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Heart failure study among major new HRC grants


Heart failure study among major new HRC grants

Four major new research programmes were amongst 75 health research contracts worth more than $62 million announced by the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) today.

A multidisciplinary research programme, led by University of Auckland’s Professor Mark Cannell, aims to clarify aspects of why some hearts fail and how life threatening arrhythmias may be initiated. Top diabetes researcher Professor Garth Cooper will be a major contributor to the programme that will focus on two major heart failure risk factors – diabetes and ischemia/reperfusion (free-radical induced damage) and will use a variety of imaging techniques, proteomics, biophysics and modeling.

The polypill trial is one a number of innovative interventions tackling major risks to health that make up a collaborative research programme led by Dr Anthony Rodgers at the University of Auckland’s Clinical Trials Research Unit (CTRU). Four other projects in this programme focus on smoking prevention and cessation and will include a community-based study involving families that is aimed at reducing the uptake of smoking among children.

A programme led by Professor Richard Faull from the University of Auckland will study the patterns and mechanisms of nerve cell death, repair and neurogenisis in Huntington’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease.

A University of Otago Wellington School of Medicine programme led by Professor Tony Blakely will bring together social epidemiology, Maori health, health services and sociology to find interventions to address health inequalities in New Zealand.


Dr Bruce Scoggins, HRC Chief Executive, says the funding increase announced by the Government earlier this month has enabled the HRC to support a greater number of high quality research projects this year.

“Our researchers are amongst the best in the world and I’m delighted that this year we have been able to fund more top class research than in previous years,” he says.

Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC)

Annual funding round results

The HRC received 250 applications in its annual project round and awarded a total of 75 contracts, including two contracts that are to be confirmed. These were chosen in a two-step process involving local and overseas expert referees who work in the same research area, and intense scrutiny by specialised assessing committees. The total value of new contracts was $62.34 million (excluding GST).

New HRC Programmes

Associate Professor Tony Blakely, Ms Bridget Robson, Dr Papaarangi Reid, Dr Peter Crampton, Dr Kevin Dew, Dr Diana Sarfati

Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, 04 385 5541 ext 6086

Health inequalities research programme, 36 months, $2,019,188

Professor Mark Cannell, Professor Christine Winterbourn, Professor Peter J Hunter, Dr Alistair A Young, Professor Garth Cooper, Dr Bridget Leonard, Dr Anthony RJ Phillips, Dr Allen Rodrigo, Dr Christian Soeller, Dr Franz Pichler, Dr Ian LeGrice, Dr Michael Black, Dr Peter Ruygrok, Dr Marie Ward, Dr David Crossman, Dr Brett R Cowen

Department of Physiology, University of Auckland, 09 373 7599 ext 86201

Structure and function in failing heart, 36 months, $2,988,691

Professor Richard Faull, Mr H J Waldvogel, Professor Michael Dragunow, Dr Michelle Glass, Dr Bronwen Connor

Division of Anatomy with Radiology, University of Auckland, 09 373 7599 ext 86708

Neurogenesis and neurodegenerative disorders of the human brain, 36 months, $2,337,278


Dr Anthony Rodgers, Professor Alistair Woodward, Associate Professor Bruce Arroll, Professor Rodney T Jackson, Associate Professor Robert Doughty, Dr Marewa Glover, Associate Professor Robert Scragg, Dr Chris Bullen, Dr Natalie Walker, Dr Dale Bramley, Mr Stephen Vander Hoorn

Clinical Trials Research Unit, Auckland UniServices Ltd, 09 373 7599 ext 84713

Innovative interventions tackling major risks to health, 36 months, $4,180,000

HRC Programme Extensions

Professor Edward Baker, Professor John Fraser, Associate Professor Peter Metcalf, Dr Vickery Arcus, Dr Shaun Lott

School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, 09 373 7599 ext 84415

Structural biology of proteins of biomedical importance, 36 months, $3,015,061

Professor Jane Harding, Associate Professor Bernhard Brier, Dr Mark Oliver, Dr Frank Bloomfield, Dr Mark Vickers

