We are delighted Professor Jerome Sarris commenced his role this year with NICM as our new Deputy Director, a role critical in fulfilling our Institute's mission. In his first few months, Professor Sarris has met with many of NICM's stakeholders from academics, government, industry, associations and the healthcare sector.
Professor Sarris will help provide leadership across the NICM team to foster a high performance culture, and principles of collegiality, engagement and collaboration across diverse teams. He will head up NICM's Healthy Minds research theme, and is currently involved in more than 10 clinical trials relating to mood disorders and nutraceuticals, as well as additional mental health projects ranging from lifestyle programs to neuroimaging.
The position has the responsibility of developing new partnerships and attracting funding to extend the integrative medicine research base in Australia and to provide essential investment in the continued growth of our national institute.