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Events at Nepean Clinical School

World Breaking Research

2017 winner for Research and Innovation.

The Health Minister Brad Hazzard announced that our project is the 2017 winner for Research and Innovation. The Nepean Hospital executive, together with our influenza research team, attended the award ceremony at Sydney Olympic Park.
Read more:NSW Health Award 2017

Nepean researchers develop world first test for high-risk influenza


The Nepean Team:A/P Ben Tang, Dr Mandira Chakraborty, Prof. Anthony McLean, A/P Stephen Huang, Dr Shojaei, Dr Ya Wang, Dr Velma Herwanto, Sally Teoh, Janine Busby, Christina Whitehead

In a world first, Dr Ben Tang and co-researchers from Sydney Medical School Nepean, Nepean Hospital and Westmead Institute for Medical Research have developed a blood test to predict which flu patients will develop potentially life-threatening secondary infections that demand urgent medical treatment.

The test is the first patent for the teaching hospital in Penrith and comes as the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District announces it is soon to launch a research foundation at Nepean, to fund and manage research in the health district.

For more details, please read:
The Sydney Morning Herald article
The Penrith Press Article

Co-Chair of the UNSW/USyd Mental Health Partnerships Early Career and Mid-Career Research Committee Dr Vlasios Brakoulias


Dr Vlasios Brakoulias has recently been selected as the University of Sydney
Co-Chair for Early and Mid-Career Support Programme for the Mental Health
Partnership between UNSW and USyd.
Read more: Dr Vlasios Brakoulias

Launch of the Marie Bashir Institute (MBI) Nepean


The MBI Nepean is led by Associate Professor Benjamin Tang and assisted by Professor Ralph Nanan.
See Marie Bashir Institute Nepean

New Positions

Ms Anthea Karlov - Project Officer , Charles Perkins Centre Nepean

Khairunnessa Rahman - Project Officer joins Charles Perkins Centre Nepean


In April, an additional part time Project Officer, Ms Khairunnessa Rahman, was warmly welcomed to the team at Charles Perkins Centre Nepean. Khairunnessa holds degrees in Medical Science and Public Health and has experience working in both the health and university sectors. Khairunnessa’s skills and experience will enable her to support the rapid growth of research collaborations being forged by CPC Nepean.

Professor Guy Eslick - Research Director


When a young medical researcher was undertaking his PhD in 1997 at Nepean Hospital he had no idea that nearly 20 years later he would be asked to take an appointment to lead Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District’s new stronger commitment to supporting local research.

Professor Guy Eslick from the Sydney Medical School Nepean, University of Sydney has taken on the new role of Research Director to promote and help facilitate research across the District.
Read more:Nepean Medical Researcher Comes Full Circle

Professor Ralph Nanan - Director of the Charles Perkins Centre Nepean


A $1.1m government grant will allow researchers at the children’s hospital and the Charles Perkins Centre Nepean to undertake a four-year trial from next year.
The trial will involve 150 children taking boiled peanuts and a special supplement developed by the CSIRO, which provides protection from the allergen.

See the Channel 9 interview with Professor Nanan