Triple strength research innovation

Paediatrio, the Australia-first joint venture between Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, Children’s Cancer Institute and the Children’s Medical Research Institute, was launched yesterday by the NSW Minister for Health, Jillian Skinner MP.

The Paediatrio Vision is to create Australia’s most ground-breaking, innovative and translational paediatric research hub that will change children’s health around the world.

The partnership will pool the expertise of academics, scientists, clinicians and the community, ensuring research is implemented to directly improve the health of children in Australia and beyond.

Priority focus areas for research will include personalised cancer care, rare genetic diseases, immunity and infectious diseases, chronic diseases, gene therapy, diabetes, neurosciences and mental health.

NSW Minister for Health, Jillian Skinner MP, said, “By engaging universities, independent medical research institutes and the health system in partnerships, Paediatrio will be able to drive the discovery of new and novel treatments and foster more efficient and effective translation of research into better health outcomes for generations to come.”

After an initial investment of $1 million to implement a structure for Paediatrio, $15 million was allocated last year to the Paediatrio partners to support paediatric research integration through areas such as clinical trials, childhood cancer and rare genetic diseases.