To make Queen’s and Northern Ireland a world leader in medical research, education and patient care.
The chances are that your life or that of someone close to you has been touched by medical research. Ideas generated in Northern Ireland’s laboratories and developed through clinical trials have resulted in advances which have revolutionised patient care and given new hope to people wherever they may be. For generations, Queen’s has educated doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals who go on to serve society at home and throughout the world. Our work in many fields of medicine has won global acclaim and is attracting gifted international researchers to the University.
Our Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology (CCRCB) is considered among the finest of its kind. Survival rates for cancer in Northern Ireland are now among the best in the UK. In 2012, an initiative led by Queen’s in partnership with the local Health and Social Care Trusts, won a Diamond Jubilee Queen’s Anniversary Prize for reorganising cancer care throughout Northern Ireland. The new Institute of Health Sciences will take our ambitions to the next level.
In 2014, The Wellcome-Wolfson Centre for Experimental Medicine will open alongside the CCRCB and the Centre for Infection and Immunity. This will bring together on the same site, in state-of-theart research facilities, over 1,000 leading scientists and clinicians charting a course from discovery to recovery. Here they will engage in research seeking to overcome some of the major health problems of our time - cancer, cystic fibrosis, asthma, multiple sclerosis, infectious diseases, diabetes and visionrelated conditions. The Institute will also focus on public health, population genomics and drug development. A recruitment campaign is already underway to attract the best thinkers, clinicians, scientists and innovators. Time is of the essence. With your help we can realise our ambitions faster and take Queen’s and Northern Ireland to the very forefront of global medical research and healthcare.