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 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 a great start to 2020.
The Raine Study Team
Gen 2 - Vision and Vessels Follow-up Update
LAST CHANCE TO TAKE PART: An exciting final 4 months left to participate in this study before the end of March 2020. Participants are still welcome to make appointments for this year.
We have available appointments Monday to Friday, with echo-cardiograms (ultrasound of your heart) available on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. If you are interested in an echo-cardiogram, don't forget to call us to make a booking, as these appointments will not be not available in 2020.
Extra data collection dates available for bookings:
7th Saturday - Visions at Lions Eye Institute (1.5hrs)
14th Saturday - Health check at Raine Study house (2.5hrs)
23rd Monday - Health check at Raine Study house (2.5hrs)
3rd Friday - Vision at Lions Eye Institute (1.5hrs)
12th Sunday - Vision at Lions Eye Institute (1.5hrs)
FUN FACT: Did you notice that we we ask you to bring your water bottle to your follow-up appointment? It is one of the small ways the Raine Study is taking steps to becoming greener by practising and encouraging sustainability. We recently participated in the Green Impact Initiative run by UWA and we placed 3rd out of all of the teams, obtaining silver status.
Gen 0/1 - Breast Density Follow-up Update
This follow-up officially finishes on 20th December, 2019. Thank you to all of your mums and grandma's who have taken part!
This study has added a whole new dimension to the Raine Study cohort. We had an excellent follow-up of a combination of Gen1 Mothers, Gen0 maternal and paternal Grandmas and even a few Great Grandmothers.
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, Professor Leon Straker was also interviewed on Radio National about the value of longitudinal cohort studies, like ours. You can listen here.
Update your Details
Not sure if we have your correct address? You can update your details on our website, including listing details of any children you have.
The Raine Study offices will officially be closed from Tuesday 24th January to Monday 6th, January, 2020. Happy Holidays!
Special recognition for your favourite blood-taker!
Many of you will recognise this amazing lady. Sue has been with the Raine Study since you were just kids and probably even visited your house to take your blood at some point.
She 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.
This special event will take place at HBF Stadium from 630pm - 10pm (registrations from 6pm) and will feature a formal presentation part of the evening, followed by a cocktail event with an opportunity to hear from some of our researchers and mingle with other participants.