Liggins Institute, University of Auckland, 09 373 7599 ext 86439

Fetal growth and its consequences, 36 months, $3,212,817

Professor Neil Pearce, Associate Professor Jeroen Douwes, Dr Lis Ellison-Loschmann;

Dr Andrea 't Mannetje. Dr Dave McLean, Dr Mona Jeffreys, Dr Christine Van Dalen,

Dr Sunia Foliaki, Dr Ate Moala, Professor Chris Cunningham, Professor Mason Durie, Professor Graham Le Gros, Professor Roger Morris, Dr Even Dryson; Dr David Philips, Dr Erika Von Mutius, Dr Chris Walls, Dr Paolo Boffetta, Dr Aaron Blair, Associate Professor Hans Kromhout

Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University, 04 380 0606

Causes and control of non-communicable disease, 36 months, $1,699,580

Professor Mark Richards, Dr Vicky Cameron, Dr Chris Charles, Dr Robert Doughty, Dr John Lainchbury; Dr Barry Palmer, Dr Miriam Rademaker, Dr Richard Troughton, Associate Professor Tim Yandle

Department of Medicine, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, 03 364 1117

Humoral, ultrasonographic & genetic prediction & protection in heart disease, 36 months, $3,672,281

Professor Christine Winterbourn, Associate Professor Anthony Kettle, Dr Margret Vissers, Dr Mark Hampton

Department of Pathology, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, 03 364 0564

Oxidants, antioxidants and inflammatory disease, 36 months, $2,791,000


HRC Projects

Mrs Gillian Abel, Dr Cheryl Brunton, Ms Lisa Fitzgerald

Department of Public Health & General Practice, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, 03 364 0619

The impact of the Prostitute Reform Act on the health and safety practices of sex workers, 36 months, $516,736

Dr Fiona Alpass, Mr Eljohn D H Fitzgerald, Dr Christine Stephens, Mr Brendan S Stevenson, Dr Judith Davey, Miss Helen Pennington

Department of Psychology, Massey University, 06 350 5799 ext 2081

A study of the health of older adults in the transition from work to retirement, 36 months, $658,724

Dr Greg Anderson, Dr David Grattan

Department of Anatomy & Structural Biology, Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago, 03 479 5993

The link between nutrition and fertility, 36 months, $546,529

Dr Dorothy Begg, Professor John Langley, Associate Professor John Broughton,

Dr Shanthi Ameratunga, Ms Rebecca Brookland

Injury Prevention Research Unit, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Otago, 03 479 8509

New Zealand Drivers Study: a follow-up study of newly licensed drivers, 48 months, $690,106 (Additional funding for this project is provided by ACC $600,000 and Road Safety Trust $200,000).

Dr Anne Bray, Dr Claire Stewart, Ms Brigit Mirfin-Veitch, Ms Sarah Sharp, Professor Keith Sullivan, Mr Paul Milner

Donald Beasley Institute, 03 479 8080

Peer abuse in group homes for adults with intellectual disabilities, 30 months, $527,031

Dr Paul Brown, Dr Lorna Dyall, Professor John Windsor, Dr Linda Cameron,

Dr Tim G T Tenbensel

School of Population Health, University of Auckland, 09 373 7599 ext 85261

Use of private and public sectors for surgical procedures, 24 months, $345,329

Dr Janet Carter, Dr Janice McKenzie, Dr Virginia McIntosh, Dr Suzanne Luty,

Dr Marie Crowe, Professor Peter Joyce, Ms Jennifer Jordan, Dr Jane O'Malley

Department of Psychological Medicine, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, 03 372 0400

Psychotherapy factors related to outcome in depression, 36 months, $293,827

Dr Chris Charles, Professor Mark Richards, Dr Miriam Rademaker,

Professor Tim Yandle

Christchurch Cardioendocrine Research Group, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, 03 364 0543

