August 2012

First Paediatrician Elected to National Health and Medical Research Council

World-leading paediatric neurologist and geneticist, Professor Kathryn North, has been elected to join the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) as chairperson of the Research Committee. Professor North is the first paediatrician to be elected to the council, a position awarded to people who display leadership and expertise in their chosen medical fields.

“I am passionate about the future of medical research in Australia – and ensuring that we continue to support and encourage the very best young minds to pursue a career in medical research” says Professor North Read full story...


Centre for Kidney Research Success at the Recent International Congress of the Transplant Society (Berlin)

Researchers from The Centre for Kidney Research (CKR) at The Children’s Hospital Westmead recently attended the 24th International Congress of the Transplantation Society in Berlin, Germany for the week-long meeting which began July 15th.

CKR’s team, including Thomas Rogerson, Dr Min Hu and Jill Farquhar, presented on several major research initiatives at the event and received a number of major awards for their work Read full story...


Tregs studies offer new hope in treating kidney disease

New research released in three separate studies published by the leading world kidney journal JASN and the European Journal of Immunology, headed by teams at the Centre for Kidney Research at Westmead, have investigated the importance of T regulatory cells (Tregs) in preventing and treating kidney disease Read full story...


Commendation for Dr Caldwell’s NEAT Study

Dr Patrina Caldwell, a staff specialist at the Centre for Kidney Research and senior lecturer in the discipline of paediatrics and child health at the University of Sydney, has recently won the PRSANZ prize for her study addressing bed-wetting in children Read full story...


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