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NZ Researchers Win Medals For Game-changing Studies Into Cervical Cancer And Rheumatic Fever

Friday, 24 November 2023, 10:35 am | Health Research Council

The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) has awarded its prestigious medals for excellence in health research at the Royal Society Te Apārangi Research Honours Aotearoa event at Government House in Wellington this evening. And in a first for ... More >>

Harnessing The Immune Response To Predict Recovery From Surgery

Wednesday, 24 May 2023, 8:36 am | Health Research Council

The global volume of surgery is on the rise and despite significant advances in care, the act of surgery still comes with a risk of postoperative illness or death. Taking a novel approach focused on the immune response to surgery, translational ... More >>

Links Between Active Travel And Health To Be Studied As Part Of $11.1M Awarded To NZ Researchers

Monday, 28 November 2022, 10:45 am | Health Research Council

Links between active travel and health to be studied as part of $11.1M awarded to NZ researchers The effects of ‘active travel’ on health conditions such as obesity, mental health, and cancer is about to be investigated by epidemiologist Dr Sandar ... More >>

Kiwi Researcher Earns Medal For Paper That Helped Allay COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Concerns

Thursday, 24 November 2022, 2:29 pm | Health Research Council

A lead author behind one of the first papers in the world to confirm the safety of COVID-19 vaccines – including the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine rolled out in New Zealand – has been awarded one of New Zealand’s top health research awards at ... More >>

Māori-led Research Team To Undertake Real-time Research On Key Māori Health Policy

Thursday, 23 June 2022, 5:48 am | Health Research Council

An independent Māori-led research team has been awarded $1.5M by the Ministry of Health and Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) to track the implementation and progress of the government’s Whakamaua Māori Health Action Plan 2020–2025. ... More >>

Health Research Council Boosts Access To Community Research Funding

Tuesday, 7 June 2022, 1:30 pm | Health Research Council

The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) is making it easier for communities to undertake research and address self-identified health/hauora needs and priorities. With its revamped Ngā Kanohi Kitea Community Advancement Fund and a funding pool ... More >>

Study To Determine Long-term Effects Of Air Pollution On New Zealanders’ Health

Monday, 30 May 2022, 6:11 am | Health Research Council

A new study into the cumulative effects of air pollution on New Zealanders’ physical and mental health will kick off next month in Christchurch using data from one of New Zealand’s longest-running longitudinal studies. The University of Canterbury’s ... More >>

Study To Prevent Paracetamol Poisoning In Children

Tuesday, 6 July 2021, 8:35 am | Health Research Council

A new Māori-led study will design and evaluate strategies to help caregivers safely administer paracetamol to children to avoid dosing errors that can potentially cause paediatric acute liver failure and even death. Lead researcher Dr Rawiri McKree Jansen ... More >>

‘Big Data’ To Be Used In Search For Reliable ADHD Biomarkers In Brain Scans

Friday, 28 May 2021, 6:12 am | Health Research Council

Newly funded research will examine over 10,000 brain scans to identify the key brain processes underlying Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), with the overall aim of developing a reliable ‘biomarker’ to detect cognitive differences associated ... More >>

Rheumatic Heart Disease Patients Among Those To Benefit From New Research Funding For DHBs

Tuesday, 8 December 2020, 6:07 am | Health Research Council

An all-new approach for the early detection of rheumatic heart disease will be developed and tested as part of a suite of new research to be carried out by some of New Zealand’s district health boards (DHBs). With its brand new Health Sector Research Collaboration ... More >>

Research To Investigate Systemic Drivers Of Māori Cannabis And Methamphetamine Use

Thursday, 29 October 2020, 8:35 am | Health Research Council

A Kaupapa Māori analysis of the multiple dimensions of cannabis and methamphetamine use is the focus of a $554,000 postdoctoral fellowship awarded to Māori health researcher Dr Erena Wikaire (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine, Te Kapotai, Te Hikutu). The Hohua Tutengaehe ... More >>

Marking 30 Years Of Health Research That Has Changed New Zealand And The World

Monday, 5 October 2020, 10:38 am | Health Research Council

This October, the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) celebrates 30 years of funding high-impact research which has contributed to saving thousands of lives in Aotearoa and across the globe. The Health Research Council is the government's ... More >>

Reducing Inequalities Major Focus Of New Research At The Frontline Of Healthcare Services

Tuesday, 15 September 2020, 6:14 am | Health Research Council

The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) has today announced $14.4 million in funding for research that will directly improve the delivery of healthcare services in New Zealand. The 32 research grants funded are the first of two funding announcements ... More >>

First Pacific Owned Research Group To Be Fully Funded By HRC Explores Mental Health Of Parents

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 1:41 pm | Health Research Council

The Health Research Council has awarded Dr Seini Taufa of Moana Research - an independent research organisation owned by six Pacific researchers - a ($600K) Pacific Project Grant to explore the response of the health system to the mental health needs of ... More >>

Government Agencies Launch Rapid Research Response To COVID-19 Threat

Monday, 24 February 2020, 1:38 pm | Health Research Council

The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) and the Ministry of Health have announced a rapid research response to combat the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) threat, and ensure New Zealand is further prepared should the outbreak reach our ... More >>

New study to help those directly affected by Mosque attacks

Tuesday, 11 February 2020, 7:11 pm | Health Research Council

A new study is about to get underway to help understand the psychological and physical effects of the March 15 Mosque attacks in Christchurch last year and to link those directly affected with additional support, if needed. Following the tragedy on March ... More >>

Study aims to reduce drop-out rate for weight loss patients

Thursday, 31 October 2019, 10:45 am | Health Research Council

Pacific peoples in New Zealand have the highest drop-out rate for weight loss or bariatric surgery despite being the most affected by obesity-related health conditions. More >>

Mum’s struggles inspire study to raise Māori nurse numbers

Thursday, 31 October 2019, 10:42 am | Health Research Council

Whangarei mental health nurse and nursing educator Phillipa (Pipi) Barton (Ngāti Hikairo/Te Rohe Pōtae) knows only too well the challenges Māori may face when entering the nursing profession. More >>

Research into rural health professionals’ skills

Thursday, 31 October 2019, 10:39 am | Health Research Council

Sarah Walker knows first-hand what it takes to be a practising physiotherapist in a rural community, and now she aims to determine whether rural allied health professionals in New Zealand require fundamentally different skills to their urban counterparts. More >>

Supporting mental health of Pacific climate change migrants

Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 3:30 pm | Health Research Council

New Zealand could become a potential relocation destination for many Pacific peoples displaced from their homelands by rising sea levels and other climate-change related natural disasters. Dr Jemaima Tiatia-Seath, co-head of the School of Māori Studies ... More >>





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