Queensland Research Centre for Peripheral Vascular Disease
The Queensland Research Centre for Peripheral Vascular Disease was established in 2010. The centre amalgamated the previously established James Cook University Vascular Biology Unit, formed in 2002 and clinical research undertaken on peripheral vascular disease at the Townsville Hospital.
The centre focuses on research designed to improve understanding and ultimately improve management of peripheral vascular diseases. Current research undertaken in the centre includes pre-clinical work designed to identify novel treatment targets and risk predictors for peripheral vascular disease patients; studies aimed at better understanding mechanisms involved in peripheral vascular disease development and progression; and clinical studies and trials designed to identify or test novel therapies for peripheral vascular disease.
Peripheral vascular diseases are a collection of diseases with substantial impact on quality of life and other serious complications. There is much more work to be done to better understand these diseases, and identify new effective management approaches, therapies and diagnostics.
We look forward to advancing these problems with continued support from our staff, students, collaborators, patients and the community.