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 and treatment of breast cancer.
Funds vital medical research into the detection and treatment of prostate cancer, as well as preventing the metastatic spread of the disease.
We are passionate and determined to improve heart health and beat heart disease through advances in knowledge and research.
Our aim is to reduce and ultimately eliminate the high incidence of chronic kidney disease and diabetes in Australia and around the world.
Supports health and wellbeing research for veterans, emergency service personnel and their families.
Driving collaboration, innovation and research to develop best-practice arts, design and health programs.
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We are excited to give you an update on clinical trainee Ben Thurston, who last year won the prize for best clinical trainee presentation at the annual Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research (BHI) Research Day. read more
Leaving her position as a geriatrician in Brazil, Dr Beatriz Arakawa Martins came to Adelaide in 2016 in search of answers on a condition impacting the quality of life of our ageing population – frailty. Specifically, Dr Martins wants to understand the role our home environment plays in the development of frailty in our community. read more
A potential breakthrough between breast cancer and bone regeneration could significantly help manage the spread of cancer-related bone destruction and improve quaility of life. read more
Khamis Tomusange has one big dream – to bring an end to the current global HIV pandemic.
Supported by The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF), Khamis is working tirelessly to make his dream a reality. read more
Receiving The Hospital Research Foundation Mid-Career Research Fellowship last year was the beginning of an exciting adventure for Dr Doan Ngo, who is now leading world-first research into a protein they have confirmed correlates with the natural process of the heart increasing in size as we age. read more
Based at the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research (BHI), breast cancer researcher Irene Zinonos is now part of a collaborative word-first prostate cancer research project. Led by the University of Adelaide’s Associate Professor Lisa Butler, this project aims to help quickly identify life-threatening cases of prostate cancer, compared with cancer that may not require treatment. read more
Dr Nathan Procter is taking local heart research supported by you to the next level, heading to the UK to undertake his Post-Doctoral studies read more
There is something very exciting on the cards for asthma sufferers. A smart phone application that demonstrates how to correctly use a puffer is a work in progress thanks to Charmaine King, an honours student with a degree in Pharmaceutical Science. read more
Mental health is a crucial area of our healthcare system that we’re very proud to support with your generous support. PhD Candidate Justyna Pollok is dedicated to progressing research in this area and eager to address the significant and growing rates of depression in Australia. read more
Joe Wrin, Breast Cancer Researcher from the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research (BHI) would like to share with you why your support means so much to him... read more