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In today’s world, researchers who have multidisciplinary collaborations and links with medical clinics get the best results for patient care and treatment. The AMRF encourages the high-quality organisations at the Austin precinct to share intellectual and physical resources and fosters links between medical researchers.


The AMRF supports many of the 800 researchers at the Austin precinct. The Austin precinct is home to a variety of research organisations, so donations to AMRF can impact a wide variety of diseases.


The Austin precinct is the site of world-class research in brain science, including the study of epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease. A number of organisations also perform mental health research for groups like postnatal women and children. Cancer research is another strong research area at the Austin. The new Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre will house researchers and doctors looking for the best ways to treat and prevent cancer.


Research organisations at the precinct include:


  • Austin Health
  • 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


The AMRF offers substantial grant support to these organisations. In 2011, nearly $400,000 was awarded for research projects and a Postgraduate Scholarship to support a young medical researcher. 

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