Huge funding boost to launch Australia's first collaborative cardiovascular research accelerator

Today Federal Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, announced funding for two new Research Centres through the MTPConnect Targeted Translation Research Accelerator Scheme and the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).

The announcement includes a $10 million commitment over four years and more than $20 million in partner contributions for the Australian Stroke and Heart Research Accelerator (ASHRA), led by a collaborative of academic partners including Monash University.

Professor Stephen Nicholls, Director of Monash University’s Victorian Heart Institute and leader of the Monash ASHRA Node, said the investment completely shifts the paradigm.

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