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Kolling researcher honoured with prestigious, international role

Kolling researcher honoured with prestigious, international role

Congratulations to the Kolling’s Acting Executive Director Professor Chris Little following his election to the Board of Directors of the Orthopaedic Research Society. It is regarded as the world’s leading orthopaedic research society, representing clinicians and researchers across the scientific spectrum from fundamental science to clinical research and clinical trials. Professor Littl..... Read more

Category: Research Excellence

Researchers offer new approach to detect frailty in older adults

Researchers offer new approach to detect frailty in older adults

A team of researchers led by the Kolling’s Professor Sarah Hilmer has developed a valuable resource to identify frail and vulnerable people in hospital, in an important step towards optimising their care. Frail older adults have a higher risk of experiencing adverse outcomes in hospital such as falls, confusion and malnutrition, and many have longer hospital stays. Professor Hilmer said ..... Read more

Category: New Treatment

Philanthropic funding brings new hope to those with chronic pain

Philanthropic funding brings new hope to those with chronic pain

Some of the nation’s leading pain experts are set to embark on research which they believe will change the way chronic pain is managed. The program of research will be carried out by the team from the Pain Management Research Institute after generous funding from the Ernest Heine Family Foundation. Located within the Kolling Institute and Royal North Shore Hospital, the Pain Management R..... Read more

Category: Funding support, New Treatment

Key appointment for Kolling researcher

Key appointment for Kolling researcher

Congratulations to the Kolling’s Dr Ryan Davis following his appointment as president-elect of the Australian Society for Medical Research. (ASMR) Dr Davis is part of the Neurogenetics team, driving research into mitochondrial diseases and Parkinson’s disease. His work bridges basic and clinical research, while he also supports the Neurogenetics Clinic at Royal North Shore Hospital to im..... Read more

Kolling researchers to drive exciting new projects following funding success

Kolling researchers to drive exciting new projects following funding success

Professor Gemma Figtree has led a successful bid for a Cardiovascular Centre of Excellence, securing $2.5 million in funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council. (NHMRC) Around 20 national and international collaborators will be involved in the research, targeting the global heart disease epidemic through new diagnostic techniques and prevention strategies. Professor Fi..... Read more

Category: Funding support

Grieving couple contributes to new research into deadly bacteria in pregnancy

Grieving couple contributes to new research into deadly bacteria in pregnancy

The Women and Babies Research team is launching a study to look into the presence of bacteria in pregnancy which may be deadly if passed on to infants during birth. The research is being funded in part by Victoria and Danny Liston, who tragically lost their daughter at birth due to infection. Director of Women and Babies Research Professor Jonathan Morris said Group B Streptococcus (GBS)..... Read more

Category: Funding support

Executive Director joins elite group of Australian health professionals

Executive Director joins elite group of Australian health professionals

Congratulations to the Kolling’s Executive Director Professor Carolyn Sue, elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences for her outstanding contribution to health and medical research in Australia. Professor Sue is part of a distinguished group recognised for their personal achievement, outstanding leadership and continuing involvement in health and medi..... Read more

Category: Awards, Research Excellence

Exciting new research into Parkinson’s Disease

Exciting new research into Parkinson’s Disease

The Kolling Institute’s Executive Director Professor Carolyn Sue will help drive an exciting international project to identify the genetic links to Parkinson’s disease and new ways to treat the debilitating disorder. Read more

Category: Research Excellence

Kolling researchers join global search for new insights into Parkinson’s disease

Kolling researchers join global search for new insights into Parkinson’s disease

Kolling Institute researchers will help drive an exciting international project to identify the genetic links to Parkinson’s disease and new ways to treat the debilitating disorder. The program will bring together leading researchers from Sweden, the United States and Australia after a $12.5 million grant from the Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s initiative, which will be administered..... Read more

Category: Funding support

Researchers guide better use of medicines

Researchers guide better use of medicines

With the majority of older Australians taking five or more medications, a team from the Kolling Institute has developed a valuable tool to better understand adverse outcomes. The analytical resource has been developed by Professor Sarah Hilmer and Dr John Mach, after several years of research investigating the effects of using multiple medications. Previous studies have generally looked ..... Read more

Category: Research Excellence