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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

Kolling Institute Year in Review 2022 .

Check out our Kolling Institute Year in Review 2022 celebrating our research success. It highlights our world-leading translational research and our impact across our priority research areas. Click on the link here.
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Category: Cardiovascular and Renal Research, Musculoskeletal Research, Neuroscience and Pain Research

Recognition of our impact on the world stage.

Kolling Institute Governance Committee Chair Michael Nugent said it is encouraging to see more than a dozen researchers from the Kolling have been profiled in an international study recognising the world’s best. Published by Stanford University, the study has identified the top two per cent of researchers in the world across individual fields. The study is based on metrics from Scopus, a database o.....
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Category: Research Excellence

Philanthropic funds creating travel opportunities  .

A collection of emerging research leaders will have the chance to broaden their research experience thanks to funding provided through the Skipper Jacobs Charitable Trust. Close to $40,000 will be shared amongst five early-to-mid career researchers, allowing them to travel nationally and internationally expanding their research and developing new skills. It’s anticipated the travel program will not.....
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Category: Awards, Research Excellence

Kolling awards unveiled.

We are pleased to announce the successful recipients of our annual Kolling Institute awards program. Launched in 2021, the program has been expanded to acknowledge a greater number of researchers and their individual contribution to the Kolling. The awards aim to recognise the many outstanding achievements across education, clinical practice and service, publications, research, as well as overall a.....
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Category: Awards, Cardiovascular and Renal Research, Musculoskeletal Research, Neuroscience and Pain Research

Kolling researchers receive Australia Day honours .

Two of our outstanding Kolling Institute researchers have been recognised in this year’s Australia Day honours roll. Professor Sue Kurrle has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to medicine as a geriatrician, and to research into dementia and cognitive decline. Sue works at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai and Batemans Bay Hospitals, specialising in dementia, frail.....
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Category: Awards, Research Excellence

New funding to help drive vital research into heart disease.

Congratulations to Kolling Institute researcher and Royal North Shore Hospital cardiologist Dr Steve Vernon who’s been awarded a highly sought-after postdoctoral fellowship by the Heart Foundation. The fellowship is designed to support talented early career researchers and emerging leaders. Dr Vernon has welcomed the award. “I am delighted to receive this postdoctoral funding from the Heart Foundat.....
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Category: Awards, Cardiovascular and Renal Research, Research Excellence

Research expertise on show.

The diverse range of exciting research underway across the Northern Health Precinct was profiled during a recent showcase, highlighting the impact of research throughout Northern Sydney Local Health District. The event directed the spotlight to a range of disciplines driving research including nursing, midwifery, and pharmacy, as well as allied health and public health. Precinct Academic Director P.....
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Category: Presentations, Research Excellence