A collaborative approach
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.
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…
Some of the biggest health issues our Clinical Academic Groups are tackling in our community today.
Maridulu Budyari Gumal (SPHERE) Cancer Clinical Academic Group has committed $100,000 in new seed grants for two interdisciplinary projects led by early/mid-career researchers (EMCRs) to be undertaken in 2021.
Congratulations to the successful awardees and their teams.
Increasing the efficacy of brain cancer treatment traditionally requires access to tissue samples that can shed light on a tumour’s genetic makeup. But, with many malignancies buried deep inside essential areas of the brain, this tissue is often impossible to reach.
A new research project led by Associate Professor Therese Becker of the Ingham Institute is aiming to solve this problem. Using ‘liquid biopsies’ – that is, blood tests – the researchers hope to reveal critical information about individual patient tumours.
Maridulu Budyari Gumal SPHERE Implementation Science Platform hosted an Implementation Science Webinar on 18th November 2020.
A partnership between the Pancreatic Cancer Research Hub (PCRH) and the Molecular Screening and Therapeutics (MoST) trial in Sydney could help improve the poor survival rates of pancreatic cancer.
Co-researcher training with young people with intellectual disability – An inclusive approach to research
Maridulu Budyari Gumal, the Sydney Partnership for Health, Education, Research and Enterprise (SPHERE) Translational Research Fellowship Scheme (TRFS) recipient, Laurel Mimmo, is working with two young people with intellectual disability to learn about participatory research methods to support her doctoral research. Together Matt, Maya and Laurel are testing out different research methods to decide which methods will best enable children with intellectual disability in hospital to express what is a good experience of hospital care.
Research translators to improve healthcare outcomes and boost the economy: Addressing the workforce gap in health research translation
While the creation of the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) has greatly increased research funding, Australia still lags behind other nations in translation of research into improved healthcare and economic growth.
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.