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Research News
Head injuries in children are some of the most frequent presentations to emergency departments. More than 3000 children are admitted to the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) with head injuries every year. Some children require a CT scan to rule out a serious brain injury. This process is obvious for serious head injuries, but it’s more challenging to determine whether CT scans are necessary for children with milder injuries.
Student News
Introducing our top Honours and Masters students for 2017. Selected based on their high academic merit, these students will each receive a scholarship of $5,000 to help support them and their studies, together with training and supervision from our world-leading researchers. The cohort are representing a wide range of research groups, including Cancer & Disease Epigenetics, Heart Research, Developmental Imaging, Haematology Research, Child Neuropsychology, Genetics Education & Health Research, Pneumococcal Research and International Child Health. We look forward to following their journey with MCRI, and wish them all the best as they kick start their scientific careers! To find out more about student research opportunities at MCRI, go to: www.mcri.edu.au/students
Institute News
Today the Children’s Cancer Foundation and My Room celebrated 15 years of funding groundbreaking childhood cancer research at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI). Together, they have invested more than $7 million in a broad range of innovative projects at MCRI, which has made a tremendous difference to cancer research over the years. This support includes research project funding, clinical trial staffing, clinical research training fellowships, and establishment and support of biobanking (storing biological samples in a repository for research). MCRI Director Professor Kathryn North AM thanked the Children’s Cancer Foundation and My Room for the longstanding and significant commitment and contribution they have made to cancer research at MCRI. “Without amazing support from organisations like the Children’s Cancer Foundation and My Room this work cannot be undertaken,” Prof North said. “Funding from the Children’s Cancer Foundation and My Room is so important to our research.”
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Student News
The Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and Department of Paediatrics, based at the Melbourne Children's Campus, have exciting and diverse research projects that encompass laboratory, clinical and public health projects.