Poor musculoskeletal health is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and this burden will increase in coming decades as our population ages. The University of Sydney has a long history of productive research output in arthritis and musculoskeletal research.
Our mission is to discover new ways to prevent, manage and cure disabling musculoskeletal conditions by strengthening and expanding our research in musculoskeletal, bone and joint health across the University and its affiliated institutes.
We work with Sydney Health Partners, as well as clinicians, researchers, consumers and policymakers, to facilitate rapid translation into local health districts and primary health networks.
Our membership include academics, clinicians, scientists, engineers and students who are actively involved in musculoskeletal health research at the University. We are a cross-disciplinary collaboration, with members from the Faculty of Medicine and Health, the Faculty of Health Sciences, the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Engineering & IT, as well as nine affiliated research centres and groups, and four local health districts.
The SydMSK Grant Review and Mentoring Worksop was a pilot initiative facilitated by the Faculty of Medicine and Health, and co-sponsored by Sydney Health Partners.
It was designed to support young and early career researchers with the evolution of research project ideas and career planning while improving leadership skills in mentors.
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