Member Contact: Tom Kay
Industry: Academic Research Organisation
SVI is an independent medical research institute conducting medical research into the cause, prevention and treatment of diseases that are common and have serious effects on health. We strive through our research to help alleviate the enormous financial, emotional and physical impacts of these diseases on individuals their families and the community.
Diseases studied at SVI:
* Diabetes type 1 and 2
* Obesity and heart disease
* Arthritis and osteoporosis
* Cancer and the spread of cancer
* Infectious diseases such as Hepatitis and AIDS
* Alzheimer's and other neurological disorders
SVI is affiliated with St Vincent's Hospital and the University of Melbourne and is a member institution of the Sisters of Charity Healthcare Service.
SVI hosts the National Serology Reference Laboratory and is a member of Bio 21; the Victorian Breast Cancer Research Consortium; St Vincent's Diabetes Centre of Excellence; the Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes; and is accredited by the NHMRC. Through these links SVI provides a valuable service to clinical medicine, graduate education and community welfare.