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The aim of the GenV project is to help solve complex issues affecting Victorian
children and adults through research and translation. Led from the Melbourne
Children’s Campus, the GenV 2020 Cohort will be open to the families of all
170,000 Victorian newborns over 2021-2. GenV is a multi-dimensional cohort
study involving consent, geospatial, clinical and administrative data;
biosamples; GenV-specific data, and observational and intervention research
methods. GenV’s solutions focus is shaping its core digital phenotyping and
health economic measures in order to maximally support trials, registries,
health services research, informatics, genomics, precision population health
and public policy.
Ultimately, we aim for lasting change in the landscape of large scale
research. GenV was launched in December 2017 with philanthropic and state
funding. We seek input from across the Campus and beyond to maximise GenV’s
value to all those who care for and about children and their parents.
Melissa Wake is a paediatrician and Director of the
Generation Victoria (GenV) initiative. She aims to speed up children’s research
and test interventions that change children’s care.
Said is an obstetrician and Head of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Joan Kirner
Hospital. She is passionate about improving pregnancy outcomes for mothers and
Mavoa, health geographer and Senior Research Fellow at the UoM School of Population
& Global Health, captures and communicates the impacts of outdoor
environments on health.
Richard Saffery studies the molecular and cellular origins of
complex diseases. As GenV’s Deputy Director-BioSciences, his team are
establishing Australia’s largest biorepository on campus.
Sharon Goldfeld is a paediatrician, public health physician,
Director of the Centre for Community Child Health and Theme Director Population
Health. She seeks policy-relevant solutions that eliminate inequities for all