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Menzies School of Health Research receives $5.3 million in Federal Budget

Research Australia

MSHR has been operating from its existing building, located on the Royal Darwin Hospital campus, since 1995 and on present employee growth rends of 15 per cent per annum MSHR's Darwin office will have reached capacity within 9 months.

Welcoming the news, MSHR Director, Professor Jonathan Carapetis, said that the inability to expand further due to office space constraints was seen as the single largest threat to MSHR's plans to broaden and grow its work in Indigenous health research.

"Recent years have seen an unprecedented growth in the size of MSHR both in terms of numbers of staff and research outcomes; and as a result of this we are bursting at the seams," he said.

"A building extension will not only result in an extension to our office space to allow us to continue to expand our Indigenous health priorities but will ultimately lead to improved health outcomes for Indigenous Australians."

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