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Building an academic—industry partnership to tackle Australia’s biggest health burden


Climie, RE and Kingwell, BA and Figtree, GA, Building an academic industry partnership to tackle Australia's biggest health burden, Heart, Lung and Circulation, 28, (8) pp. 1144-1147. ISSN 1443-9506 (2019) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.hlc.2019.05.174


Cardiovascular disease (CVD) poses a highly significant health and economic burden in Australia and worldwide, with the latest global burden of disease study identifying cardiovascular disease as an "expanding threat to global health". Australian cardiovascular researchers are recognised internationally for their broad expertise spanning from fundamental molecular and cellular biology, through innovative bioengineering approaches, patient-focussed clinical trials, and impactful community interventions for improved public health. However, funding challenges have resulted in a fragmented research sector struggling to survive, let alone work together as an effective national team with strategic leadership and collaboration. The Australian Cardiovascular Alliance have successfully advocated for a federally supported Mission for Cardiovascular Helath ($220 Million). A key element of success in their goal of enhancing the CV health of Austrlaians, is partnering with industry.

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Item Type:Letter or Note in Journal
Keywords:Cardiovascular research
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Cardiovascular medicine and haematology
Research Field:Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Prevention of human diseases and conditions
UTAS Author:Climie, RE (Dr Rachel Climie)
ID Code:149612
Year Published:2019
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2022-04-05
Last Modified:2022-04-06

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