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.
The Health Research Council (HRC), Te Aho o Te Kahu, the Cancer Control Agency, and the Ministry of Health have today announced $6.2 million in funding for research aimed at addressing the stark inequities in cancer care and survival for Māori and Pacific peoples in New Zealand.
The Health Research Council is delighted to announce the results of its latest Health Delivery Research investment rounds, designed to improve patient care and healthcare systems in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Public health expert Dr Sarah Jefferies and team have been awarded the Health Research Council’s prestigious Liley Medal as part of the Royal Society Te Apārangi’s Research Honours for their landmark paper analysing the impact of New Zealand’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The research team behind the public awareness campaign to get pregnant women sleeping on their side from 28 weeks of pregnancy has received one of New Zealand’s top awards for translational health research. Their research and campaign may have contributed to a decrease in late stillbirths over recent years in New Zealand.
Hauora Māori researcher Dr Amohia Boulton has been rewarded for her mahi with one of the country’s top health research awards – the Health Research Council's Te Tohu Rapuora Medal – for her leadership, excellence and contribution to advancing Māori health.