Excellence in NonCOmmunicable disease Research (ENCORE) between Australia and India
ENCORE Program (Excellence in NonCOmmunicable disease Research between Australia and India) aims to cultivate and advance research, collaborations, and exchanges between University of Melbourne and top Indian public health and medical research institutions in order to reduce the future burden of non-communicable diseases in India and other low– and middle-income countries.
The program is conducted by senior researchers from the University of Melbourne and four of India’s top public health and medical research institutes, namely, the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and the affiliated Centre for Control of Chronic Conditions (CCCC) in Delhi, the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) also in Delhi, the Christian Medical College in Vellore and the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology (SCTIMST) in Trivandrum.
The program will catalyse existing collaborations between University of Melbourne, the Indian partner institutions and their international partners in order to significantly increase the current number of graduating doctoral students, postdoctoral research fellows and research outputs. The ENCORE Program will also significantly increase the number of joint grants and co-authored publications from the ENCORE Faculty.