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Science

The Sackler Trust is committed to supporting advancements in medical science by creating the infrastructure necessary for long term medical research and innovations to be developed by partnerships between the world’s leading universities and hospitals; to allow their expertise free rein.

Some examples of the work we support are outlined below.

University of Glasgow - Brain Imaging Centre (2013)

The University of Glasgow’s successful new development at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital has co-located the Clinical Research and Imaging Facilities and the Imaging Centre of Excellence. This has created a unique infrastructure with state of the art facilities for advanced brain imaging to look primarily at the effects of strokes and traumatic brain injury and then further to conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, dementia, depression and multiple sclerosis. The Centre includes one of the world’s most powerful magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines, the first scanner of its kind in the UK to be located in a clinical setting.

The Facilities and Centre allow academics in complimentary fields, NHS and industrial expertise to come together on a site with immediate access to a large number of patients to conduct clinical and neuroscience research using advanced brain imaging and cements Glasgow’s place as a world leader in precision medicine. The Sackler Trust is proud to have played a part in this development.

University of Glasgow - Brain Imaging Centre (2013)

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Moorfields Eye Hospital

The Sackler Trust is committed to supporting Moorfields Eye Charity in its partnership with Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology to discover, develop and deliver the best eye care.

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London is the UK’s leading provider of eye health services, whose focus is the treatment and care of NHS patients with a wide range of eye problems, often not available elsewhere in the country. The hospital has a world-wide reputation as a centre for ophthalmic research and education.

Part of this commitment is supporting Moorfields Eye Hospital and the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology to build a new world-class centre for eye care, research and education. The facility will benefit patients across London, the UK and around the world and underpin the existing relationship between the hospital and the UCL Institute as leaders in new ophthalmic treatments and research.

Moorfields Eye Hospital

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Institute of Mental Health, UCL

UCL is establishing a cross-disciplinary Institute of Mental Health. It will be the first of its kind to bring together leading scientists and researchers in the fields of neuroscience, psychology, psychiatry and neurology, with the purpose of increasing our understanding of biological mechanisms underpinning psychiatric disorders and thereby improving the prevention, intervention and treatment of mental health disorders.

In support of this dynamic initiative The Sackler Trust is funding the inaugural Director and Chair of the Institute, a senior academic leader to spearhead the Institute’s establishment, and drive forward innovative and critical research in the field of mental health.

Institute of Mental Health, UCL

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