Supporting people in hospitals across South Australia through vital health and medical research and improved patient care.
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Supports research into the detection, management & treatment of breast cancer.
Funding research into prostate cancer prevention, detection & treatment.
Improving heart health through advances in knowledge & research to beat heart disease.
Our aim is to reduce & eliminate the high incidence of chronic kidney disease and diabetes.
Supports health and wellbeing research & programs for veterans, emergency service personnel and their families.
Driving collaboration, innovation & research to develop best-practice arts, design & health programs.
Supporting world-class stroke research to improve prevention, diagnosis & acute treatment to cure stroke.
Providing donor stool to treat patients with bowel conditions and foster research into faecal transplant as a treatment.
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Researchers based at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH) are paving the way to tackle the global public health issue – frailty. read more
Loving wife and piano teacher Susan (Sue) Beard has for the past three years, been on a journey she didn’t expect, diagnosed with Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA) in November of 2012. read more
For the last three years PhD student Jason Gummow has been developing the world’s first vaccine for the Hepatitis C Virus (HCV). A persistent infection, HCV has become one of the leading causes of liver disease in Australia and left untreated in later stages can result in cancer. read more
On Thursday November 5 2015, a group of The Hospital Research Foundation’s highly valued supporters came together for the annual Basil Hetzel Society Luncheon.
Held once again at the Kooyanga Golf Club, the luncheon is a way of thanking these supporters for their vital contribution to lifesaving medical research that is having a direct impact on our community. read more
Now in the final months of her PhD, Helen Palethorpe is confident her research will lead to more effective treatment for oesophageal cancer.
Helen’s research is centred on oesophageal adenocarcinoma (OAC), a form of oesophageal cancer that continues to affect more people in Australia and developing countries. read more
Cher-Rin Chong wants to make a difference to people living with heart disease.
Looking for a platform to help boost her research skills, Cher-Rin decided to pursue a PhD project at the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health focussing on improving the energy efficiency of heart disease patients. read more
Working as an Exercise Physiologist in Germany, Agathe Daria Jadczak quickly realised she had a strong connection with the elderly. Two years on, deciding to translate her skills into research, Agathe received a scholarship from the University of Adelaide and moved to pursue a PhD project centred on frailty. read more
Rheumatologist Rachel Black is pursuing a PhD project she believes will directly benefit her own patients.
Beginning her PhD in Manchester in 2013 Rachel is now continuing her project at the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research, looking at the effects of steroids on patients with rheumatoid arthritis. read more
Since beginning her science career, Harshani Jayasinghe has wanted to work with youth, so when given the opportunity to pursue a PhD working on a smoking prevention intervention for Indigenous youth, she knew it was right up her ally. read more
PhD candidate, Vasilios (Bill) Panagopoulos is passionate about his potentially lifesaving research, hoping to find new ways to stop the spread of breast cancer. read more