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Pregnancy and having a baby should be a time of great joy and togetherness for families. But if you are pregnant during the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, it is natural to be worried about the impact of coronavirus on your health and the health of your unborn baby.
Monsurul Hoq is a Biostatistician and a Research Assistant within Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit at MCRI. His research focuses on using statistics to improve the livelihood of children, advocating the use of the appropriate statistical methods to inform clinical and public health practice.
MCRI & VCGS recognise what a stressful and unsettling time this is for us all, and encourage everyone to stay connected as much as you can through regular virtual catch ups with colleagues, family and friends, via text, Facetime or WhatsApp.
Meet the researcher: Dr Melissa Lee Dr Melissa Lee is an early career clinician-researcher and holds an appointment of Honorary Fellow within the Heart research group at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI).
By Melinda Anderson Finding a needle in a haystack. That’s how doctors and researchers explained it to us. 25,000 genes and a defect in one of them was likely causing my daughter Sarah’s body to struggle to function.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your journey to getting to where you are today as a researcher here at MCRI. I was born and raised primarily in Malaysia then left to study medicine in Ireland.
An international group of leading geneticists has reviewed the incredible advances made in the previous 25 years of human medical genetics, and charts the field’s future in the prestigious journal, Nature.
Professor George Patton and Professor Susan Sawyer know adolescent health is critical to current and future generations, and work hard to keep it in the centre of policy activity locally and globally.
Children will receive faster diagnosis and life-changing treatment with the first clinical guidelines in Australia to help them recover from stroke. Doctors from MCRI and The Royal Children’s Hospital developed the childhood guidelines to improve paediatric care.