News & Events

  • 09 August 2016
We are pleased to announce that Kids Research Institute's A/Prof Dan Catchpoole and team received the Big Data, Big Impact Grant - Stage 2 award at the 2016 Cancer Institute NSW Premier's Awards for Outstanding Cancer Research held last Friday, 5th August. This award will enable the Children's Cancer Research Unit team, led by Dan Catchpoole, and his collaborators at the University...
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  • 08 August 2016
Congratulations to A/Prof Kristine Macartney and team on being awarded a NHMRC-funded Partnership Project for Reducing vaccine preventable diseases in children: using national active hospital-based surveillance to evaluate and improve immunisation program performance. This project is aimed at improving immunisation programs to effectively and equitably prevent illness and death due to t...
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  • 08 August 2016
The Kids Research Institute will again be hosting a Digital Image Competition in The Children's Hospital for Westmead Galleria for 2016 National Science Week. The competition will run from 15-21 August to showcase the diversity and depth of medical and scientific research that takes place at the Kids Research Institute and clinical departments in the hospital. We are keen to engage...
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  • 26 May 2016
 Researchers at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead are calling for a more unified international definition of paediatric metabolic syndrome (MetS) to help identify childhood cancer survivors who are more at risk of cardiovascular disease. The Hospital’s clinicians joined researchers from Sydney University and Sweden’s Linkoping University to conduct a retrospective study of 276 patients...
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China-Aus collaboration
A research collaboration between Kids Reaserch Institute, The Children's Hospital at Westmead and Guangzhou Rehabilitation and Research Centre for Children with Autism/ Guangzhou Cana School for Children with Autism (Cana School) was sealed with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding. The organisastions will work together for the first time to support children with autism.  The...
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genome sequencing grants
Five research teams at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network have received a significant funding boost to their projects as part of the NSW Government’s 2015/16 Genomics Collaborative Grants Program. SCHN researchers received five of six project grants in the funding announcement delivered by Minister for Medical Research Pru Goward and NSW Premier Mike Baird at the Garvan’s Kinghorn Centre...
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Months after receiving a $2.5 million grant to conduct ground-breaking research into the childhood obesity epidemic, the new Centre of Research Excellence in the Early Prevention of Obesity in Childhood has been launched. Professor Louise Baur, Group Leader of the Obesity Research Group at the Kids Research Insitute, will lead a team of experts from across the world at the new c...
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  • 18 January 2016
The EPIC lab
3D design and printing is being used develop to  novel implants for children with lower limb deformities in a new lab opened by the Minister for Health, Jillian Skinner. The lab, EPIC 3D, (Engineering and Prototyping of Implants for Children) is headed by Prof David Little, world renowned surgeon, researcher and educator in children’s orthopaedics. Six devices are in varying...
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  • 30 October 2015
The number of children admitted to hospitals across Australia with encephalitis decreased significantly over a decade, in part due to the high levels of varicella immunisation since 2006. “ Varicella (chicken pox) associated encephalitis is one of the most common recognised causes of encephalitis in children,”  said  Dr Philip Britton. The number of children admitted to hospitals acr...
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Burns in children can be a devastating injury, causing life-long scarring and loss of function in multiple ways. Unfortunately, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are hospitalised for serious burns and scalds at twice the rate of other children. Researchers within the Children’s Hospital Burns Research Institute (CHBRI) are hoping their research will help close the gap on serious burn...
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