The HRC has awarded its medals for excellence in health research at the Royal Society Te Apārangi Research Honours Aotearoa event in Wellington. And in a first for the HRC, two of its three medals have gone to researchers from the same team who are working with iwi and whānau to prevent cervical cancer and improve maternity and infant outcomes.
With a fellowship of nearly $600,000 from the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC), a University of Otago researcher will trial a novel brain stimulation technique for treating chronic low back pain – a leading cause of disability worldwide. Dr Divya Adhia is one of 76 recipients of the HRC’s Career Development Awards announced today.
In our latest issue of HRC Ethics Notes, AUT Associate Professor Mangor Pederson explores the new ethical challenges that artificial intelligence (AI) poses to those involved in health research, with a particular focus on bias and transparency.
A Māori-led Women’s Refuge service has received an HRC community project grant to explore the experiences of Māori in the Hauraki rohe in the aftermath of Cyclone Gabrielle. This is one of 13 grants awarded through our 2023 Ngā Kanohi Kitea Community Advancement Fund.
Research to eradicate inequities in cancer survival for Māori has gained funding from the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC). It’s one of several five-year research programmes awarded a combined total of $35 million announced today.
The Health Research Council has announced $53.7 million in funding for research into pressing health issues, including a large trial to help New Zealanders quit vaping and a project to improve the health and wellbeing outcomes of young Māori released from prison and youth justice residences.
The Health Research Council has just awarded $4.2M to 17 emerging researchers. Among them is Dr Kathryn Hally who is on a quest to find immunological biomarkers that can be used to predict an adverse recovery from surgery.
In one of 17 Explorer Grants announced today, researchers will soon be delving into the immersive next-generation version of the internet – the metaverse – to discover how the marketing and engagement practices of alcohol companies could be playing a role in the real-life drinking experiences of young people.