News & Events

Population Health
Our researchers at Kids Research, Sydney Children's Hospitals Network have been awarded over $1.8M in funding in the latest OHMR Translation Research Grants Scheme (TRGS) for two research projects with a focus on migrant and refugee families and rural children in NSW respectively.  RuralKidsGPS - delivering equitable care to children in rural NSW Chief investigators: Prof Raghu Linga...
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  • 25 September 2020
Community Child Health
The global outbreak of COVID-19 has impacted all children and young people in Australia. A study led by joint departments at Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network recently published in the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, highlighted the impact the pandemic is having on vulnerable groups of children and young people, particularly those who already experience poor health and well-being....
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Aboriginal Health
Kids Research, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network respectfully acknowledges Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which our health facilities are located and the areas from which our patients are spiritually connected to. We pay our respects to the Elders, community members, our Aboriginal staff and the Aboriginal services and organisations who work closely with us t...
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Grant Success
Kids Research, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network is delighted to announce the tremendous success of our researchers in the latest National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Investigator Grant and Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) round. Together with University of Sydney (USYD) and University of New South Wales (UNSW), more than $13.8...
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Population health
The amount of people forcibly displaced globally is at its highest record - with an estimated of 70.9 million people, over half of whom are children and adolescents. The health and wellbeing of asylum seeking children and adolescents is a major public health concern worldwide, especially given increasing numbers. A recently published national, multicentre study protocol will document the healt...
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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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Dragonfly by Leanne Tobin
Aboriginal health
The federal government has announced funding for a new 10-year Indigenous Health Research program to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. In working to Close the Gap in health outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, three major priorities have been set by the program, which address the biggest preventable health challenges faced by Aboriginal...
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Congratulations
Congratulations to Associate Professor Sue Woolfenden, Dr Nusrat Homaira and Dr Megan Gow, who have all been successful in receiving funding from the latest round of NHMRC funding announced earlier this week by the federal Government. The success of both Associate Professor Woolfenden and Dr Homaira was a fantastic outcome for the Population Child Health research group at Sydney Children’s Hos...
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  • 18 June 2018
Launch
The launch of a new joint initiative between Kids Research, the University of Sydney, Westmead Hospital, and The Westmead Institute for Medical Research brings together researchers and health professionals looking to effectively involve patients in health and medical research. The Patient-Centred Research Network, or PACER network, focuses on developing the evidence about patient priorities an...
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Most parents look online for information about their child’s health.
Child Health
This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public. Many parents can be anxious when their child is sick. So looking online for health information can help them understand their child’s medical condition and take an active role in treatment. Seeking health i...
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