Objective Five of the Australian strategy focuses on developing and promoting research into new products and approaches to prevent, detect and contain antimicrobial resistance. The Australian NHMRC currently funds several Centres of Research Excellence focusing on antimicrobial resistance and related topics (see below).
National priorities include:
- Identifying gaps and agreeing to national research priorities
- Coordinating research and information sharing
- Exploring opportunities to increase support for research and development, including private sector investment
- Increasing translation of research into clinical practice
NHMRC supported projects that relate to antimicrobial resistance control:
- CREMARA – Minimising Antibiotic Resistance from Acute Respiratory Infections CRE -Queensland
- MBI– Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity CRE – The University of Sydney
- Tuberculosis Control CRE- Sydney
- Reducing Healthcare Associated Infections CRE- Queensland
- Antimicrobial stewardship project – Victoria
What is happening in Hunter New England regions?
- Research project list – Pathology North, NSW, Microbiology
- Virus infections, Immunity , Vaccines and Asthma – Hunter Medical Research Institute
Sculpture by John Turier (Newcastle artist) in the Hunter Area Pathology foyer – to the right, the ‘sails’ represent the inquiring mind and the question- the reaching out into the unknown as solutions to problems are sought. The metal span symbolises the process of work, research and study that links to the body of knowledge – the stone- known information, acquired knowledge or experience.