The Board of the Asbestos Diseases Research Foundation is commencing its recruitment for the new Director of the Asbestos Diseases Research Institute (ADRI).
Current Director, world-renowned epidemiologist, E/Professor Ken Takahashi has led the Institute since 2016 and will depart at the end of November to return to Japan.
During his tenure, E/Professor Takahashi has built ADRI from a highly respected Australian iMRI to a globally recognised centre of excellence. Testimony to this is ADRI’s designation by the World Health Organization as Collaborating Centre for Elimination of Asbestos Related Diseases – a world first.
Most recently, ADRI was nominated by the United Nations Environmental Programme Agency (UNEP) to deliver specialised training on asbestos related diseases and asbestos mitigation in developing countries. This recognition reflects Professor Takahashi’s commitment toward securing international co-operation and partnerships to reduce the global burden of asbestos related disease.
His global vision saw ADRI’s expert team of researchers, scientists, public health specialists and lung nurses travel to Fiji, the Philippines and Indonesia (2017) to teach health professionals to build their skill and capacity in detecting, diagnosing and treating asbestos-related diseases.
Under Professor Takahashi’s leadership, ADRI has cemented strong ties nationally with leading institutes, like the National Centre for Asbestos Related Diseases (NCARD) in Perth, and he expanded ADRI’s arc of deliverables and scientific scope to the bio-medical research, clinical, public health and patient support pathways. All four areas represent the most crucial pillars in discovering the answers to make asbestos diseases history.
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