Last week the Australian Government announced funding of $10 million through the MRFF to establish the Australian Stroke & Heart Research Accelerator (ASHRA).  This multi-centre collaboration, through MTPConnect, will bring together researchers and institutions to identify Australian projects at the cusp of commercialisation and with real potential to drive health gains through better treatment and prevention of heart disease and stroke.

ASHRA partners include the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Monash University, George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, University of Melbourne, UNSW, ANU and the Menzies School of Health Research.  Working in partnership with industry, investors, consumers and government, ASHRA will bridge the gap in translating research to practice and build capacity in entrepreneurship for future researchers.

CSANZ President, Prof Clara Chow has been named the centre Director for the first year and CSANZ President-elect Prof Stephen Nicholls is the Deputy Director.

Click here to read more about ASHRA

Click here for the funding announcement.