Whakatāne mum Keri Topperwien (Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Porou), who set up a charity with her husband to help support whanāu who have a child with cancer, is one of 16 recipients of the Health Research Council's revamped Ngā Kanohi Kitea Community Advancement Fund.
Epidemiologist Professor Colin Simpson, a lead author behind one of the first papers in the world to confirm the safety of COVID-19 vaccines, has been awarded the HRC's 2022 Liley Medal at the Royal Society Te Apārangi Research Honours Awards in Wellington tonight.
Dr Tess Moeke-Maxwell and the Te Ārai Palliative Care and End of Life Research Group have been honoured with the HRC's Te Tohu Rapuora Medal for their research that has helped improve palliative care, end-of-life and tangihanga experiences for Māori kaumātua and whānau throughout Aotearoa.
Paediatric cardiologist Associate Professor Nigel Wilson’s huge contribution to improving rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease outcomes has been recognised with the HRC’s Beaven Medal for excellence in translational health research at the Royal Society Te Apārangi’s Research Honours event in Hamilton.
Auckland University of Technology epidemiologist Professor Valery Feigin has received the HRC Liley Medal for his role as lead author of a breakthrough paper that showed for the first time the global, regional and national burden of stroke and its risk factors in all of the world’s 204 countries.