Business Development Manager:
Ms Di Arnott
Centre for Neonatal Research and Education
The University of Western Australia (M551)
35 Stirling Highway
Western Australia 6009
Phone: (+61 8) 9340 1208
Fax: (+61 8) 9340 1266
Contact us by email
The CNRE aims to prevent death and disability associated with diseases in newborns by increasing knowledge and understanding of clinical, biochemical and physiological processes of health and disease in young infants.
The 2015 Preterm CRE funding round is now open, with grants available for travel, seed funding, and enhancing the research experience. Applicants must be associated with the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence for Preterm Infants.
Congratulations to CNRE co-Director Prof Karen Simmer, who was appointed an Officer in the General Division (AO) of the Order of Australia on 8 June, 2015. She was recognised for “distinguished service to medicine in the field of paediatrics, particularly neonatal and perinatal nutrition, to medical education as an academic, researcher and clinician, and to the community”.
CNRE researcher Tobias Strunk has won the Raine Foundation's Strachan Memorial Prize, which is awarded annually to the WA clinician with the most outstanding publication that translates medical science into health outcomes. He won the award for his paper Infection-induced Inflammation and Cerebral Injury in Preterm Infants.
If you have any questions, please contact Di Arnott.
An article on probiotic research in preterm infants by CNRE researchers, June 2015
A feature on Channel Nine News for 'Thank U NICU Day', 11th November 2014
A feature from UWA News on the Centre of Research Excellence
A story in The Weekend West about the Centre of Research Excellence
A feature on the ABC about breakthroughs in human milk banking by CNRE researchers
A feature on ABC's 7:30 Report from 2nd March 2012 on work by Prof Karen Simmer, Dr Tobias Strunk, and Dr Andrew Currie.
A story from UWA News on Prof Jane Pillow's High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation study.
A story from The West Australian about a preterm baby enrolled in a CNRE study on the benefits of probiotics.
A story from The West Australian on a study to reduce the incidence of deadly infections in newborns