Macquarie and Johnson & Johnson Medical have launched a new collaborative agreement to address emerging issues across the Australian healthcare landscape and provide a tangible response to calls for higher education and industry to work more closely together.
The agreement sees a collaboration on joint education and research programs while providing practical experience for our students and innovative training for clinicians.
The partnership will include four initial work streams:
- talent development and student engagement
- surgical training
- new research and development and innovation projects
- a comprehensive range of additional initiatives across healthcare, entrepreneurship and leadership activities
Both Johnson & Johnson and Macquarie have committed to investing in and developing innovative healthcare solutions to address future needs to benefit the wider community.
Vice-Chancellor Professor S Bruce Dowton said the new partnership with Johnson & Johnson Medical was a natural fit for the University and an exciting addition to our PACE program.
“This partnership gives students an extraordinary opportunity to gain a world-class education with the support of one of the world’s largest healthcare companies, working on real-world issues to produce long-lasting and impactful outcomes far beyond traditional academic research environments.
“Our recently launched Academic Health Sciences Centre will develop our ability to deliver real impact where it matters most. Our partnership with Johnson & Johnson Medical is a tangible example of Macquarie actively engaging with the business community to support that enterprise. The best clinicians, the most innovative researchers, and the most inspiring teachers will lead the development of health and medical education and practice; and partnerships such as this one will be integral to future success of this venture.”
Johnson & Johnson Medical Managing Director, Gavin Fox-Smith said the company was very excited about the prospect of working closely with students and academic staff as part of the new program.