Woolcock Institute of Medical Research
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The Woolcock Institute of Medical Research is ranked as the top specialist sleep and respiratory health research centre in the world by the influential Times Higher Education.

An investment in the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research is an investment in new discoveries.

Read below to find out how your donation can contribute to new discoveries that will impact on the lives of people suffering from respiratory and sleep diseases and lung cancer today and in the future.

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Originally known as the Institute of Respiratory Medicine, the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research is world renowned as the premier research institute for respiratory research.

We are working towards:

  • Better understanding the causes of respiratory conditions, so that we can identify and develop strategies which prevent disease and lead to a cure
  • Developing diagnostic tools that will enable earlier and more effective diagnosis and detection of disease
  • Strategies to improve the management of respiratory conditions, including improving the quality of prescribing and use of respiratory medications
  • Developing new, effective and safer ways in which to treat respiratory diseases

Our teams of researchers work across a number of respiratory areas including asthma (adult and childhood), emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, LAM and other interstitial lung diseases, upper airways disease, sinus allergies, respiratory infections, pneumonia and tuberculosis.

If you would like to have a confidential discussion about a major gift and the transformative impact it can have, please contact our Director of Development on donations@woolcock.org.au or 02 9114 0145.

You can also make a donation to a specific project or to support an early career researcher.

The Woolcock Institute of Medical Research is leading the way in sleep research. Our large team of sleep researchers are world-renowned and recognised as being at the cutting edge of new discoveries.

We are working towards:

  • Understanding how sleep disorders develop, progress and impact on the long-term health of individuals
  • Utilising unique, cutting-edge technology to develop new tools for the early diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders.

Our team of researchers work across a number of areas including obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), insomnia, sleep loss and performance, sleep, ageing and dementia, REM behaviour disorder, sleep wake cycles and shift work, narcolepsy and obesity hypoventilation syndrome.

If you would like to have a confidential discussion about a major gift and the transformative impact it can have, please contact our Director of Development on donations@woolcock.org.au or 02 9114 0145.

You can also make a donation to a specific project or to support an early career researcher.

The Woolcock Institute of Medical Research is one of only a small number of research centres in Australia with a dedicated lung cancer research facility.

We are working towards:

  • Finding a cure for lung cancer and ensuring that people diagnosed with lung cancer, whether localised or advanced, can be offered effective treatments and a survival rate that matches or exceeds those of other cancers, such as breast and bowel.
  • Developing innovative solutions which will improve the healthcare outcomes and quality of life for people with lung cancer.

We are looking to achieve this through research conducted at our Centre for Lung Cancer Research and the Lung Cancer Research Network.

Our team of researchers work across a number of different fields including Respiratory Technology in lung cancer where we are designing new technologies for use in lung cancer surgery, the Lung Microbiome Project where we are aiming to better understand how an individual’s microbiome impacts a patient’s response to therapy and the Biomarker Project where we are identifying and developing biomarkers which will help guide lung cancer treatment.

If you would like to have a confidential discussion about a major gift and the transformative impact it can have, please contact our Director of Development on donations@woolcock.org.au or 02 9114 0145.

You can also make a donation to a specific project or to support an early career researcher.

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A fundamental component of the long-term sustainability of the Woolcock is support through bequests.

Bequests to the Woolcock help solidify the Institute’s financial underpinnings just as the legacy of Professor Ann Woolcock underpins the Woolcock’s research culture and innovation.

We understand that your loved ones will always come first, but a gift of any size to the Woolcock can make a significant and lasting difference. Your support will allow us to find the causes, prevention, diagnosis and better treatment of respiratory and sleep disorders for the many people who suffer from long-term, life threatening and disabling conditions. Your legacy will enable our team of dedicated and hard-working physicians and scientists to make breakthrough discoveries helping people far into the future.

Making a bequest is a simple process, and by including the Woolcock, a not-for-profit medical research organisation, in your Will, you can help to secure the future of our work. If you are in the process of writing or rewriting your Will, you can view suggested wording here. If you already have a Will, you can simply amend it to include a gift to the Woolcock.

For a confidential discussion about leaving a bequest, please contact us by phone or email as below.

Capital Gifts enhance the Woolcock’s ability to conduct world-class research and provide state-of-the-art research facilities. These gifts enable us to support high-profile research in new areas and facilities to accommodate them.

The Institute has a vision for the future of sleep and breathing research which you may be interested in supporting. To learn more about specific projects please contact us.

Any donation of $2 or more is fully tax deductible and you will receive a receipt from the Woolcock Institute (ABN: 88 002 198 905).

Contact details:

TEL: 02 9114 0145
EMAIL: donations@woolcock.org.au

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