Translational Health Research

Being part of The Queen Elizabeth Hospital precinct means researchers at the Basil Hetzel Institute research facility can work closely with the hospital’s clinical divisions. This has led to a focus on translational health research, an innovative ‘bench to bedside’ approach in which scientific discoveries can be quickly translated into improved patient care and treatment.

This approach works both ways with information gathered by clinical studies about the nature and progression of diseases at the ‘bedside’ also providing new clues and directions for ‘bench’ research.

Research at the Basil Hetzel Institute is closely linked to the diseases and health issues that are most prevalent in the regional community and treated at the hospital. These include: cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic inflammatory disease, population epidemiology, transplantation immunology, vascular surgery, drug response, stroke, as well as surgical technologies and training.