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Data Analysis and Surgical Outcomes (DASO) Unit Update

by Maria Albania The DASO Unit has already started making progress by increasing the number of resources for data management and audit support within the Division of Surgery. Two data manager positions are currently in the approval process to be recruited through the DASO Unit. The NSLHD is committed to supporting existing and additional data …

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New Academic Appointment at RNSH

Dr Jonathon Parkinson was a medical student at RNSH, before going on to complete Neurosurgical training across Sydney and Newcastle. During this time, he also completed a PhD in the Cancer Genetics Laboratory at the Kolling Institute, examining the molecular biology of glioma. Following his Neurosurgical training, Jonathon undertook a fellowship in complex spinal surgery …

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RNSH SERT Institute Update

by Shelly Dhaliwal The RNS SERT Institute is undertaking an extensive consultation of all surgical departments to help inform our work-plan. We are asking for feedback in the following 4 areas: What are your top 3 priorities (non-data related) in terms of surgical research, training, and education? What are the top 3 challenges your department …

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Message From Professor Tom Hugh

Welcome to the third newsletter of the RNS SERT Institute. Congratulations to Dr Jonathon Parkinson, who was recently appointed into an academic position working at Northern and within the Institute. Jonathon brings great clinical, research and teaching experience; and will be an asset for surgical academia. Two more academic surgical positions will be advertised in …

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Director of Surgical Skills Training Update

by Dr Anubhav Mittal The Sydney Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre (SCSSC) located on level 6 of the Kolling Building routinely runs skills courses for the University of Sydney, industry, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, GSA and the ANZHPBA and ANSGOSA. These courses range from the basic skills courses that lay the foundation for future …

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SERT Office Space

We are excited to have moved into our own physical space in the old Medical Illustrations Unit on the ground floor of the Kolling building. We are in the process of cleaning up and reorganizing the office area. Plans are also being drawn up to carry out a more definitive renovation in the near future. …

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