Medicine at St Vincent's Hospital

Medicine at St Vincent's Hospital undertakes basic, clinical and applied research in a range of areas. Driven by clinical questions, the ultimate goal of our research is to improve the treatment of human disease. To this end, our work covers aspects of the basic mechanisms of biology and physiology, clinical and community-based epidemiology, clinical neurosciences, infection and immunity, as well as clinical trials of new therapies and devices.

Basic Musculoskeletal Biology

Research in this laboratory is focused on examining the fundamental signalling mechanisms involved in musculoskeletal biology.

Academic site: Medicine @ St Vincent's Hospital

Group Leader: Dr Jonathan Gooi

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Biomedical Translational Research Group: Developing Therapies for Cardiovascular Disease

Our group adopts a “bench to bedside” approach to research, where we evaluate the efficacy of novel therapies on structural and functional aspects of heart, kidney, lung, liver and eye disease using robust in vivo animal models that display key aspects of human disease.

Academic site: Medicine @ St Vincent's Hospital

Group Leader: Professor Darren Kelly

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Clinical Neurosciences

The Clinical Neurosciences group sustains a large research focus principally centred on epilepsy modelling, clinical and animal studies of epilepsy and other neurological disorders, epidemiological studies of epilepsy and other neurological disorders.

Academic site: Medicine @ St Vincent's Hospital

Group Leader: Professor Mark Cook

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Health Outcomes

The Health Outcomes Research Group seeks to understand the outcomes and end results of medical care – the effect of the health care process on the health and well-being of patients and populations.

Academic site: Medicine @ St Vincent's Hospital

Group Leader: Associate Professor Vijaya Sundararajan

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Innate Immunity and Infectious Diseases

The Innate Immunity and Infectious Diseases group seeks to understand the role of the innate immune system in a variety of infectious diseases, including viral hepatitis, septic shock and mycobacterial infections; so that we can better dissect the complex interactions between the host and the innate immune system.

Academic site: Medicine @ St Vincent's Hospital

Group Leader: Professor Kumar Visvanathan

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Neural Engineering and Brain Dynamics

The Neural Engineering and Brain Dynamics aspects of the research group are unified under the common goal of improving the lives of people who have uncontrolled epileptic seizures. The theory of Brain Dynamics provides a description of the biophysics of the brain, which can be utilised by Neural Engineering methods in clinical devices.

Academic site: Medicine @ St Vincent's Hospital

Group Leaders: Dr Dean Freestone and Dr Andre Peterson

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Neurotrauma and Stroke

Our focus is to identify new targets in the brain for promoting brain repair as well as develop new treatment strategies that facilitate functional recovery. In particular current projects centre on the role of the neurovascular unit in brain rescue and include drug therapies to target astrogliosis and epidural electrical stimulation to awaken and reconnect cells for restored nerve transmission.

Academic site: Medicine @ St Vincent's Hospital

Group Leader: Dr Carli Roulston

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Translational Cardiovascular Biology

Our lab focuses on bench to bedside research focused on the link between obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Academic site: Medicine @ St Vincent's Hospital

Group Leader: Associate Professor Andrew Wilson

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