The ORIGINS Project is a major new birth cohort study being conducted by the Telethon Kids Institute at the Joondalup Health Campus.
The ORIGINS Project is sponsored by the Telethon Kids Institute and Ramsay Health Care. It is supported by the Joondalup Health Campus community - clinicians, nursing, support staff and services alike, as well as the City of Joondalup, the City of Wanneroo, and the major universities in Western Australia. All are keen to be involved in seeking new interventions and strategies to improve the health of their community.
Major partners at the Joondalup Health Campus include Western Diagnostic Pathology and Perth Radiological Clinic
In her book, Origins: Early Life Solutions to the Modern Health Crisis, Dr Prescott explains the research and shows how a focus on early life in health promotion, the exchange of knowledge between policymakers, clinical and basic scientists and the wider public, and education and training, will build capacity to assist a healthy start to life across populations.
Professor Bu Yeap is directing research centred on Dads in ORIGINS. His specialties include Endocrinology, Diabetes and Men's Health. Bu's team is currently researching the possible link between testosterone, excercise and artery health in men ages 50-70 years. Click here to read a recent article about the trial, published in UWA's MeDeFacts magazine.
The ORIGINS team would like to congratulate Karen Dales-Anderson, an Early Childhood Officer for the City of Wanneroo, for her work creating the book 'Come and Play'. This community book celebrates the successful 'It's All About Play' program, now running at the libraries in the City of Wanneroo. Click here to watch the video!
Prof Susan Prescott has co-written an article for The Conversation with Dr Jeffrey Craig from the Murdoch Children's Research Institute. Click here to read about scientists' explorations of how the air we breathe can make us healthier.
Prof Susan Prescott has been featured in an article in International Innovation, an engaging
publication disseminating science, research and technology.
Click here to read about Susan's holistic philosophy on health and disease prevention.
Congratulations to Prof Susan Prescott and her team! They have been awarded an NHMRC research grant of $1.69M for SYMBA, the first clinical trial within ORIGINS.