MRFF Targeted Translation Research Accelerator Grant Success: Australian Centre for Accelerating Diabetes Innovations
Prof Philip Clarke (left), Dr An Duy Tran (right)
Dr An Duy Tran at the Health Economics Unit (University of Melbourne) and Professor Philip Clarke at the Health Economics Research Centre (University of Oxford) are co-Leads of the Health Economics Platform within the Australian Centre for Accelerating Diabetes Innovations (ACADI). Established through a recently successful MRFF Targeted Translation Research Accelerator (TTRA) Grant (2022-2025; $10 million) and led by Associate Professor Elif Ekinci, ACADI aims to increase quality of life and life expectancy for all Australians living with diabetes and its complications via timely diagnosis, prevention and treatment.
Dr Tran and Professor Clarke will lead the development of modelling tools and a comprehensive framework for economic evaluations of interventions for diabetes and its complications in patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes in the Australian setting. The Health Economics Platform will also support the design of health economic sub-studies alongside clinical projects in ACADI and provide training workshops for use of simulation models to estimate the impact of emerging technologies on incidence of complications, quality of life, quality-adjusted life years, life expectancy and health care cost of patients with diabetes.