Building our Future

04 August 2015
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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 Children’s Hospital at Westmead to announce  6 million dollars funding towards the new centre, meeting with Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network Director of Research, Professor Chris Cowell.

“Our vision is to build a world-leading, centralised paediatric Clinical Research Centre facility in the demographic centre of Sydney, “said Prof Cowell.  “This centre will promote the rapid translation of laboratory and clinical discoveries into significant and sustainable improvements in paediatric care. “

The Centre will not only benefit researchers at KRI.  Researchers from across NSW, including those from Children’s Cancer Institute (CCI) and Westmead’s Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI), will have access to the new centre. The Clinical Research Centre will greatly advance paediatric clinical trials.  

It is investment in research that drives the innovations that improve healthcare. The Clinical Research Centre will promote collaborative partnerships, provide access for children to be involved in innovative clinical research in niche areas, increase capacity for involvement in national and international multi-centre studies and enable more “bench to bedside” translational research and high quality paediatric care.

This funding comes as part of a $25 million dollar investment upgrading facilities at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Sydney Children’s Hospital.


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