AITHM’s research aspires to excellence in tropical health and medical research through better health for people in the Tropics worldwide. This requires research that moves from basic science through to translation, commercialisation and impact.
Scientific discoveries are brought to the patients through well-designed clinical trials. These trials are needed to prove the effectiveness of a new treatment. The safety of patients is a primary concern and all trials pass ethical review before proceeding.
AITHM researchers coordinate trials at both the Cairns and Townsville campuses of James Cook University, often in collaboration with other health service providers. The newly completed AITHM Translational Research Facility in Townsville enables multidisciplinary involvement from laboratory scientists, clinicians and patients. Doctors and AITHM scientists work closely together for the needs of patients. This ensures that results and outcomes are realised sooner thus speeding up the process of this knowledge being applied into health care delivery.
Some current AITHM clinical trials are detailed below.