GenV project launch

MCRI’s innovative Generation Victoria (GenV) birth and parent cohort research project was officially launched in December by The Hon. Jaala Pulford MP, Victorian Government Minister for Medical Research. 

MCRI and GenV Directors with one of the first GenV participant families at the GenV launch event in December 2020.

The first Victorian families are now being asked to take part in in GenV at Joan Kirner Women’s & Children’s at Sunshine Hospital, with the initial months of participant recruitment demonstrating strong community interest in and support of GenV.

The project will scale up to partner with all Victorian birthing hospitals throughout 2021. Then, over two full years, every baby born in Victoria and their parents will be invited to take part – no matter where in Victoria they live. 

GenV is one of the world’s largest birth and parent cohort studies and aims to reduce the burden of childhood problems like asthma, food allergies, obesity and mental illness. Learn more about GenV on theGenV website, onFacebook and onTwitter. 

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