Victorian Infant Collaborative Study Group
The Victorian Infant Collaborative Study (VICS) is a long term study of prematurely born infants throughout their childhood and into adulthood. VICS is a collaboration between the Royal Women’s Hospital, Mercy Hospital for Women, Monash Medical Centre and the Royal Children’s Hospital. The paediatricians, psychologists, nurses and research staff are all dedicated to improving the lives of extremely premature babies.
For over three decades VICS has been working towards better understanding the extent of long-term health problems that occur in the tiniest babies (those of birth weight < 1000g) and most premature (those of <28 weeks of gestation) born in Victoria. We are very grateful for the participation of children and families in the important clinical research studies.
Staff from the Mercy Hospital for Women, Monash Medical Centre and the Royal Children’s Hospital, The Newborn Emergency Transport Service (now incorpoarted into PIPER (Paediatric Infant Perinatal Emergency Retrieval).
Royal Women's Hospital
This research project is available to PhD students to join as part of their thesis.
Please contact the Research Group Leader to discuss your options.
Faculty Research Themes
For further information about this research, please contact Jeanie Cheong