News and Breakthroughs


Join us on Wednesday 19 October at the Bruce Hunt Lecture Theatre at Royal Perth Hospital for the 2016 RPH – MRF Research Day to learn and experience more about what we do. Read more

2016 Bryant Stokes Oration

Professor Thomas Marwick, Director and Chief Executive Officer of Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute is guest speaker at the 2016 Bryant Stokes Oration, with his presentation entitled Preventing Heart Failure. Read more

Potential HIV Treatment Vaccine

Professor Martyn French, Royal Perth Hospital Immunologist and Deputy Chairperson of the MRF is currently working with a team of 131 researchers to investigate potentially using an antibody to prompt natural immune responses to fight HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). Read more

A History of the Intensive Care Unit within the family of Royal Perth Hospital

Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) is proud to announce the launch of Dr Geoffrey M Clarke’s (AM) book, which covers the origins and development of the ICU at RPH up until July 2003. Read more

Immune Response Research Key to Controlling HIV Infection

Control of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection without the use of continuous and life-long medications, and potentially cure of the infection, are likely to require the use of vaccines to enhance immune responses against HIV. Read more

Order of Australia Medal for retired MRF Executive Officer

The Medical Research Foundation (MRF) is proud to announce that Doug King, retired MRF Executive Officer, has been awarded an Order of Australia Medal for his outstanding service to medical administration and community health. Read more