News & Events

  • 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
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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