ABOUT SAHMRI

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.

MEET OUR BRIGHT AMBASSADORS

Dr Krzystoff Mrozik, A/Prof Christina Bursill and Prof Stuart Brierley, three of SAHMRI’s brilliant researchers, are all proudly hitting the road as BRIGHT Walk Ambassadors this year.  That’s because they see first-hand the incredible progress being made by the research team at SAHMRI, but know they can’t do it alone.

“My research is dedicated to improving treatment outcomes and reducing side effects for people living with cancer. The BRIGHT Walk is the perfect opportunity to support researchers like me to push the boundaries of health research discovery.”

– Dr Krzystoff Mrozik, SAHMRI’s Multiple Myeloma Group (left)

Team

OUR RESEARCH

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.

Prostate cancer

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

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.

Child nutrition

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.

Lifelong health

Lifelong health

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.

WHAT IS SAHMRI?

SAHMRI is South Australia’s independent, not-for-profit health and medical research institute.

We believe in a healthier future for all Australians. We listen to the needs of our communities to deliver research that changes the way healthcare is delivered. Through research excellence, innovation and strategic partnerships, we turn discoveries in health and medical research into impact for the community to improve their lives and the health of all Australians.

SAHMRI’s headquarters is in the heart of Adelaide BioMed City – the largest health and medical research precinct in the Southern Hemisphere. It is currently home to around 700 researchers, partners, students and support staff. They are all committed to transforming innovative health and medical research into tangible health benefits for our community.

You can learn more about SAHMRI here.