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Health Research Board report and accounts 1990
Health Research Board (HRB)
The most welcome news in 1990 was the announcement by Dr. Rory O'Hanlon. Minister for Health, of the increase in allocation to the Board for the coming year - some £300,000 over the previous year's budget. The Board wishes to express its appreciation to the Minister for that additional allocation and it was most appropriate that it should come at a major HRB conference on The Benefits and Value of Medical and Health Research in Ireland at the Burlington Hotel in December 1990 at which there was a vigorous debate on the future directions of research in Ireland. As a consequence of the additional funding, the Board was able to launch a series of long-planned initiatives which it is convinced will give a much-needed boost to the Irish research community and will pay major dividends in the future. Four major prestigious Unit Grants were awarded to Irish research teams whose projects had been picked following a rigorous system of peer-review by national and international experts. These new research units will tackle health problems t hat are of major relevance in Ireland. Four highly skilled multi-disciplinary teams will commence detailed research in the following areas: (1) Alzheimer's Disease (2) AIDS and Dentistry (3) The Health Economics of Drug Prescribing (4) Schizophrenia In another mqjor initiative the Board entered into a co-funding project with the Irish Cancer Society and awarded a major Unit Grant for research into leukemia.
Publication Date:
Type: Report
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: Lenus
Publisher(s): Health Research Board (HRB)
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