New $84million Translational Research Facility

The Australian Minister for Health, the Hon Sussan Ley MP, will tomorrow officially open the Translational Research Facility at the Monash Health Translation Precinct (MHTP).

The new $84million Translational Research Facility brings together scientists, researchers, clinicians, and patients in an innovative collaboration that allows patient needs to better inform medical research.

Bringing together the expertise of Monash University, the Hudson Institute of Medical Research, and Monash Health, the MHTP encourages patient-centred research and the sharing of knowledge and learning between researchers.

The five-level building houses extensive medical and scientific research laboratories, cutting-edge technological units, as well as clinical trial facilities to bring the latest research directly to patients.

Research focuses on six clinical streams:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular
  • Diabetes, Obesity, Men's Health and Endocrinology
  • Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases
  • Neuroscience and Psychiatry
  • Women's, Children’s and Reproductive Medicine

For the Head of Haematology Research, Associate Professor Jake Shortt, the MHTP provides an advantage over other cancer research facilities due to its proximity to patients.

“I feel I am taking my science to where the patients are, in an area of real growth and potential,” Associate Professor Shortt said.

“I am really excited about the prospects at MHTP – being embedded in a state-of-the-art facility with a really positive and progressive group of clinician scientists is a recipe for success.”

Where: The Monash Health Translation Precinct’s new $84million Translational Research Facility Access via internal footbridge on Level 3, Monash Medical Centre Clayton
When: 11:15am SHARP, Thursday 10 March 2016
What: Minister Ley touring the new MHTP Translational Research Facility, meeting researchers and patients. Speeches from representatives from all three MHTP partner organisations

For more information contact Shane Butler, Monash Health Media Communications Manager on (03) 9594 7722