The South Australian Government commissioned the Review of Health and Medical Research in South Australia, conducted by Professor John Shine and Mr Alan Young AM, which recommended the establishment of a dedicated, flagship research institute for South Australia.
In response to this recommendation, the South Australian Government committed to establish SAHMRI in 2008, and the Federal Government allocated $200 million to build our research facility. In December 2009, SAHMRI was incorporated as the state’s first independent flagship health and medical research institute.
As a new entity, SAHMRI will significantly increase the nation’s capacity for leading scientific research by:
Building a team of more than 600 outstanding researchers, who will work together in the search for better treatments and cures for some of the world’s most challenging diseases
Creating a world-class precinct of medical research and clinical application, with state of the art laboratories and equipment in a purpose-built, iconic, 25,000 square-metre facility, adjacent to the site of the new Royal Adelaide Hospital (new RAH)
Actively fostering and nurturing a new generation of the top research minds, and undertaking extensive and interactive community engagement and education programs.
Benjamin Cowie, The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity; James Ward, South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute, and Steven Tong, The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity
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Deb White, South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute and Lisa Schafranek, South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute
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