Founding Institutional Member Australian Cardiovascular Alliance.
The South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) was incorporated as South Australia’s first independent health and medical research institute in December 2009. SAHMRI’s vision is to translate science into health. Teams at SAHMRI work to fundamentally improve the quality of life for all people, through innovative, world-class and ground-breaking health and medical research. SAHMRI provides a clear focal point for health and medical research in South Australia, positioning itself as a vibrant, globally-recognised institute that harnesses dynamic collaborations to deliver tangible health outcomes and community impacts.
SAHMRI is housed within a state-of-the-art, purpose-built facility that provides fully flexible laboratory space to PC2 standard, a vivarium and dedicated space for advanced technology facilities, including a cyclotron. There is also space dedicated to biostatistics, epidemiology and databases providing essential data linkage research support systems.
SAHMRI has seven research themes: Cancer; Heart Disease; Nutrition and Metabolism; Infection and Immunity; Healthy Mothers, Babies and Children; Mind and Brain; and Aboriginal Health. These themes represent the major challenges for the Australian population now and for the next generation.
SAHMRI will perform the very best bioscience and public health research under one roof, ensuring a strong link between fundamental biology, clinical care delivery and health policy, as well as actively promoting and pursuing the translation of research into solutions to major health problems.