The Chronic and Complex Medicine Network is a multidisciplinary network that includes Diabetes, Endocrinology, Renal medicine and Pain Management with focus on both clinical and basic research. Important partnerships our network has formed include with the Karolinska and Mass General, Stanford Pain Group, Monash Health, University of Sydney, Melbourne Health, The Baker, Kings College, WEHI, JDRF, National Institutes of Health, Peter MCallum Cancer Centre, University of Technology Sydney, and NHMRC Clinical Trial Centre, the Endocrine Surgical Group, NSW Health Pathology athology and Macquarie University.
Our Research Committee emphasises the importance of embedding research into clinical practice is a focus.
Key highlights from across this diverse network include:
- Over 70 clinical trials currently underway across our key areas of diabetes, renal, endocrinology and pain management
- High volume of successful grant applications, including seven recent NHMRC Grants, four Hillcrest Foundation Grants, four MRFF Grants, and various grants from MOH, iCare, JDRF, The Ernest Heine Family Foundation and Diabetes Australia
- Over 100 peer reviewed papers published in high impact journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Diabetes Care, The Lancet, Stroke, Circulation, Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, Kidney International, Diabetologia, Cancer, Thyroid, Cell, American Journal of Kidney Disease, Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Pain, PLOS One, Neuropharmacology, The Journal of Pain, Science, JAMA Neurology.
- Supervision of five recently graduated PhD students and eight ongoing PhD students. All clinicians are regular supervisors of MD research projects.