Medicine at Royal Melbourne Hospital

The objectives of Medicine @ Royal Melbourne are to provide clinical and research leadership from the interface of basic science and clinical medicine across the medical disciplines, to teach undergraduate and postgraduate students, to perform high quality research, and to provide leadership in national medical and scientific bodies.

CORe Unit (Clinical Outcomes Research Unit)

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Hamilton Laboratory

Research in the Hamilton Laboratory has a major focus on inflammation. Inflammation is increasingly being seen to have a significant impact on many chronic diseases such as arthritis, atherosclerosis and cancer.

Academic site: Medicine @ Royal Melbourne Hospital

Group Leader: Professor John Hamilton

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Motor Control and Rehabilitation

Research in the Galea lab encompasses basic neuroscience research in both animals and humans, and clinical research on the control of movement in healthy and impaired populations, including those with spinal cord injury, stroke and multiple sclerosis.

Academic site: Medicine @ Royal Melbourne Hospital

Group Leader: Professor Mary Galea AM

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Savige Laboratory

We work on inherited renal disease, and look for new genes in families with interesting but undiagnosed real diseases. In addition we look at ocular features in inherited renal disease, and what they tell us about disease pathogenesis. We also use the retinal photographs to test for uncontrolled hypertension.

Academic site: Medicine @ Royal Melbourne Hospital

Group Leader: Professor Judy Savige

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Stroke Imaging and Treatment

This research group investigates the advanced imaging of ischemic stroke and intracerebral hemorrhage to improve diagnosis and identify patients likely to respond to treatments. We apply this imaging to clinical trials of new stroke treatments.

Academic site: Medicine @ Royal Melbourne Hospital

Group Leader: Professor Bruce Campbell

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Stroke Research Group

The stroke research group works to improve acute stroke management and secondary stroke prevention through a variety of research projects, as well as improving the rehabilitation and recovery from stroke.

Academic site: Medicine @ Royal Melbourne Hospital

Group Leader: Professor Stephen Davis

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The Vascular Bionics Laboratory

The Vascular Bionics Laboratory is a group of multi-disciplinary researchers collaborating across 11 departments in the Parkville Precinct. These include the Dept. of Medicine, the Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health. The Lab is developing a novel model for minimally-invasive brain machine interfacing, capable of recording neural activity. Our primary interest lies in feature extraction of motor cortical signals for the ultimate purpose of thought directed machine control. One of its major achievements is the development of Stentrode devices.

Academic site: Medicine @ Royal Melbourne Hospital

Group Leaders: Dr Nicholas Opie and Dr Thomas Oxley

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