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Basil Hetzel Institute

The strategic nexus between clinical issues and research priorities is made possible by the close interface with the Hospital's clinical activity.

Basil Hetzel InstituteThe Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research constitutes the research arm of The Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

The Institute is situated close to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in the western suburbs of Adelaide, within a $19 milliion purpose-built research facility, which opened in March 2009.

The Institute's primary focus is on translational health research with a bench-to-bedside approach which sees all research departments developing and maintaining strong links to the clinical divisions within the Hospital.

The Institute aims to improve public health through collaborative discoveries and innovations in patient care, education and research.

The Institute covers a broad spectrum of research areas, exploring causes, potential improvements in therapeutic outcomes and the prevention of some of the most serious and common health conditions facing our community today. These include cancer, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, kidney disease, diabetes, respiratory diseases and stroke.

There are also long-standing teaching and research affiliations with the University of Adelaide, the University of South Australia and Flinders University, which offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate research training opportunities. Several academic departments, including the University of Adelaide Disciplines of Surgery, Medicine and Psychiatry, are based at the Hospital.