The Canberra-based John Curtin School of Medical Research has received a major grant from the Australian government to build its medical research, education, and infrastructure capabilities.
This US$700 million (AUD$700 million) funding will help the school’s researchers and specialist divisions better understand and refine a cure for diseases including cancer, diabetes and vision impairment.
This latest funding, announced by Federal Minister for Health, Tanya Pilbersek, seeks to build Australia’s R&D capabilities – while modernising the nation’s health infrastructure to deliver quality care.
The John Curtin School of Medical Research is Australia’s flagship medical research facility — offering cutting-edge medical research. The school has been attended by three Nobel prize winners, including Sir John Eccles, a leading Australian neurophysiologist.
New funding for the school is part of the Australian government’s US$5 billion (AUD$5 billion) Health and Hospitals Fund. This fund, established in 2009, is part of a broader nation-building infrastructure effort designed to improve healthcare and medical services.
“Our infrastructure investment is complemented by an ongoing commitment to significant investment in medical research,” Minister Pilbersek said.
Among its funding initiatives, the government has increased funding through a peak body, the National Health and Medical Research Council.
“The government is determined that Australia remains at the forefront of world-class health and medical research, noted Minister Pilbersek.
“To ensure this happens, we have commissioned an independent strategic review of health and medical research, due to be presented by the end of this year, to help prepare a 10-year strategic health and medical research plan for the nation.”
The John Curtin School of Medical Research is located at the prestigious Australian National University. This school excels in ground-breaking medical research across specialist fields. Award-winning areas of work cover immunology, genomics, neuroscience, mental health, infectious diseases, obesity and metabolic disorders.
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