News & Events

Event
Thursday, July 28, 2016 -
9:30am to 11:00am
The Australian Genomics Health Alliance (AGHA) will host a Town Hall Meeting on Thursday 28th July from 9:30am-11am in the Ella Latham Auditorium, The Royal Childrens Hospital. Professor Kathryn North AM, Director of the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and lead investigator of the AGHA, will present on the latest progress from the Alliance, followed by a question and answer session. The AGHA brings together 47 national and international partner organisations committed to integrating genomic medicine into healthcare across Australia. It aims to shorten diagnosis times, enable early intervention, and provide access to treatment for people with genetic disorders. In 2015, the AGHA was awarded a $25 million grant from the NHMRC’s Targeted Call for Research into Preparing Australia for the Genomics Revolution in Health Care. The AGHA has since established four major research Programs to better understand and address the challenges associated with integrating genomic medicine into Australian healthcare. 1...
Event
Friday, July 22, 2016 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute will take part in the Victorian Honours & PhD expo this Friday. Location Rooms 218 and 219 at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre View the flyer: http://biomedvic.org.au/symposium/2016-victorian-honours-phd-expo/ Meet some researchers and current students and learn about project available next year at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute. For more information about studying at the Institute: www.mcri.edu.au/students/
Research News
“Young people are the world’s greatest untapped resource”, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon “The Lancet Commission is a powerful reminder that there is more to do to meet the unique needs of adolescents. And the compelling findings of the Commission must serve as an important wake-up call to individuals, organisations, and governments to support a new approach” – Melinda Gates Decades of neglect and chronic underinvestment have had serious detrimental effects on the health and wellbeing of adolescents aged 10–24 years, according to a major new Lancet Commission on adolescent health and wellbeing being presented in Melbourne on Wednesday 20th July, 2016 . Two-thirds of young people are growing up in countries where preventable and treatable health problems like HIV/AIDS, early pregnancy, unsafe sex, depression, injury, and violence remain a daily threat to their health, wellbeing, and life chances. Evidence shows that behaviours that start in adolescence can determine health and...