News & Events

Events
The Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit (APSU) is celebrating 25 years of research, advocacy and care for children living with rare conditions. The APSU was established in 1993 by Professor Elizabeth Elliott, and since then has been used by over 300 researchers and run 68 surveillance studies of uncommon childhood diseases, complications of common diseases or adverse effects of treatment....
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Research
Improving patient outcomes through innovative solutions is crucial to advancing translational medical research, where multidisciplinary collaboration can provide the key to advancing new discoveries.  A workshop hosted by the Westmead Institute for Medical Research earlier this week saw “rapid-fire” talks from clinicians, engineers and biomedical scientists to spark discussions between th...
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Publications
A landmark national study led by the Australian Institute of Health Innovation at Macquarie University on the standard of healthcare for children in Australia has found children receive care in-line with clinical practice guideline recommendations on average 60 percent (59.8%) of the time for 17 common medical conditions. The CareTrack Kids study published today in the Journal of the American...
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Congratulations
Congratulations to Professor Kristine Macartney on her appointment as Director of the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS).  In addition to this appointment, Kristine is also Senior Staff Specialist at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Professor in Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Sydney and Senior Editor of the Australian Immunisation Handbo...
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Clinical Research Centre
The Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP, Premier for NSW and the Hon Brad Hazzard MP, Minister for Health and Medical Research today officially opened the Clinical Research Centre at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. Based within Kids Research, the state of the art Clinical Research Centre (CRC) was constructed as part of the Westmead Redevelopment project and is a purpose built paediatric clinical t...
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  • 07 March 2018
The National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance (NCIRS) has undertaken an extensive evaluation of the human papillomavirus virus (HPV) vaccines in use globally, confirming their excellent safety profile and will continue to monitor the vaccine. Four out of five people will be infected with HPV in their lifetime; this infection can lead to cancer and other diseases. HPV vaccine...
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  • 01 March 2018
“Poor cognitive and educational outcomes can have some serious and long-term consequences for children and adolescents with chronic kidney disease” says Dr. Kerry Chen from the Centre for Kidney Research, and the Sydney School of Public Health, The University of Sydney.   Under the umbrella of the Kids' Health and Wealth Study (KCAD), Dr Chen and colleagues reviewed observati...
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Kids Research
Big news! We have undergone a significant transformation. We have a new name, Kids Research, and a new brand identity to reflect our expanded organisation. Kids Research includes research undertaken by our students, affiliated academic staff and research staff based at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. Kids Research Institute, named in 2009, was t...
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THANK YOU
Dr Wendy Gold, Kids Research, has received a generous donation of $10,000 from the Rett Syndrome Association of Australia (RSAA), to further her group’s work on the genetic disease. Wendy's primary research goal is to better understand the molecular genetics of Rett syndrome, which is seen almost always in girls.  She hopes to find a way to halt the onset of this disease. Rett syndro...
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Publications
A review of past qualitative studies involving children with congenital heart disease (CHD) has identified key experiences that affect their daily lives.  This systematic review, published in the European Journal of Paediatrics last week, was undertaken by our researchers at the Heart Centre for Children and the Centre for Kidney Research, both groups at Kids Research, together with collabor...
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