A research team who have developed a suite of non-addictive drug compounds to treat pain have received one of 53 HRC grants in a $78.92 million funding allocation for new and innovative research into some of New Zealand's most pressing health concerns.
An independent Māori-led research team has been awarded $1.5M by the Ministry of Health and Health Research Council to track the implementation and progress of the government’s Whakamaua Māori Health Action Plan 2020–2025.
With its revamped Ngā Kanohi Kitea Community Advancement Fund, the Health Research Council is making it easier for communities to undertake research and address self-identified health/hauora needs and priorities.
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.
Addiction specialist Dr Simone Rodda has received a HRC Explorer Grant to examine an innovative approach to understanding why some people find it difficult to moderate their sugar consumption. Her study is one of 17 HRC Explorer Grants announced today worth a combined total of $2.55 million.
It was with immense sadness that we learned of the passing of Dr Bruce Scoggins on 18 March 2022. Dr Scoggins was the first chief executive of the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC), from 1991 until his retirement in 2006.