Epworth, in partnership with leading Victorian universities, has seven academic chairs in key specialty areas. The academic chairs are responsible for furthering research, policy development and professional activities at Epworth and overseeing undergraduate education and postgraduate training programs.
The Victor Smorgon Epworth Institute of Education and Research
The Victor Smorgon Epworth Institute of Education and Research was established through a $7.5 million donation from the Victor Smorgon Charitable Fund.
The institute expands Epworth’s teaching and research capabilities, including the training of medical registrars and fellows and the work of the clinical institutes. Located within the hospital precinct, the institute of enables close collaboration between basic scientific research and clinical practice. Each of the three medical academic chairs are named in honour of Victor Smorgon to reflect the Smorgon family’s significant contribution to education and research at Epworth.