burns and scalds at twice the rate of other children. Researchers within the Children’s Hospital Burns Research Institute (CHBRI) are hoping their research will help close the gap on serious burn...
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  • 10 August 2015
Two teams from the Children’s Cancer Research Unit at Kids Research Institute received awards at the 2015 Premier's Awards for Outstanding Cancer Research. Dan Catchpoole and colleagues from UTS and UWS were awarded the Big Data, Big Impact award ($60,000), and Geoff McCowage, Belinda Kramer and Ian Alexander were awarded the Excellence in Translational Cancer Research Award ($20,000) The d...
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Future Build
BUILDING OUR FUTURE
The largest Clinical Research Centre in NSW will be built at The Kids Research Institute (KRI), giving hope to families and supporting researchers in finding better treatments and cures for childhood diseases. Young patients will have access to new treatments. Minister for Health Jillian Skinner and Minister for Medical Research Prue Goward  visited  Kids Research Institute at The Ch...
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  • 30 June 2015
World first for T1 diabetes
Four-year-old Isla is the first person in the world  be reinfused with her own umbilical cord blood to determine whether it will delay or prevent the onset of type 1 diabetes. Led by Professor Maria Craig, the CoRD study is being conducted through Kids Research Institute, at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. Isla, from Western Australia, is the first child - from more than 100 chi...
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