News & Events

  • 01 November 2019
Awards
Congratulations to Professor Glenn Marshall AM FAHMS, Director of the Kids Cancer Alliance, renowned clinician and researcher in the field of paediatric oncology who has been awarded the 2019 NSW Outstanding Cancer Research of the Year. This prestigious award recognises and celebrates Prof Marshall’s influential and significant role in both discovery science and clinical translation of childho...
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  • 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
Awards
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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Cystic Fibrosis
Personalised mini-organs are changing the way health experts understand Cystic Fibrosis (CF), the most common inherited disorder affecting Australian children. Professor Adam Jaffe, John Beveridge Professor of Paediatrics and Head of School of Women and Children’s Health at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and Clinical Academic, Respiratory Medicine at Sydney Children’s Hospitals Netwo...
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  • 19 September 2019
Obesity Research
Understanding the psychological effect of obesity treatment interventions in children and young people is important, however there is limited research on the topic. A new systematic review led by Hiba Jebeile, PhD candidate and research dietitian at The University of Sydney, Children’s Hospital Westmead Clinical School investigated the association between participation in structured and profes...
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Events
Kids Neuroscience Centre turns 20! Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AO QC, Governor of New South Wales as Patron and Mr Dennis Wilson graciously hosted a reception for the Kids Neuroscience Centre 20th Anniversary at Government House. Here’s a look at the past 20 years of Kids Neuroscience Centre: For the past 2 decades, Kids Neuroscience Centre has been committed to...
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  • 21 August 2019
Rare Diseases
A new genetic discovery has changed the lives of two Australian siblings with neuromuscular disease, helping to give them the ability to walk again. The genetic research, led by Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network and University of Sydney’s Prof Sandra Cooper, identified a new genetic testing mechanism that enabled doctors to pinpoint the exact gene causing the sibling’s rare disease and subse...
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Education
There is no doubt that successful research and treatment is built upon a very important path – education. Members of the Children’s Cancer Research Unit (CCRU) are committed to training the next generation of childhood cancer researchers. In recent years senior researcher Associate Professor Geraldine O’Neill has invested considerable time towards the education of undergraduate students and ea...
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Grant Success
The new network research collaboration 'Big Brain' - a significant initiative that aims to shape research and clinical care for children with neurodevelopmental disorders has received a three year $510,000 grant from the Ainsworth Foundation through the Sydney Children's Hospitals Foundation.  'Big Brain' is a collaboration led by Prof Russell Dale, Dr Michelle Farrar and Prof Adam Guaste...
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