New Research for 2020

The Hawkes Bay Medical Research Foundation made grants of $41,067.61 for 2020. Research Areas are: Lifting the cone of silence: How are young men in Aotearoa/New Zealand engaging in mental health First year nursing students’ experiences of an academic inquiry course in preparing them for a Bachelor of Nursing programme in New Zealand The effectiveness, […]

Accolade for Researcher

Maria Saito Benz was awarded the New Investigator Award (Neonatology) at the 2017 The Perinatal Society of Australia and NZ (PSANZ) meeting in Canberra. PSANZ is an annual Australasian meeting covering Neonatology, Obstetrics and Basic Science as well as a raft of other related disciplines. Maria presented outcomes from her initial PhD study that is […]

New Ways of Measuring a Vitamin D

Funding support by HBMRF contributed to the research reported in the following paper. Quantitation of 25-hydroxyvitamin D in dried blood spots by 2D LC-MS/MS without derivatization and correlation with serum in adult and pediatric studies Jensen BP, Saraf R, Ma J, Berry S, Grant CC, Carmargo, CA, Sies CW. Clinica Chemica Acta 481 (2018) 61-68 […]

New Research for 2017

The Hawke’s Bay Medical Research Foundation made grants of up to $40,000 for the 2017 year.

Rethinking health care for long-term illnesses

It is not uncommon for people suffering from long-term health conditions to be affected by more than one serious illness. Many of these people are also socio-economically disadvantaged and contend with chaotic lives alongside their chronic health problems. In a multiple case study, Dr Helen Francis, who graduated with her Doctor of Philosophy from Massey […]

Academic with a Prescription for Change

A newly appointed associate professor in EIT’s School of Nursing, Rachael Walker is as focused as ever on boosting health outcomes and reducing inequities for the people of Hawke’s Bay and beyond. Born and raised in Wairoa, Rachael has been a driving force in this region’s nursing profession. In 2010 and at the age of […]

New Research for 2016

The Hawke’s Bay Medical Research Foundation made grants of up to $30,000 for the 2016 year. Jacqueline Benschop What is the role of the environment in the transmission of pathogenic Leptospira. Amount $8,000 Andi Crawford  Doctorate of Philosophy in Psychology: Executive functioning, social cognition and adaptive behaviour in children with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Amount […]

New Research for 2015

Lyn Wiffin:  ‘Physical Healthcare of People with Mental Illness:  The role of The Community Health Nurse. Ms Norshuhaidah bt Mohn Jamaludin:  Phenotypic and molecular characterization of Neisseria gonorhoeae with reduced susceptibility to ceftiazone in N.Z. Rebecca Lucas-Roxburgh: ‘Human Papillomavirus associated oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Jacqueline Benschop:  Persistent-leptospirosis symptoms (PLS) in-N.Z. Associate Prof. Rachel Forrest:  Fighting […]