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NFP Boards - The Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR)

The Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR) was established in March 1998 with the aim of becoming an international leader in medical research that improves health care in WA. The founding partners were the University of Western Australia, Royal Perth Hospital and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. In July 2003, Fremantle Hospital also became a partner. WAIMR Board 2005 Richard Lester, chairman Alan Robson, deputy chairman Peter Klinken Lou Landau Peter Leonhardt Brian Lloyd Andrew Robertson Barbara Whittle Terry Budge Laurence Iffla John De Campo WAIMR is a multi-campus research institute specialising in the genetic causes of adult diseases such as cancer, heart and lung disorders, diabetes and nerve and muscle problems. WAIMR researchers have helped discover a gene linked to asthma, a gene involved in leukaemia, genes relating to breast, ovarian and prostate cancer, as well as those contributing to a number of nerve and muscle disorders. NFP board details and announcements can be sent to notforprofit@wabusinessnews.com.au

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