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Friedreich's Ataxia Clinic

Friedreich's Ataxia is a rare neurological, degenerative disorder that is crippling and life threatening for sufferers. The Friedreich's Ataxia Clinic brings together a range of specialists who see patients who have the disorder from around Queensland and Australia. Patients see a team of specialists during the clinic visit and referrals and ongoing support can be arranged as required. The specialists rapidly develop expertise in the rare condition through seeing a number of patients with the same condition.

The FA clinic is a collaboration between clinicians from the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital and the Royal Children's Hospital, CCR and researchers located at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research.

School Group Visits

We're happy to host school groups at the UQ Centre for Clinical Research. Visit labs, meet researchers and participate in hands-on activities. For more information and to enquire about availability, please contact Leonie Small, Marketing and Communications Manager on med.marketing@uq.edu.au.

International students from the NUS High School of Mathematics and Science, Singapore have undertaken work experience at the Centre for Clinical Research. Dr Amy McCart Reed shared her knowledge and experience as a woman working in STEM with the 2016 group of students. In 2017 we look forward to welcoming another eight work experience students.

Locally, we welcomed students from Brisbane State High School, Brisbane Boys College and Genesis Christian College. In June this year students from Genesis will develop their research skills in the areas of Brain and Mental Health, Molecular Breast Pathology, and Infection and Immunity.



Our HDR Open Day is held annually in UQ Research Week and allows students to hear from our research leader about our cutting-edge research opportunities, tour our world-class facilities and meet current students and researchers.

Lions Medical Research Foundation

LMRF logoSince it began in 1963, the Lions Medical Research Foundation (LMRF) have generously supported medical research in a diversity of themes.  The Foundation does this by funding Early Career Researchers, by nurturing of these researchers LMRF have enabled medical successes, giving health benefits to all. The Queensland & Northern New South Wales Lions Medical Research Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing funding for world class medical research. The importance of scientific research has become increasingly important in today's society.

This research funding has given a greater understanding of disease, its causes and treatments. Not only has this research improved methods of treatment but also methods of prevention. The Foundation has provided much needed and important funding into medical research that has assisted greatly in the search and gain of successful cures.

We are grateful to the Lions Medical Research Foundation for grants awarded to: Dr Carlos Salomon, Dr Tracey Bjorkman and Dr Nadeeka Dissanayaka.

In 2016 Professor Gregory Rice, Acting Director of the Centre for Clinical Research was an invited speaker at the Ingham and Maroochi North Shore Lions 2016 District Conventions and presented on Ovarian cancer does not have to be their future.