Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
The Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation at night
|Executive Director||Professor Lyn Griffiths|
|Faculty||Queensland University of Technology|
|Budget||A$46 million (2015):27|
The Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI) is an Australian collaborative medical research institute based at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Queensland. While the bulk of the institute is located at a purpose built facility on the Kelvin Grove campus of QUT, a number of projects are conducted at sites across the three main QUT campuses (Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove).
The main facility was completed in June 2006 and forms part of the Kelvin Grove Urban Village. Initial funding for capital works and equipment procurement was received from the Queensland Government, QUT and The Atlantic Philanthropies, a private charitable organisation.
IHBI's research is divided into three cross-disciplinary research themes::32
- Health determinants and health systems, covering diabetes, mental health, disease prevention and health services research
- Injury prevention and trauma management, including arthritis, orthopaedics, musculoskeletal care, tissue repair, biofabrication and road safety
- Chronic disease and ageing, covering cancer, dementia, cardiovascular disease, vision impairment and infectious disease.
These themes incorporate a number of research projects: from basic science through to clinical and commercial applications of technology. The bulk of these projects are funded not by IHBI itself, but by a range of federal, state and private philanthropic grants awarded to individual teams of researchers. The Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety - Queensland (CARRS-Q) is part of the Injury prevention and trauma management theme.
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