News & Events

MACH Announces New Council Chair

October 28, 2019

On behalf of the Melbourne Academic Centre for Health (MACH) I am pleased to announce that we have appointed Ms Patricia Faulkner AO as Chair of the MACH Council. The MACH Council Chair requires experience of the health care sector at a senior level with a deep knowledge of the Victorian health system and with a passion for public service. 

MACH Implementation Science and Primary Care Symposium

September 25, 2019

Join the MACH for an exploration of implementation science laboratories in primary care. How do we efficiently examine ways to deliver high quality care?

Mental health, vulnerable groups at centre of new MRFF-MACH projects

September 17, 2019

Nine investigator-led research translation projects were announced today by the MACH, forming the centrepiece of the Medical Research Future Fund’s Rapid Applied Research Translation (RART) Round 2 Stage 2 grant awardees. Over $4 Million in MRFF funding was awarded by the MACH on behalf of the Department of Health that will support activities designed to have an impact on the health and wellbeing of Australians. 

MACH Hosts Stepped-Wedge Workshop Featuring International Experts

September 16, 2019

Join us for two separate workshops in November exploring the latest in cluster randomised trials. 

MACH Partnership Welcomes National Ageing Research Institute

May 30, 2019

The National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) is a new member of the Melbourne Academic Centre for Health (MACH), the Centre announced today, joining the leading group of hospitals and medical research institutes that make up the joint venture, which includes the University of Melbourne. NARI is the MACH’s first new partner since it received NHMRC accreditation in 2015. Its addition reflects the importance of ageing both within the MACH network and as a growing national priority.

A New Frontier for Epilepsy Brain Imaging: Florey Wins Prestigious Grant

May 21, 2019

Improved epilepsy diagnosis and treatment will soon be more accessible to many of the 200,000 Australians who live with this common and debilitating condition. Funded by the Medical Research Future Fund’s Frontiers initiative, the world-leading project at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health has received $1 million to further develop magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to reach a wider number of people who until now, have not had access to the latest specialised care.

Accepting Uncertainty in Clinical Trials Research

May 19, 2019

The world of clinical trial research is entering a new greyer era, according to Prof Andrew Davidson, MACH Clinical Trials Subcommittee Chair. But that’s not a bad thing. Indeed, it’s possibly one of the biggest advances of the decade.

AHRA welcomes $5M commitment by the Coalition to fund women's health

May 12, 2019

The Coalition has made a commitment of $5 million towards a nation-building initiative – informed by women for women – called the National Women’s Health Research, Translation and Impact Network (the Network).

MACH Announces New Patient-Focused Research Investment for 2019

April 11, 2019

Six transformative translational research project grants and five early career research fellowships addressing some of Australia’s top health priorities have been awarded by the Melbourne Academic Centre for Health (MACH), the Centre announced today.

Govt announces $160M for Indigenous health research

February 27, 2019

$160M over 10 years will be put towards the most pressing health issues affecting Indigenous Australians, the government announced today.

Video project explores Indigenous health research across the MACH

February 25, 2019

The MACH today launched its new mapping and video project, which explores the strengths it offers in Indigenous health research across its 18 partners, including in supporting and building capacity among Indigenous researchers. 

Prof Sir John Savill appointed Executive Director to the MACH

January 31, 2019

Prof Shitij Kapur, Chair of the Executive Board of the MACH, is pleased to announce the appointment of internationally-renowned clinician scientist Sir John Savill as the MACH's new Executive Director... 

New MRFF Priorities Released for 2018-2020

November 07, 2018

The second set of priorities guiding the Medical Research Future Fund have just been released.

MACH receives $6.1M government investment

May 13, 2018

All Australians are poised to benefit following the announcement today by The Hon. Greg Hunt MP of renewed funding from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) to the Melbourne Academic Centre for Health (MACH).

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