Research at Nepean
Our vision for Nepean Clinical School is to become one of Australia’s premier destinations for health, education and medical research within the next 10 years.
Our aim is to deliver world-class research to Nepean, benefiting our region - its patients, families and the healthcare system – and beyond. This research translates from bench to bedside, providing the most advance clinical care to patients.
As part of the University of Sydney, which is in the top 1% of research universities in the world, we collaborate with expert professors, doctors and researchers to bring the latest research and treatments to Nepean.
Our researchers participate in nationally and internationally funded research; current NHMRC Grants total over $3 million, and professors at SMSN want to take the lead on a number of projects in areas of our research strength, which include:
2.Muscular Skeletal Ageing and Geriatric Medicine
3. Intensive / Critical Care
4. Neurosciences and mental health
5. Obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases
6. Reproductive, maternal and child health
Other areas of research at Nepean include endocrinology (autoimmune diseases, such as Graves’ Disease and thyroid diseases), urology, gastroenterology (e.g. Hepatitis C) and surgery.
Research funding accelerates innovation. Thanks to the support of our community and foundations, like the NMRF and OZWAC, and our success in research grants, developments in research at Sydney Medical School Nepean have expanded at a rapid pace since Nepean became a teaching hospital of the University of Sydney in 1992.
Nepean Clinical School also offers the option of doing a research project in all of our areas of research and welcomes any inquiries of interest.
For donors, there are many opportunities to "support our research", such as establishing a pilot study for a clinical trial or providing scholarships for PhD students or fellowships for early career researchers.
To make a donation or find out more please Click Here or call our Development professional, Associate Director of Development : Rebecca Palser
Research Seminar Series
2014 Nepean Annual Scientific Day - Friday 31st October
The Nepean Scientific Day is an annual event where we showcase the work of our researchers (medical, nursing and allied health).
This year’s theme was “Translational medicine – how scientists and clinicians work together to save lives”. Translational medicine is a rapidly growing discipline in medical research. It arises from major scientific breakthrough over the last decade, including the mapping of human genome, the advance in nanotechnology and bioinformatics. The aim of translational medicine is to expedite these discoveries into new diagnostic tools and novel treatment. The potential benefit to improving patient care and promoting health is enormous.
The Nepean Scientific Day will also showcase scientific works of local researchers from the Nepean and Blue Mountain areas.
This year featured international experts in translational medicine, Professor Derek Hart and Associate Professor David Booth.
It was a very informative and enjoyable day with excellent attendance.
Read more :
2014 Scientific Day Award Recipients
2014 NMRF Project Grant Recipients
RESEARCHERS SEEKING PARTICIPANTS
MUSCULOSKELETAL AGEING RESEARCH:
CHARLES PERKINS RESEARCH:
Suneetha Rachaneni - UK
Philip Rahmanou - UK
Glefy Furtado - UK
Chin Hing Yong - NZ
Sissel Oversand - Norway
Cristina Ortiz - Spain
Natharnia Young - AUS
Paka Chandhana -US
Maciej Jozwik -PL
Martyna Stankiewicz -PL
Mariangeles Gomez -Argentina
Alejandro Patillo - Chile
Michelle Severino - Philippines
Pakeeza Alam - USA
Anna Liza C.Salita - Philippines
Li Tan - China
Dawn Chia - Singapore
Dr Morounfolu Thompson - UK
Dr Gerda Trutnovsky - Austria
Anna Pilzek - USA
Dr Diyana Docheva - Canada
Professor Gomez Montes (Fercho) - Colombia
Dr Kelly Hankins - USA
Nepean Clinical School Research Fair 2013
2013 Nepean Research Fair
Our Inaugural Research Fair highlighted research opportunities at Nepean Clinical School with presentations from our Researchers, Postgraduate students and Honours students.
Our guest speaker on the day was Professor Jillian Kril, Associate Dean Postgraduate Research discussing “Research Opportunities in Medicine”
Nepean Clinical School Research Fair 2013
Nepean Clinical School Research Fair 2013 Program