Sleep health centre announced
3 July 2009
The new Centre for Clinical Research Excellence (CCRE) in Interdisciplinary Sleep Health will be established at the University later this year, following an announcement by the National Health and Medical Research Council this week.
Professor Ronald Grunstein, from the Faculty of Medicine and the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, will be leading the research into sleep loss and disordered sleep, which is now recognised as contributing to mortality, chronic disease and economic healthy burden.
"The CCRE in Interdisciplinary Sleep Health aims to investigate the biology of sleep, and to prevent and to treat sleep disorders through a uniquely interdisciplinary approach," said Professor Grunstein.
"The Centre will support world-class interventional research aimed to inform clinical practice and alter health policy. The next generation of sleep researchers will be fostered through national and international collaborations," he said.
The National Health and Medical Research Council has awarded grants of up to $2.4 million over five years for each of the six new CCREs. The six new multidisciplinary research projects are patient orientate and will focus on translating the resulting evidence into practice as well as training future clinical researchers.
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