George Clinical was formed in the early days of The George Institute, with a view to it playing a critical role in providing financial resources for the Institute to expand and strengthen its impact globally, as former CEO Dr Marisa Petersen explains.
Just as a lack of trained doctors can cost lives, a shortage of researchers can also mean opportunities to save them are lost. That’s why building an international research workforce is a top priority, says Peter Dolnik.
Working with The George Institute for 20 years, critical care physician Professor Simon Finfer has led transformational studies into intensive care to reduce mortality and shed light on one of the world’s most serious silent killers – sepsis.
Originally trained as an epidemiologist, Professor Maree Hackett joined the Institute in 2005, completing her PhD soon after in a field that would remain her focus to this day – the effect of chronic diseases on mental health.
The George Institute's different approach to critical care research has not only saved countless lives, but also been highly cost-effective, says intensive care specialist and researcher Professor John Myburgh AO.
Thanks to the foresight of the Institute’s founders, researchers like Professor David Peiris can today draw on a vast global network to help overcome some of the toughest health challenges at home – and overseas.