Member Contact: Faye Zaibak
Position: General Manager, Research Office
Industry: Academic Research Organisations
The Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute is an independent, internationally renowned medical research facility, with a history spanning more than 90 years. The Institute's work extends from the laboratory through to multi-site clinical trials and wide-scale community studies with a focus on diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
The Institute's highly diverse team of more than 300 scientists, health professionals and students includes cardiologists, diabetes physicians, bench-top scientists, epidemiologists, dietitians, psychologists, nurse educators, renal specialists and physical activity experts. Together, they are working to translate laboratory findings into new approaches to prevention, treatment and care.
The Institute's main laboratory facilities are located on the Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct in Melbourne. The Institute also has a research facility in Alice Springs in the Northern Territory dedicated to Indigenous health. In keeping with a global research agenda, the Institute maintains international partnerships and collaborations in Europe, North America, the Middle East, South Africa and the Pacific.