News & Events

  • 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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Grant Success
A Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network study of the clinical and economic benefits of treating type 1 diabetes (T1D) patients with a “virtual pancreas” is amongst several research projects which have received Federal Government funding through Sydney Health Partners. A grant of almost $225,000 has been awarded to the project led by Professor Maria Craig, Senior Staff Specialist in Paediatric En...
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Cystic Fibrosis
Personalised mini-organs are changing the way health experts understand Cystic Fibrosis (CF), the most common inherited disorder affecting Australian children. Professor Adam Jaffe, John Beveridge Professor of Paediatrics and Head of School of Women and Children’s Health at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and Clinical Academic, Respiratory Medicine at Sydney Children’s Hospitals Netwo...
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  • 19 September 2019
Obesity Research
Understanding the psychological effect of obesity treatment interventions in children and young people is important, however there is limited research on the topic. A new systematic review led by Hiba Jebeile, PhD candidate and research dietitian at The University of Sydney, Children’s Hospital Westmead Clinical School investigated the association between participation in structured and profes...
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Events
Kids Neuroscience Centre turns 20! Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AO QC, Governor of New South Wales as Patron and Mr Dennis Wilson graciously hosted a reception for the Kids Neuroscience Centre 20th Anniversary at Government House. Here’s a look at the past 20 years of Kids Neuroscience Centre: For the past 2 decades, Kids Neuroscience Centre has been committed to...
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