8 April 2019

National Collaboration key to Neurosciences Medical Research 

The Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Science is pleased to announce it will join Neurosciences Victoria Limited (NSV) as the first interstate affiliate. 

This affiliation is the culmination of NSV and the Perron Institute collaborating with other researchers nationally on the recently announced Traumatic Brain Injury Mission. The Mission is a $50m Australian Federal Government investment from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) to investigate better predictive outcomes and interventions for patients and families affected by traumatic brain injury, which can occur from events such as an impact to the brain from a coward punch, a fall, road accident or sporting injury. 

The affiliation will look to strengthen links between the Western Australian and Victorian neurosciences medical research community and work towards creating stronger national collaborations in the field of neuroscience and mental health research. 

“I am delighted to welcome the Perron Institute, Western Australia’s longest established medical research institute as an interstate affiliate of NSV. The Perron Institute’s excellence in research areas including stroke, motor neurone disease, muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis will underpin future collaborations between both states and drive national collaborative initiatives such as the Impact-TBI Initiative, which culminated in the nationwide Traumatic Brain Injury Mission”, said Dr Anthony Filippis, CEO at NSV. 

Mr Steve Arnott, CEO at the Perron Institute said: “We see the affiliation with NSV as a very positive step, aligning well with the research and translational aims of both organisations and opening up further opportunities for partnering. NSV acts nationally in the co-ordination and translation of medical research initiatives of strategic importance to the neuroscience and mental health research community. This is evidenced by spearheading the TBI initiative, one which is Chaired by the Perron Institute’s Professor Melinda Fitzgerald who is also Professor of Neurotrauma at Curtin University”. 

The Perron Institute will join NSV’s prestigious Science Council, which sets strategic priority areas for national collaboration. 

ENDS

Media contacts:  

Perron Institute   Tennille Kroemer  0426 044 223    tennille.kroemer@perron.uwa.edu.au

Neurosciences Victoria  Pascale Twikler-Green  03 8344 1668  pascale@neurovic.com.au

The Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Science (Perron Institute) undertakes cutting edge research on a broad range of conditions including stroke, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis and muscle disorders including muscular dystrophy and myositis. The Institute has achieved international recognition for success in research discoveries that have been developed into treatments, for example muscular dystrophy. www.perroninstitute.org

Neurosciences Victoria (NSV) plays a vital co-ordination role in the neurosciences (neuroscience and mental health) research community. Its purpose is to position neurosciences research at the forefront of the medical research ecosystem and drive a collaborative neurosciences research community to engage government and industry to translate research into health, commercial and patient outcomes. www.neurovic.com.au

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