Facts & figures
We have achieved:
- 250 publications
- $30 million in grant funding
- 23 current HDR students
Facts & figures
Presented by Professor Clara Chow
Almost half of Australians have chronic illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, chronic pulmonary disease, diabetes and mental health conditions. One in four has at least two of these illnesses, and these conditions frequently share common causes.
In western Sydney these chronic illnesses are more prevalent and the region's diverse community presents a range of complex health needs and social circumstances.
The Westmead Applied Research Centre (WARC) was established by the University of Sydney in collaboration with the Western Sydney Local Health District, to specifically address the causes of chronic disease, with a focus on translational research that addresses the specific needs and circumstances of patients in western Sydney.
WARC is made up of multidisciplinary experts who aim to prevent chronic diseases and their progression by focusing on applied clinical research that will:
Our aim is to create, evaluate and apply innovative clinical and digital health approaches to reduce the burden of cardiometabolic and other chronic conditions. Our core values are innovation, frugality, co-design and value-based care.
We caught up with WARC Director & Westmead Hospital cardiologist Clara Chow. Here's her thoughts on the importance of frugal digital health innovation + research, & she doesn't miss a beat.
For World Heart Day 2022 we had some of our current PhD students explain why they are doing research in cardiovascular disease.