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Monday, 21 May 2018
Page: 4055

Ms STANLEY (Werriwa) (16:31): In April, I was pleased to visit the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research, which is co-located with Liverpool Hospital, near my electorate.

The institute opened in 2012, fulfilling the vision of Bob Ingham and the Ingham family for a world-class medical research facility in the region he was born and raised in. Mr Ingham came from Casula in my electorate. The location of the institute in an area of rich cultural diversity assists in providing research with a truly global reach.

In its short history, the Ingham institute has accelerated the delivery of many research benefits for our community. Currently employing 370 people, it is looking at traumatic brain injury, diabetes, infectious disease, mental health and cancer. Specific projects include development of a blood test that will assist doctors with early indication of cancer metastases through a patient's body and a new prostate cancer drug, which showed amazing effects in early human trials.

Fostering important partnerships with local area health districts, the University of New South Wales and the University of Western Sydney, the institute is key in the development and growth of the Liverpool Health and Education Precinct. I thank Darryl Harkness and his team for the opportunity to learn more about the work of the Ingham institute and I look forward to more breakthroughs in research.