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Maridulu Budyari Gumal was created to move healthcare forward faster. We are the Sydney Partnership for Health, Education, Research and Enterprise (SPHERE). 14 leading organisations on a mission to power innovative research around the world. The faster we translate discoveries into care, the faster we can treat and cure disease.

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Maridulu Budyari Gumal – the Aboriginal name gifted to us by the Dharug people – means ‘working together for good health and wellbeing’. More than a name it’s a promise…

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Some of the biggest health issues our Clinical Academic Groups are tackling in our community today.

Accelerating Healthcare Innovation during COVID-19+BEYOND

Maridulu Budyari Gumal SPHERE’s HealthHatchery and Frontiers Technology Clinical Academic Group have come together to accelerate healthcare innovation with the COVID-19 + BEYOND project.

Implementation Science Strategic Platform - Seed Grant Round 1  

The Implementation Science Strategic Platform recently awarded five $20,000 translational research seed grants. The grants aim to support academic and clinical multidisciplinary teams translate evidence into clinical practice using an implementation science framework. Mentoring new and emerging implementation scientists was also a priority for this round of funding.

Announcement of New Chair for Maridulu Budyari Gumal, the Sydney Partnership for Health, Education, Research and Enterprise (SPHERE) Council

In our latest news, we are pleased to announce that Ms Amanda Larkin, Chief Executive South Western Sydney Local Health District will be taking over as the Chair of SPHERE Council at the August 2020 meeting. Professor Ian Jacobs, Vice Chancellor and President of UNSW will be stepping down from the Chair after 4 years of outstanding leadership. We thank Professor Jacobs for his vision, expertise, generosity, energy and great poise in guiding the formation and development of our academic health science partnership. We look forward to Ms Larkin leading us into the next exciting phase of our partnership.

Bone Health - Grant Success for the MSK Health CAG

Congratulations to Maridulu Budyari Gumal Musculoskeletal Health CAG members Dr Geraldine Hassett, Associate Professor Chris White, Professor Jackie Center, Professor Lin Perry and Professor John Eisman who have achieved significant grant success in the last 12 months. A team of MSK CAG members (led by Professor Lin Perry) were awarded $ 900 000 through the MRFF to evaluate the implementation of service developments through Osteoporosis Refracture Prevention Clinics across hospitals in Sydney in July 2019. This was then followed in March 2020 by a further Commonwealth grant of $500 000 to promote consumer awareness of osteoporosis. 

Raising the consumer and community voice

The Cancer Clinical Academic Group Management Committee has increased its consumer and community membership to three people. This recent change acknowledges the value of different perspectives and how lived experiences can strengthen the quality and relevance of health and medical research.

Reaching those who need it most with a COVID-19 message they can understand and act upon

Maridul Budyari Gumal has joined forces with the NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service in consultation with NSW Health to create a series of 36 fact sheets containing medical advice and instructions covering Arthritis, Asthma, Cardiovascular Health, Diabetes and Stroke translated into Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Greek, Italian and Vietnamese.

What’s on

Some of the important events happening within our partnership today.

Let’s do health better

Acknowledgement | We acknowledge the Dharug people, whose lands we live and work on. We uphold your culture and connection to community, land and water. We honour your elders, today and yesterday, and will look to them to inspire a better tomorrow.