SAHMRI is South Australia’s independent, not-for-profit health and medical research institute. It’s home to around 700 researchers, partners, students and support staff, all committed to transforming innovative health and medical research into tangible health benefits for our community.
The strength of SAHMRI is in the diversity of our research. We’re working hard to find innovative ways to create better health outcomes to treat, heal and care for the people we love.
From diabetes to prostate cancer, premature birth, mental health, dementia and more, our programs cover many areas. Here’s a look at some ways we are working to cure disease and save lives.
Precision cancer medicine
SAHMRI researchers investigate why people respond differently to cancers and therapies to deliver the most effective and targeted treatment options for people with blood cancers like Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL).
ALL remains the most common cause of non-traumatic death of children in the Western world, and patients who survive are at risk of suffering the long-term impacts of treatment, from diabetes to cardiovascular disease and obesity.
Aboriginal health equity
Aboriginal families and communities face specific health challenges that need specific solutions.
SAHMRI’s Aboriginal Communities and Families Health Research Alliance supports community-driven, culturally respectful research to promote better health and well-being for Aboriginal mums, babies and families.
Women and Kids
SAHMRI’s researchers are looking at ways to give our kids the best start to life.
SAHMRI’s childhood nutrition team has made great strides in addressing preterm birth and researching ways to care for your precious child long before birth. They also study what young Australian kids eat and drink to guide parents and keep kids healthy, happy and strong.
The team targets the chronic diseases that impact our health in later life.
They study Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, stroke, epilepsy, depression, spinal cord injury and chronic pain. This includes finding a non-invasive treatment for endometriosis and better ways to manage the associated pain.