Units

The ANU Medical School comprises a number of Units involved indifferent aspects of clinical and translational research.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health »

We are committed to ‘closing the gap’ by training doctors who have a deep knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health issues.

Academic Unit of General Practice »

The Academic Unit of General Practice is a community resource committed to providing excellence in health education.

Aged & Chronic Care »

We are currently researching fall prevention and aged-related diseases such as dementia and osteoporosis. Chronic disease focuses include asthma, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer.

Cancer »

Our research is addressing fundamental questions related to the causes and pathogenesis of several different types of cancer as well as exploring new drugs and treatments across a broad range of different cancers.

Centre for Health Stewardship »

The Centre's mission is to conduct research to improve our understanding of how health systems are governed, and the relations between this governance and the health of the community.

Critical Care & Emergency Medicine »

Our research focuses on optimising the way intensive care and emergency units operate.

Diabetes & Endocrinology »

The endocrinology and diabetes researchers are involved in investigator-led and pharmaceutical industry-sponsored clinical research as well as in a very active basic research laboratory.

Immunology »

Our research effort focuses on understanding the genetic and cellular basis of sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and other forms of autoimmune disease.

Infectious Disease »

Our research covers a diverse range of topics, from seeking to understand the basic biology of pathogens to the design of public health approaches to control the diseases the cause.

Liver Disease & Gastroenterology »

Our gastroenterology research focuses on understanding the mechanisms underlying ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn's disease.

Medical and Health Education Research »

The Medical and Health Education Research Unit aims to optimise the student experience by conducting research into educational innovations, student admissions, medical & health humanities and culture, ethnicity & health

Men, Women & Children's Health »

Our men's health research focuses on prostate cancer, depression and cardiovascular disease, while research conducted into women's health is revealing the mechanisms behind breast, ovarian and cervical cancers, gestational diabetes and menopause.

Primary Health Care, Public Health Care & Health Services »

We lead and contribute to primary health care research and policy. Our current projects focus on obesity management in general practice, including the role of the General Practitioner in managing adult patients with obesity and the therapeutic alliance in general practice.

Psychiatry & Addiction Medicine »

Our psychiatry and addiction medicine research delves into a wide range of topics, including: perinatal mental health; childhood adversity, trauma, loss and grief; population and disaster mental health; older persons’ mental health; and neuropsychiatry.

Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery »

The Trauma and Orthopaedic Research Unit (TORU) undertakes clinical and laboratory research in the field of musculoskeletal disease.