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Recognition for emerging research leader.

We would like to congratulate our early career researcher Dr Nashwa Masnoon from the Kolling’s Ageing and Pharmacology Lab who has taken out the ATA Scientific Young Scientist Encouragement Award. Nashwa, who is a postdoctoral research pharmacist, clinched the $1500 prize for her assessment of the risks and benefits of using artificial intelligence in research. The award will enable her to attend a.....
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Category: Awards, Neuroscience and Pain Research, Research Excellence

Kolling Institute researchers instrumental in Australian first guidelines .

It has taken three years and many hours of careful work, but two researchers from the John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Research have developed the first clinical practice guidelines for physiotherapists to inform the care of people with life-changing spinal cord injuries. Physiotherapy is a key part of rehabilitation for people with a spinal cord injury, but until now, there has been no nationa.....
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Category: Neuroscience and Pain Research, New Treatment, Research Excellence

Professor Michael Cousins leaves extraordinary legacy.

We would like to acknowledge the remarkable life of pain medicine pioneer and former Royal North Shore Hospital specialist Professor Michael Cousins AO who has sadly passed away. Michael was a trailblazer in anaesthesia and pain medicine, and a mentor to many at the Kolling Institute and on the Royal North Shore Hospital campus. With a career spanning more than 50 years, Michael dedicated his life .....
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Category: Research Excellence

Australian researchers help astronauts tackle the health challenges of spaceflight.

As the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) progresses its ambitious Artemis spaceflight program, Australian researchers including the Kolling Institute’s Academic Director Professor James Elliott will tap into their scientific expertise to offer support. Professor Elliott attended a recent event at NASA’s Johnson Space Centre in Texas, which brought together leading clinicians and .....
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Category: Research Excellence, World-leading technology

269 million people to experience neck pain by 2050.

New research led by investigators from the Kolling Institute has identified a concerning global trend which will see the burden of neck pain dramatically increase over the next 30 years. The research analysed data from more than 200 countries, measuring the prevalence of neck pain from 1990 to 2020. It found 203 million people now experience neck pain across the globe, a figure which has remained s.....
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Category: Musculoskeletal Research, Neuroscience and Pain Research, Research Excellence

Research helping the community tap into the best osteoarthritis care.

While a large share of the community experiences osteoarthritis, many people are not receiving the latest, evidenced-based care leaving them with poorer and more painful outcomes. Health and government bodies are working to address the shortfall, investing resources to increase awareness of high-value care. As part of this national approach, Kolling Institute researcher and physiotherapist Dr Jilli.....
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Category: Funding support, Musculoskeletal Research, Research Excellence

Our researchers making an impact on the world stage.

Internationally respected investigator Professor Chris Little has been recognised for his remarkable contribution to orthopaedic research at an event in Long Beach California. Infront of a large international audience, Professor Little was elected a Fellow of the Orthopaedic Research Society for his exemplary service and leadership. The accolade acknowledges Chris’ achievement, expert knowledge and.....
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Category: Awards, Musculoskeletal Research, Research Excellence

Strong research pipeline flags positive trend.

With an increasing focus on our research activity, the Royal North Shore Hospital Scientific Staff Council is keen to celebrate the efforts of some of our emerging leaders. It has presented four awards recognising an outstanding commitment to research excellence. Kolling Institute musculoskeletal researchers Dylan Ashton and Dr Carina Blaker were joint winners of the best publication award for thei.....
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Category: Awards, Cardiovascular and Renal Research, Musculoskeletal Research, Research Excellence

Philanthropic support building our research expertise.

A collection of researchers will develop their skills and establish crucial new collaborations following generous funding through the Skipper Charitable Trust. Six researchers have received a 2024 Beryl and Jack Jacobs Travel Award, enabling them to travel for conferences and work with experts across the globe. Academic Director Professor James Elliott was thrilled to announce the successful recipi.....
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Category: Funding support, Research Excellence

Kolling NEWS.

We’re kicking off the year with plenty of encouraging research news. Read on for details about new funding, fascinating research into the link between heart disease and osteoarthritis and promising work into a new diabetes treatment. We also unveil the winners of our travel awards program, generously backed by philanthropic funding. Click here: Kolling NEWS
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Category: Newsletters, Research Excellence