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Clinical Research Domain

The Clinical Research Domain concentrates on human or clinical research. It has a particular focus on using imaging and other diagnostic tools to better inform the understanding of disease development and treatment, clinical trials to evaluate new treatments and health services research to inform how health care can be best delivered. Many of our researchers are also clinicians who work in a clinic or hospital setting. They are predominantly heart and diabetes specialists whose research is informed by the needs of their patients.

The Clinical Research Domain also incorporates the Institute’s clinical service activities in both Melbourne and Central Australia, including the important partnerships that the Baker Institute shares with other organisations to improve health outcomes in these communities. This includes specialised heart, diabetes, lung, eye and weight reduction clinics, as well as a broad range of allied health and education services.

A key aim of the domain is translating research discoveries from our human studies into novel and improved ways of preventing, diagnosing and treating heart disease and diabetes and their complications. The ultimate goal is to enhance health, reduce disability, improve quality of life and address health disparities.

Associate Professor Andre La Gerche is the lead of this Domain.

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With the rising number of Australians affected by diabetes, heart disease and stroke, the need for research is more critical than ever.

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