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$23 million awarded for mental health research

Friday, 10 December 2010


  • Professor Ralph Martins

    Professor Ralph Martins

ECU's Professor Ralph Martins and his team together with the McCusker Alzheimer's Research Foundation Hall and Prior Aged Care, Oceanic Medical Imaging, Alzhyme and Lawley Pharmaceuticals WA are partners in a successful application by several Australian universities, research institutes and industry to the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) Program of the Australian Government.

The partnership's CRC for Mental Health has been awarded $23 million for research.

The funding is part of the recent announcement by the Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Senator the Hon Kim Carr, to provide a $100 million boost as part of the Government’s investment in innovation and collaboration supporting the implementation of the Innovation Agenda – Powering Ideas.

“From 30 applications, 13 were short listed and we were only one of four who received funding offers,” said Professor Martins.

“ECU's share of the funding will play a crucial role in assisting our group at ECU to address the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's Disease.”

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