News & Events

  • 13 July 2017
PAEDS (Paediatric Active Enhanced Surveillance) is celebrating its 10th year of national hospital based active surveillance of vaccine preventable diseases. PAEDS is now led by NCIRS, having been started as a joint initiative between NCIRS and APSU in 2007.  PAEDS held a 10 Year Anniversary Showcase in Melbourne last week to illustrate the PAEDS approach to monitoring and investigating se...
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A new study shows that 59 girls, between 5 months and 18 years,  had female genital mutilation (FMG) since 2010.  "Most procedures were performed overseas and many girls had physical compications and psychological problems." said  Prof Elizabeth Elliott, Director of APSU at Kids Research Institute, consultant paediatrician at The Children's Hospital at Westmead and Professor of Chi...
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  • 07 October 2016
Congratulations
Congratulations to Prof Elizabeth Elliott AM, FAHMS, who was newly inducted into Fellowship of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences at its annual scientific meeting in Brisbane on 6th October 2016. The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences is Australia’s newest learned academy. Its mission is to promote health and medical research and its translation to enable a he...
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Marmingee's Story
Grandmother Marmingee Hand from remote Fitzroy Crossing in Western Australia has a full time job looking after the two nephews and two grandchildren who live with her – especially as all have been diagnosed with Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD). “It’s a challenge every day, but my husband and I accommodate their needs, every day it’s different,” she says. The Kids Research Institute...
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