Welcome to the December 2019 edition of the Raine Review, an e-newsletter for our participants.
What an amazing year 2019 has been. We have been busy with multiple follow-ups involving multiple generations of our Raine Study families and have commenced our 30th birthday celebrations.
2020 is shaping up to be particularly exciting too, as we finalise our 28 year old follow-up and of course, in May we will celebrate our birthday with you all (more details on that below).
We would like to take this opportunity to once again thank you for your ongoing involvement in the Raine Study. You really are making an enormous difference to human health and well-being. THANK YOU!
From all of us here, we would like to wish you and your loved ones a relaxing holiday season and great start to 2020.
The Raine Study Team
Gen 0/1 - Breast Density Follow-up Update
This follow-up officially finishes on 20th December, 2019. We had an excellent combination of Gen1 mothers, Gen0 maternal and paternal grandmothers and even a few great grandmothers.
Thank you to all who have taken part. We are extremely grateful for the time and effort that each participant - including you -contributes towards our studies.
The Raine Study in the Media
In early October our Operations Manager, Aggie Bouckley and Scientific Officer, Juliana Zabatiero were interviewed as part of UWA's School of Population and Global Health's new podcast, the Meaning of Health. You can listen to their episode here.
Our Scientific Director, Prof Leon Straker was also interviewed on Radio National about the value of longitudinal cohort studies, like ours. You can listen here.
The Raine Study offices will officially be closed from Tuesday 24th January and will reopen onMonday 6th, January, 2020. Happy Holidays!
Special recognition for your favourite blood-taker!
Many of you will recognise this amazing lady. Sue was the early morning "blood fairy" at the sleep study, took your blood when she visited your kids in your homes as teenagers and you will have seen her if you participated in the recent Breast Density Study.
Sue recently received the UWA School of Population and Global Health's Citizenship Award for her amazing work with the Raine Study.
30th Birthday Party
You will be receiving your official invite via email in the New Year, but you can register now for our 30th Birthday celebrations on 1 May 2020.
All generations of the Raine Study are invited (so mums, dads, original "Raine Study babies" and grand-parents) as well as researchers and some key stakeholders.
The event will take place on the 1st May at HBF Stadium from 630pm (registrations from 6pm) and will feature formal presentations followed by a cocktail function where you can hear from some of our researchers and mingle with other participants.