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The story behind our logo

Cherry energy tree.

The Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute’s (CHIRI’s) logo was inspired by a Japanese artist’s depiction of a cherry energy tree.

CHIRI sounds a little like ‘cherry’, but it was the story behind the energy tree that resonated with CHIRI’s Director, John Mamo.

“I wanted a logo that reflected the intent and work of the institute – our focus is on diseases that occur with older age but our intention is not only to increase longevity but also quality of life,” John said.

“I was reading some notes by the artist that explained the significance of the cherry energy tree. They said if a cherry tree was well cared for, it could bear fruit for hundreds of years. I thought, wow that captures everything we are trying to do here at CHIRI.” Read more

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As an ‘adult only’ medical research institute, we are focused on developing new treatments for the diseases that commonly occur with older age.

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