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Research Excellence

Awards highlight research into the impact of medications.

One of our up-and-coming researchers within the Kolling’s Ageing and Pharmacology Lab has taken out two prestigious awards. Pharmacist and PhD student Mai Duong received the initial award at the International Pharmaceutical Federation World Congress in Brisbane. The APSA awarded Mai the Outstanding Oral Presentation in Pharmacy Practice prize for her discussion on the different perspectives of adve.....
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Category: Awards, Research Excellence

Putting science into practice.

Practical ways to implement scientific research was the theme of this year’s John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Research Forum.  Around 300 people attended in person and online to hear a full day of presentations. The event was co-organised by Illaria Pozzato and Johnny Bourke, Research Fellows at the rehabilitation centre. Johnny said this year’s event involved getting policymakers, researc.....
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Category: Neuroscience and Pain Research, Research Excellence

Collaboration driving research impact.

The strength of interdisciplinary research across the Northern Sydney (Arabanoo) Precinct was highlighted during a dynamic showcase at the Kolling Institute. The annual event, which has been steadily lifting its profile, featured the latest research progress across allied health, nursing, medicine, as well as pharmacy, dentistry and public health. More than a hundred people attended this year’s eve.....
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Category: Research Excellence, World-leading technology

Most people with knee pain receive low-value, inappropriate care.

With knee pain affecting a large share of the community, our researchers at the Kolling Institute are calling for clinicians and GPs to avoid delays in adopting the most up to date, evidenced-based guidelines. Investigators from the Kolling’s Osteoarthritis Research Team report that knee pain is particularly disabling, accounting for five per cent of all visits to a GP. The most common causes of pa.....
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Category: Musculoskeletal Research, Research Excellence

Combined digital interventions improve recovery following knee replacement surgery.

For the thousands of people who undergo a total knee replacement each year, a new technological approach may hold the key to a better recovery following surgery. Researchers from the Kolling Institute conducted a randomized clinical trial, investigating whether a digital technology package delivered remotely was effective in reducing pain and improving mobility after a knee replacement. Dr Vicky Du.....
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Category: Musculoskeletal Research, New Treatment, Research Excellence

Philanthropy supporting our emerging leaders .

Funding from the Skipper Jacobs Charitable Trust has helped a group of our young research leaders broaden their experience and establish new collaborations. Close to $40,000 was shared amongst five early-to-mid career researchers, allowing them to travel nationally and internationally to progress their research and develop new skills. One of those to receive funding is Dr Kenji Fujita, an early-car.....
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Category: Awards, Funding support, Research Excellence

Significant investment in our research announced.

A large collection of research projects will get off the ground following generous funding through the Ramsay Research and Teaching Fund Scheme. The scheme has directed more than $10 million to research on the Royal North Shore Hospital campus over the last 20 years, and this year a further $850,000 will be shared across 17 projects. A diverse range of studies will be supported, strengthening inves.....
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Category: Awards, Funding support, Research Excellence

Researchers saving those with silent heart disease.

For many years we’ve understood that heart disease is linked to unhealthy habits and underlying health issues, but our researchers at the Kolling Institute are pioneering a new approach to identify and treat those with the disease without the traditional risk factors. In Australia, a heart attack occurs every nine minutes, often with a tragic outcome or lifelong consequences. Many of these attacks .....
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Category: Cardiovascular and Renal Research, Research Excellence

Crucial funds strengthening our research expertise.

A group of young researchers will have the chance to broaden their skills and establish new collaborations following a funding boost from the Royal North Shore Hospital Scientific Staff Council. The council has awarded 12 travel grants to scientists working within the district and the Kolling Institute. The diverse group of young leaders is driving research progress into heart and kidney disease, c.....
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Category: Funding support, Research Excellence

Researchers offer the latest evidence around supplements for osteoarthritis.

With a large number of people relying on supplements to reduce their osteoarthritis pain, our researchers at the Kolling Institute have conducted a much-needed review of the most popular ones. The condition is impacting an increasing number of people, with many experiencing joint pain and functional impairment due to the disabling disease. Sadly, there is a lack of effective drugs to treat the cond.....
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Category: Musculoskeletal Research, Research Excellence