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Professor Ingrid Scheffer wins GlaxoSmithKline Award for Research Excellence

GlaxoSmithKline has awarded Professor Ingrid Scheffer from the University, the Florey Institute, Austin Health and the Royal Children's Hospital, the 2013 Award for Research Excellence (ARE) for helping to transform the diagnosis of epilepsy. Read more

Website launched for disorders of sex development

A team of researchers from The University of Melbourne, The University of Queensland (UQ), Prince Henry's Institute and the Murdoch Children's Research Institute has established a website to overcome misconceptions about sexual development. Read more

We are delighted to announce the promotion of two of our staff, effective from 1 Jan 2014.

Dr Andrew Steer has been promoted to Principal Fellow - Associate Professor in recognition of his outstanding research achievements.

Associate Professor Steve Graham has been promoted to Professor in recognition of his outstanding research, knowledge transfer and leadership strengths.

Congratulations to Department of Paediatrics staff Professor Nigel Curtis, A/Prof Susan Donath, A/Professor Mandy Fosang, Professor Paul Monagle, Professor George Patton and Dr Andrew Steer, on their success in the recently announced NHMRC 2014 grant funding.

Congratulations to our partner the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, whose researchers (many of whom are also honorary staff of the University) were also vey successful.

A great outcome in advancing our collective efforts in research to improve health outcomes for children and adolescents.

Financial Markets Foundation supports University's leadership in children's developmental mental health

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Hormones in a hurry: Uneasy passages through puberty and adolescence
Psychiatrist and adolescent health specialist, Professor George Patton, discusses why puberty - especially early puberty - and adolescence can be so tough, but how most of us survive the journey. Presented by Dr Dyani Lewis. Professor George Patton is Professor of Adolescent Health Research in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne.

This Up Close podcast is available at

The Children’s Campus Research and Education Week (23 - 25 October, 2013) The Children’s Campus Research and Education Week (CREW) will run from 23rd October to 25th October 2013. A collaboration between The Royal Children's Hospital (RCH), Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI) and the University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics, CREW showcases the world-class research and education conducted at the RCH Campus.

This week will inspire new ideas for education, research and clinical practise as well as new collaborations both within the campus and beyond. The organising committee aim to provide a range of topics across disciplines, and with speakers in both emerging and established careers. CREW will focus on cutting edge research findings and stimulating education opportunities for all staff.

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