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 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.
- Research into stroke therapy awarded NHMRC funding 25/11/2013RMIT University has been awarded more than $398,000 in funding for research investigating ways to limit brain injury and complications after strokes.
- Venom to drugs: translating toxins into drugs to treat chronic pain 25/03/2014In this seminar, Prof Glenn F King will talk about how certain venoms containing disulfide-rich peptides can be more effective than morphine at relieving pain in rodent pain models.
- HIRi Seminar Series 2014 25/03/2014This Health Innovations Research Seminar announces its guest speakers for 2014.