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Our Mission

To reduce death and disability from cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other related health disorders

The Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute measures its performance, and seeks to be judged by its stakeholders and peers, on the contribution it is able to make in three areas:

  • Scholarly achievement measured by publication number and impact, citation rates, and contribution to academic discourse which effect paradigm shifts in the discipline.
  • Translation of research output in clinical, commercial and policy environments where new knowledge generated through the Institute's research activity have an impact on the lives of people with, or at risk, of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
  • Contributions to clinical service delivery and preventive health initiatives, through the successful operation of its clinics and clinical service partnerships, and the development and management of preventive health programs which contribute to the public understanding of how to prevent and manage disease.

Our Values

Excellence
Achieving excellence in scientific research and all that we do.

Integrity
Creating a positive culture through open, honest and respectful dealings and meeting expectations for the responsible conduct of research.

Effective communication
Enabling effective outcomes and ensuring medical science and its benefits are widely understood.

Workplace innovation
Implementing and recognising innovative work practices and encouraging people to pursue careers in medical research.

Efficient and trustworthy use of funding and resources
Ensuring that we make the most effective use of funds and resources in achieving our mission.

 

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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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