Sydney Children's Hospitals Foundation helps sick kids to live their healthiest lives
Sydney Children's Hospitals Foundation supports kids research to better understand the diseases of childhood and to discover innovative treatments to help children and young people live their healthiest lives.
The Kids Research Institute is the research division of Sydney Children's Hospitals Network, located in Westmead in Sydney's West and Randwick in Sydney's East. Kids Research includes research undertaken by students, affiliated academic staff and research staff at both of Sydney’s paediatric hospitals, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick.
There are over 600 researchers, support staff and students dedicated to discovering new ways to improve the health of children. Many of these researchers are also clinicians, ensuring their world-leading research is quickly translated into treatments for their young patients. Their research is informed by the situations faced by the kids they treat.
The research includes three main areas: basic science in the laboratory to understand disease processes in children; clinical research to develop better diagnosis and treatment methods; and population health research to understand the impact of disease in the broader community.
The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation is committed to helping sick kids live their healthiest lives, through ongoing support of the Kids Research Institute.
Current Strategic Research Projects
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