Health Medical & Dental

The University is a world leader in health education and research. We seek to improve health care in Australia and internationally.

You may wish to consider supporting a broad area of research or program, for example, cancer research – or there may be a specific program you want to support. We welcome the opportunity to work with you to align your gift with the area that resonates most strongly with you.

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

With a strong emphasis on fostering exciting, diverse and impactful research, our health researchers conduct cutting edge, transformative investigations that generate new insights and deliver real health outcomes to the community.

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Florey Medical Research Foundation

The Florey Medical Research Foundation raises funds for postgraduate research scholarships and early-career postdoctoral research fellowships within the medical degree.

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  • Cancer research and health

    Centre for personalised cancer medicine

    The Centre brings together a team of world-leading researchers with strengths in blood cancers and solid tumours, particularly breast, lung, sarcomas and melanoma, with a focus on treatment options tailored to the individual.

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    Dame Roma Mitchell Cancer Research Laboratories

    This research program strives to improve disease outcomes for men with prostate cancer and women with breast cancer by deeply understanding how sex hormones control tumour behaviour.

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  • Neuroscience and brain health

    Cerebral palsy research

    Using our unique cerebral palsy family DNA biobank and clinical database, we are performing new generation sequencing on families with CP-affected children to uncover genetic changes in individual patients and whether these unique changes contributed to cerebral palsy.

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    Peter Couch Foundation

    Every 10 minutes, someone in Australia suffers a stroke. Established in 2010, the Peter Couch Foundation invests in novel stroke therapies and prevention.

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    Psychiatric research

    The discipline of Psychiatry at the University of Adelaide contributes to two core Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences research areas: neuroscience, behaviour and brain health; and translational health outcomes.

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  • Infant and child health

    Robinson Research Institute

    The Robinson Research Institute is a collective of internationally renowned researchers in human reproduction, pregnancy and child health. The vision of the Institute is to achieve life-time health for all children and families, through research excellence. 

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  • Indigenous health

    Indigenous Oral Health Unit

    The Indigenous Oral Health Unit focuses specifically on the oral health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people including access to dental care, the labour force and provision of dental care to this disadvantaged population.

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  • Heart health

    Centre for Heart Rhythm Disorders

    Research undertaken focuses on the spectrum on heart rhythm disorders, with the mission of the Centre being to advance the understanding and management of heart rhythm disorders with the aim of improving health and wellbeing in the community. 

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  • Oral health

    Community Outreach Dental Program

    Driven by the Adelaide Dental School, the Community Outreach Dental Program provides dental and other health services for people who have suffered homelessness, or have difficulty accessing conventional care.

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    Dental Research Education Fund

    The Dental Research and Education Fund manages the Adelaide Dental School’s professional networking and fundraising activities, with the aim of the Fund being to help the school improve people’s quality of life through outstanding dental care.

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    Indigenous Oral Health Unit

    The Indigenous Oral Health Unit focuses specifically on the oral health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people including access to dental care, the labour force and provision of dental care to this disadvantaged population.

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  • Men's health

    Centre for Men’s Health

    The Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men's Health brings together and supports a multi-disciplinary network of researchers undertaking world-class research, and delivering programs aimed at preventing and better treating the inter-related conditions which affect men's health. 

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For a discussion about how you can support a specific area of research undertaken by the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences or the Florey Medical Research Foundation, please contact our Research Community Engagement and Fundraising Officer on +61 8313 9939, or email josie.gray@adelaide.edu.au.