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Global recognition for one of our musculoskeletal researchers.

In a sign of the international impact of our research at the Kolling Institute, a prestigious award has been presented to Professor Chris Little during the World Congress on Osteoarthritis in Denver, Colorado. More than 700 researchers and clinicians attended the event where Professor Little was presented with the 2023 Basic Science Research Award by the Osteoarthritis Research Society Internationa.....
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Category: Awards, Musculoskeletal Research, Research Excellence

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

New research challenges our understanding of tendon suitability for knee reconstructions.

With an increasing number of people suffering anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, researchers at the Kolling Institute say a broader range of tendon grafts could be successfully adopted by surgeons undertaking knee reconstructions. The research, which is the second-largest human tendon study ever published, is prompting calls for tissue banks to review current age restrictions and the range .....
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Category: Musculoskeletal 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

World Arthritis Day directs focus to the latest research and clinical trial opportunities .

Arthritis is the third most prevalent long-term health condition in Australia affecting more than 12 per cent of Australians. There is no cure for arthritis, with treatment options largely focused on alleviating pain, including pain relief medication, arthroscopy or joint replacement. Australia is at the forefront of clinical research and trials, which is helping the community better manage their a.....
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Category: Musculoskeletal Research, Research Excellence

Kolling researcher recognised with prestigious international award.

We would like to congratulate Professor Chris Little who has received a highly coveted award for his outstanding commitment to orthopaedic research. Professor Little has been elected a Fellow of International Orthopaedic Research at a key international conference in Edinburgh Scotland. The award is only presented every three years, with around 20 people across the globe receiving the accolade. Fell.....
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Category: Musculoskeletal Research, Presentations, Research Excellence

New robot driving innovation in joint surgery .

A $400,000 robot which may hold the key to significant improvements in hip and knee replacements is now operational at the Kolling Institute. Known as KOBRA or the Kolling Orthopaedic Biomechanics Robotic Arm, the new technology delivers an advanced testing facility, while greatly increasing research capabilities. It is the largest of its kind in Australia and one of just two SimVitro robots in the.....
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Category: Musculoskeletal Research, Research Excellence, World-leading technology

Kolling researchers present at international congress.

Kolling Institute researchers have helped map out exciting future developments for the rehabilitation of hip and knee replacement patients. A team of researchers from Sydney Musculoskeletal Health – a partnership between the University of Sydney, Sydney Local Health District and Northern Sydney Local Health District - recently attended the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty’s annu.....
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Category: Musculoskeletal Research, Presentations, Research Excellence