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.
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The Hospital Research Foundation is pleased to support research across a number of research facilities within the Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN).
The Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research (BHI) is the productive research arm of The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and home to almost 200 researchers and research administrative staff.
The BHI provides a dynamic, state-of-the-art research environment for vital ‘bench to bedside’ research and research training opportunities. Affiliated with the Universities of Adelaide, Flinders and the University of South Australia, the BHI is a short walk from The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, allowing for a vital and active interface between researchers and clinicians.
Opened in 2009, the facility was proudly named after the first Professor of Medicine at the hospital and one of Australia’s leading medical researchers, the Honorable Basil Hetzel AC. Revered world-wide for his pioneering work which discovered the link between iodized salt in the diet and the prevention of brain damage in newborns, Dr Hetzel’s groundbreaking research has helped millions of children in 130 countries where iodine is lacking.
His passion and drive to prevent brain damaged babies born as a result of iodine deficiency around the world has been recognized as one of the most significant medical discoveries of modern times.
Dr Hetzel has received numerous academic and humanitarian awards, not only for his landmark medical research but for his commitment, vision and leadership in the areas of public and community health.
His strong support for the translational medical research undertaken at the facility which proudly bears his name continues to inspire current researchers and those yet to make their mark in the field.