Health Innovations Research Institute
The Health Innovations Research Institute (HIRi) connects diverse health and industry communities to more effectively address the changing needs of biomedical research and society.
Translating fundamental science into better health outcomes
HIRi's primary goal is to translate basic science discoveries into safe and effective therapeutic outcomes.
HIRi takes an integrated approach to address the key health issues facing Australia in the 21st century, with research programs that examine how the human body functions at a molecular and cellular level. This research informs innovative therapeutic strategies to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Australia and around the world.
Find out more about HIRi, including our facilities, industry partners and executive group.
Find out more about HIRi's key research themes and the researchers involved in these.
- Research advances pressure garments for speedy recovery 24/03/2014RMIT researchers are designing unique pressure garments to help heal burn patients - with a little assistance from an almost-human friend.
- Research examines acupuncture needle quality 21/02/2014The quality of acupuncture needles needs to be universally improved to increase patient comfort and safety, researchers have found.
- Top researchers awarded $2.23 million 09/12/2013Three RMIT researchers have been awarded prestigious Australian Research Council Future Fellowships.
- Venom & Toxins: A source of inspiration 08/05/2014Professor Kini will discuss his team's research into toxin structure-function relationships. mechanisms of action and evolution.