‘World Class’ Industry-Focused Clinical Trials Centre Underway


Work is well underway at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) towards the development of a ‘world-class’ industry-focused Clinical Trials Centre (CTC) that will be initiated and managed by USC to focus on major health issues for people in the region.

The proposed USC CTC will be initially located within the Ochre Health medical centre at Sippy Downs which is adjacent to USC Sippy Downs campus, with further expansion to the Skills, Academic and Research Centre (SARC) at the Sunshine Coast Public University Hospital (SCPUH) when it opens in late 2016.

Important benefits to USC in establishing a CTC include the opportunity to develop strategic relationships and research partnerships with industry, to increase research funding and output, to help attract world-class staff and provide additional education opportunities for students.

In January 2015 the University appointed Lucas Litewka as Director of the USC CTC. It is an exciting time for USC as it looks to bring advanced therapies and cutting edge treatments to the Sunshine Coast region.

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