News & Events

  • 22 December 2016
  It is wonderful to briefly reflect on an exciting and successful year for the Kids Research Institute.. We should be justly proud of our achievements, but also recognise that it is a highly competitive environment and that success may not always be achieved on our first attempt. – perseverance can be a virtue! Grant Outcomes  Researchers have had an excellent outcome with g...
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  • 16 December 2016
 Paediatrio, the Australia-first joint venture between Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, Children’s Cancer Institute and the Children’s Medical Research Institute, was launched  by the NSW Minister for Health, Jillian Skinner MP. The Paediatrio Vision is to create Australia’s most ground-breaking, innovative and translational paediatric research hub that will change children’s hea...
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The biobanking of  samples of  rare tumours  in our Tumour Bank has enabled researchers to  undertake a deep assessment of the genomics of a rare tumour that affects children.  The study will have major impact on how these tumours will be managed and treated in the future  ‘Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumours’ (ATRA) appear in the brain as well as in other soft tissue...
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  • 09 December 2016
The innovative Hearts and Minds program at The Heart Centre for Children is currently leading the world.  A/Prof Nadine Kasparian, who runs the Psychology Research Program and Clinical Service, has been awarded a prestigious National Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellowship. The Hearts and Mind Program combines psychology research with clinical care to improve the health and wellbeing of...
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  • 07 December 2016
CHERI conference 2017
Dr Belinda Barton has recognised for many years the importance of well-being to students’ learning and academic outcomes, as well as their positive social and emotional development. As head of The Children's Hospital Education Research Institute (CHERI), Dr Barton has seen how family and school environments can have a significant impact upon the well-being of children and young people. There are...
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  • 07 December 2016
Sydney Children's Hospitals Network (SCHN) is involved in two recently announced National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) project grants aiming to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. Through Dr Hasantha Gunasekera, The Children's Hospital at Westmead will be part of a large multi-centre clinical trial of treatments for otitis media in Aboriginal an...
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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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  • 19 August 2016
Thinking of doing an Honours project in biomedical or clinical research in 2017? Would you like to be part of the most thriving research precincts in Sydney at Westmead? Kids Research Institute is part of the The Westmead Research Hub, which has three medical research institutes, two major teaching hospitals and a strong University presence on campus. The Westmead Medical Science Honours...
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  • 18 August 2016
research collaboration
Research into rare diseases has been transformed by an analysis of protein-coding genetic variation in more than 60,000 people. The study by the Exome Aggregation Consortium (ExAC), published in Nature, sequenced the exomes of 60,706 individuals of diverse geographic ancestry, including; European, African, South Asian, East Asian and Latino populations. They identified around 7.4 million genet...
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  • 10 August 2016
Children with epilepsy experience vulnerability, disempowerment and discrimination according to a review of international studies by researchers from Kids Research Institute at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, along with colleagues from the University of Sydney and the University of NSW. ‘Children’s Experiences of Epilepsy: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Studies’, published in Pediatrics,...
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