September 28, 2017

Impact of Science discussion paper

NZHR was established to advocate for increased investment in health research because we believe in the power of health research to contribute to improved health and economic outcomes for New Zealanders. We therefore agree with the basic premises of the paper that research proposals should include some understanding of their… Read More

August 22, 2017

New Zealand Speaks!

The results of the New Zealanders for Health Research Opinion Polling 2017 have been released. Click here to read the full report… Read More

August 9, 2017

Media Release: Health research should be a government priority – poll

Three quarters of New Zealanders believe more funding for health and medical research should be a government priority and that the government should invest more funding in health research, according to a survey just released. The poll of more than 500 Kiwis was conducted by Roy Morgan Research for a… Read More

June 17, 2017

Hamilton Club’s final gift to city

The wind-up of the century-old Hamilton Club will provide a million dollar boon to key city projects and students. The once-gentlemen only club, which remaining members voted to wind up last September, will see proceeds from the sale of its building and assets divided among causes including Hamilton Gardens and… Read More

June 15, 2017

Study hopes to lead to better health results for tamariki

A new study involving University of Waikato and Waikato Hospital staff will evaluate if an organised holistic approach improves health and wellbeing outcomes for Māori children admitted to hospital. The Health Research Council-funded study, worth $933,933 over three years, was one of 51 announced in the latest round of HRC… Read More

June 15, 2017

Waikato health researchers win major grants

Professor of Population Health Ross Lawrenson has been awarded two project grants from the Health Research Council worth nearly $2.4 million dollars. The funding will be used to investigate how we can improve outcomes in patients with cancer by focusing on reducing delays in diagnosis. Professor Lawrenson is working closely… Read More

June 15, 2017

Professor tackles superbug

A University of Otago researcher is set to work with scientists from around the world to combat a deadly superbug. Biochemist Prof Iain Lamont has received a $1.15million Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) grant to uncover genetic mutations leading to antibiotic resistance in one of the world’s most… Read More

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