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Westmead Institute for Medical Research

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Established  1996
Staff  450
Phone  +61 2 8627 3000
Research type  Medical research
Students  120
Date founded  1996
Westmead Institute for Medical Research
Motto  Giving hope through science
Director  Professor Tony Cunningham AO
Address  176 Hawkesbury Rd, Westmead NSW 2145, Australia
Hours  Closed today SaturdayClosedSundayClosedMonday8:30AM–5PMTuesday8:30AM–5PMWednesday8:30AM–5PMThursday8:30AM–5PMFriday8:30AM–5PMSuggest an edit
Affiliations  University of Sydney, Westmead Hospital
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The Westmead Institute for Medical Research is a large medical research institute located at Westmead in Sydney's western suburbs. The institute is closely affiliated with Sydney Medical School and Westmead Hospital and comprises approximately 450 medical research and support staff. Originally named the Westmead Millennium Institute for Medical Research, the institute was founded in 1996 through the merging of five research groups at the Westmead health campus, initially comprising just 40 medical researchers, and was renamed on 18 November 2015. The Westmead Institute has grown rapidly on the basis of peer-reviewed funding.

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Organisation

Research is organised into five key biological areas:

  • Infectious and immune diseases
  • Cancer and leukaemia
  • Liver and metabolic diseases
  • Eye and brain-related disorders
  • Heart and respiratory disorders
  • Professor Tony Cunningham AO has been the executive director of the institute since its inception.

    Affiliations

    The institute is closely affiliated with the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney. As of 20 March 2016, the institute hosted more than 119 higher-degree research students.

    The institute is affiliated with Westmead Hospital.

    Westmead Medical Research Foundation provides fundraising support and community advocacy for medical research and patient care at Westmead.

    References

    Westmead Institute for Medical Research Wikipedia


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