ACRE Director and UON clinical pharmacologist Professor Jennifer Martin said the funding would enable the Centre to collect real-world patient data on the effectiveness and safety of medicinal cannabis.
“The NSW data we collect will strengthen our evidence-based research and build our data collection capability to understand how these medicines work, affect patients and impact their quality of life,” Professor Martin said.
“This data is critical to help the Centre guide prescribing practice, inform policy and provide evidence-based information to clinicians and the wider community in NSW and across Australia.”
Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Professor Kevin Hall, said the funding added to the almost $2.5 million National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding announced in October.
“ACRE is Australia’s first federally-funded national research centre in medicinal cannabinoids and the NSW Government funding will further position UON as a world-leader in medicinal cannabis research,” Professor Hall said.
“I would like to congratulate