Improving the lives of patients with sleep disorders
With your help, Flinders is now home to a new $4 million high-tech sleep research facility.
The world-leading Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health has opened! It houses 40 sleep health experts and includes dedicated research and laboratory spaces allowing for a full range of human sleep research.
The specially configured bedrooms can conduct live-in sleep deprivation experiments.
And your generous support has provided new monitoring equipment to improve outcomes for patients with sleep disorders. Thank you!
A sleep research scholarship has also been established in memory of Professor Nick Antic, a dearly loved sleep expert who passed away in 2016. The scholarship will support an up-and-coming sleep researcher. We look
forward to announcing the scholarship recipient soon.
“Sleep is the most powerful medicine that we have.
Essentially, sleep works like a big garbage truck that comes through every night and cleans up all the rubbish in our brains.
If we don't get enough sleep, or have disrupted sleep due to a sleep disorder, not all the rubbish gets picked up and we can't function optimally.”
– Professor Danny Eckert,
Director, Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health
Flinders researchers receive prestigious awards
Flinders University researchers Dr Yee Lian Chew and Dr Ash Hopkins have been recognised for their research excellence and enthusiasm for science communication, named in the Young Tall Poppy Science Awards for 2021.
Meet the new Cancer Wellness Centre Project Manager
There is a new, smiling face to greet patients and families at the Cancer Wellness Centre at Flinders Medical Centre.
Improving the lives of children with glaucoma
Thanks to generous supporters of eye health at Flinders, researchers are hoping to improve the lives of children with glaucoma by identifying genes which lead to more severe outcomes, while also focusing on methods to improve quality of life for patients, and their families.
Drakes Supermarkets giving patients with advanced cancers the best chance of survival
Drakes Supermarkets are giving patients with advanced cancers the best chance of survival and precious time to spend with their loved ones.
Mary Overton Fellowship: Worms the key to understanding brains
New research at Flinders is using tiny worms to understand how human brains learn, with hopes of helping those with chronic pain and neurodegenerative disorders.
Flinders Joins Freemasons Centre for Male Health and Wellbeing
Research focusing on male health and wellbeing has received a considerable boost, with Flinders University and Flinders Foundation joining the Freemasons Centre for Male Health and Wellbeing.
Ralph Ernst PhD Scholarship in Prostate Cancer Research Announced
A grateful patient, treated only briefly at Flinders more than three decades ago, is providing a long-lasting legacy by helping researchers to develop new treatments for men with incurable, metastatic prostate cancer.
FibroScan Arrives at Flinders
Thanks to generous community support, patients at Flinders Medical Centre, and across regional and remote South Australia, are now receiving the monitoring they need to help detect liver cancer before it’s too late.
Little Lenny’s under the sea emergency adventure
Dolphin rides, swimming with seals and playing in a room full of kittens… Doesn’t sound like your average trip to the emergency department does it?
Preventing Blindness Demi’s Dream
As a trained optometrist working in an eye clinic, Demi Gertig regularly treated patients with vision loss and those at-risk of blindness.