Hearts, Minds And Everything In Between - New Centres Of Research Excellence

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THE HON MARK BUTLER MP

Minister for Mental Health and Ageing


MEDIA RELEASE


19 October 2010 


HEARTS, MINDS AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN – NEW CENTRES OF

RESEARCH EXCELLENCE


Minister for Mental Health and Ageing Mark Butler today announced 11 further

Centres of Research Excellence, following on from initial announcements in July and

August 2010.


The Centres of Research Excellence scheme, funded through the National Health

and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), provides support for teams of researchers

to pursue collaborative research.  


The Centres will receive $27 million over 5 years.


“Medical research and ensuring that this research is incorporated into health care is

one of the keys to improving the health of all Australians” Mr Butler said.


“These new centres will use funding of up to $2.5 million to bring together prominent

researchers in a variety of fields to tackle a range of health issues, including

cardiology, neuroscience and nursing care.


“Hospital care can cause inadvertent problems for the whole body, when patients

develop complications related to poor pain and anxiety management, as well as skin

problems.  


“One of the centres, the University of Queensland’s Centre of Research Excellence

in Nursing Interventions for Hospitalised Patients, will trial different treatments, and

examine existing research, to find the best ways to prevent these problems arising in

Australia’s ageing hospital population.”


Eleven Centres of Research Excellence will benefit from the funding, with research

in each area to begin immediately.


A list of the NHMRC Centres of Research Excellence is attached. 




MEDIA CONTACTS: 

Samantha Regione, Minister’s Office, 0418 112 688




Carolyn Norrie, NHMRC, 0422 008 512 or 02 6217 9342


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NHMRC Centres for Research Excellence 2010



Title

Administering Institution

Amount

Centre for Training in Translational Cardiology

Baker IDI

$2,525,300

Centre for Research Excellence in Critical Infectious

Diseases

University of Sydney

$2,499,688

NHMRC Asia Pacific Centre for Innovative Dengue

Prevention

University of Queensland

$2,497,175

Centre for Translational Neuroscience: A modular

platform for translating discovery into health

outcomes

University of Melbourne

$2,511,875

Centre for Research Excellence in Sun and Health

Queensland University of Technology

$2,379,750

Reducing the health, social and economic burden of

injecting drug use in Australia

Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical

Research and Public Health

$2,485,060

Population health at the clinical interface: pregnancy

and Childbirth

University of Sydney

$2,456,365

Improving quality and safety of health care delivery

at the interface between the primary and acute care

sectors

Griffith University

$2,499,380

Nursing Interventions for Hospitalised Patients

University of Queensland

$2,409,875

Centre for Informing Policy in Health with Evidence

from Research (CIPHER)

University of Western Sydney

$2,496,375

Centre of Research Excellence in Women's Health in

the 21st Century

University of Queensland

$2,190,625






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