Medical research week highlights lifesaving research

Monday, 3 June 2013

The University of Adelaide acknowledges and supports the important work and dedication of all its medical researchers as part of the ASMR Medical Research Week (1-8 June).

"The University of Adelaide has a long and distinguished history in health and medical research. Key to our success has been effective partnerships and an emphasis on translating fundamental discoveries to clinical care," says the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Mike Brooks.

Last year the University and its affiliate organisations were awarded a total of $33.6 million by the National Health and Medical Research Council out of a total of $45 million awarded in the State.

South Australia is now one of only two States whose share of national medical research funding exceeds its national share of population.

"We look forward to exciting further developments with the advent of the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute," Professor Brooks says.

"The completion of our new building, The Braggs, also presents opportunities in the application of optical fibre and advanced sensing technology for health research.

"The next few years will bring new research capacity, leadership, and infrastructure for South Australia. Without doubt all of these developments will be based on partnerships of one kind or another - ranging from collaboration across disciplines within the University to major international projects across the globe," Professor Mike Brooks says.


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