The Austin Medical Research Foundation (AMRF) encourages the sharing and promoting of research to ensure that those who matter most - patients - can benefit from optimal care and the best treatment.
In the 21st century, collaboration between researchers is supported by technological and telecommunication advances. That’s why we actively encourage the high quality organisations at our Austin precinct to share their resources, physical and intellectual, with a multidisciplinary approach. This ensures that relationships can be fostered between researchers and research then complemented.
We all recognise that, in today’s world, the more collaborative and cross-discipline our approach is the better the results are going to be.
The AMRF supports many of the 800 researchers located at the Austin precinct, across a variety of prestigious research organisations.
When you support our efforts by donating to ongoing medical research, your contribution could be used to impact a wide variety of different diseases and medical issues.
Some of the research organisations located at our precinct include:
The University of Melbourne – Departments of Medicine, Surgery & Psychiatry
Florey Neuroscience Institutes
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
Institute for Breathing and Sleep
Parent Infant Research Institute
Our ability to offer ongoing grant support to these vital organisations is dependent on the support we get from the wider community.
Each year, around $400,000 is awarded to research projects and scholarships support for young researchers. These substantial awards allow for ongoing world-class research.
The Austin precinct is known for its highly advanced study into epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease. Additionally, a number of the organisations located onsite perform mental health research for a variety of at-risk demographics, such as postnatal women and children.
Last, but certainly not least, is our cancer research organisations. The new Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre houses onsite researchers and doctors who are working hard at finding the best ways to both treat and prevent cancer.
The greater awareness around the specific research projects we support, the more potential there is in donors and contributors helping to support the ongoing research and medical innovations.
The AMRF is very proud of the ground-breaking work conducted by our team and promoting that with the broader public establishes the credibility and reputability of our researchers.
Ongoing scientific collaboration and partnerships in research can lead to productive shared resources, synergistic efforts and collective advancement of medical knowledge.
The key to ensuring positive long-term health improvements in the wider public is education and information. The greater knowledge stakeholders and patients have around the amazing treatments being produced by our researchers, the more informed they will be and the better the decisions they will make.
The generous donors to the AMRF can be made further aware of the positive impact their contributions are directly supporting through our promotional endeavours. This can further encourage other potential donors to get involved or continue supporting.