River’s Gift International SIDS Collaboration
In April 2014, River’s Gift launched the River’s International SIDS collaboration between Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health – Melbourne (FINMH).
Working with the world’s leading SIDS research specialists, led by Professor Robin Haynes, our researchers focus on consolidating the understanding of the underlying physiological and genetic mechanisms resulting in a SIDS death, and the development of neuro-diagnostic methods to allow the identification of infants who may have a vulnerability to SIDS.
Through funding the training of scientists in the field of SIDS, River’s Gift have helped sustain Australia’s profile in the world of SIDS research and provide a local point of contact for expert knowledge and information.
Furthermore, partnerships with other international SIDS organisations will promote the integration of expert knowledge, new learnings, research development and the enhancement of awareness across the globe.
Currently River’s Gift are funding a 3 year genetic research project with the University of South Australia.
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More reading about the impact we are making
Dr Jhodie Duncan – previously River’s Gift’s Scientific Coordinator, presenting her work at an International SIDS and Stillbirth Conference.
Alex & Karl pictured (above) with researcher Fiona Bright (en route to Boston), Dr. Jhodie Duncan and Professor Roger Byard.