A new research centre at The University of Hull is set to tackle some of the world's most urgent health challenges.
Experts from the region's top institutions, will come together to help tackle things such as obesity, mental health issues and cancer.
The Institute of Clinical and Applied Health Research will be based in the Allam Medical Building on campus.
Professor Julie Jomeen, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, says: "As a University, we are committed to making advances to healthcare that will transform the lives of patients and their families.
"From the earliest stages of life and antenatal care to managing multiple chronic illnesses and providing the best possible end-of-life care, our high-calibre research is focused on some of the most significant health challenges."Reducing social and health inequalities for patients in the ways they can access treatment and care is a priority.
"The Institute will also tackle poverty, obesity, smoking, alcohol and physical inactivity – the factors that affect our health as individuals, our families and the nation as a whole."