Adrenomedullin 2: a new effector in pressure/volume homeostasis? 36 months, $706,416

Associate Professor Lai-Ming Ching, Professor Bruce Baguley, Dr David Bridewell,

Dr See-Tarn Woon

Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre, University of Auckland, 09 373 7599 ext 86140

Identification of new targets for anti-vascular therapies for cancer, 36 months, $1,054,162

Dr Jacqueline Cumming, Dr Antony Raymont, Professor Gregor D Coster,

Ms Amohia Boulton, Dr Steve Stillman

Health Services Research Centre, Victoria Link Limited, 04 463 6567

Improving health through primary care reform: an economic analysis, 36 months, $474,125

Dr Jacqueline Cumming, Dr Antony Raymont, Professor Gregor D Coster,

Ms Amohia Boulton, Associate Professor Mary Finlayson, Dr Patrick Graham,

Dr Philip Hider

Health Services Research Centre, Victoria Link Limited, 04 463 6567

Improving performance in New Zealand health care: hospital outcomes, 36 months, $1,041,888

Professor Brian Darlow, Dr Roland Broadbent, Dr Carl Kuschel, Associate Professor Mark Elder, Dr Michael Meyer, Associate Professor Cynthia Cole, Dr Michael Hewson

Department of Paediatrics, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, 03 364 0747

What oxygen saturation level should we target in very preterm infants? - a Randomised Controlled Trial, 48 months, $798,975

Professor Peter Davis, Associate Professor Laurie J Brown, Mr Roy Lay-Yee, Professor Alastair Scott, Associate Professor Ngaire Kerse, Mr Andrew Sporle

Department of Sociology, University of Auckland, 09 373 7599 ext 85109

Primary care in an ageing society: a modelling approach, 36 months, $1,048,673

Professor Zoltan Endre, Professor Robert Walker, Associate Professor John Leader,

Dr Geoffrey Shaw

Department of Medicine, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, 03 364 1847

Early intervention in acute renal failure, 36 months, $899,320

Professor John Fraser, Professor Edward Baker, Dr Thomas Proft, Dr Indira Basu,

Dr Bruce Wines

Faculty of Medical & Health Sciences, University of Auckland, 09 373 7599 ext 86036

The role of the superantigen-like toxins (SSLs) in staphylococcal pathogenicity, 36 months, $908,541

Dr Mhoyra Fraser, Professor Murray Mitchell, Dr Jeffrey Keelan, Professor John Hopkins

Liggins Institute, University of Auckland, 09 373 7599 ext 3024

Preterm brain injury and the role of intrauterine infection in causation of white matter damage, 36 months, $1,000,171


Dr Marewa Glover, Mr John Waldon, Ms Harangi Biddle

Department of Applied Behavioural Science, University of Auckland, 09 373 7599 ext 86044

Te Whaangai Uu - Te Reo o te Aratika (Kaupapa Maori breast feeding advice services versus generic breast feeding advice services), 18 months, $314,290

Professor Peter Gluckman, Associate Professor Hamish Spencer, Dr Mark Vickers, Professor Mark Hanson, Dr David Raubenheimer

Liggins Institute, University of Auckland, 09 373 7599 ext 86634

Intergenerational macronutrient transitions and long-term consequences, 36 months, $825,645

Dr Alistair Gunn, Dr Laura Bennet, Dr Simon Malpas, Dr Malcolm Battin, Dr Ellen Knapp, Dr Sherly George

Department of Physiology, University of Auckland, 09 373 7599 ext 86763

Hypothermia and preterm brain injury, 36 months, $902,776

Dr Matire Harwood, Dr Mark Weatherall, Professor Kathryn McPherson, Dr Harry McNaughton, Dr Api Talemaitoga, Dr John Gommans, Dr Alan Barber

Medical Research Institute of New Zealand, 04 472 9112

Improving stroke recovery for Maori and their whanau, 36 months, $1,065,917

Dr Ian Hermans, Professor Graham Le Gros, Professor Vincenzo Cerundolo

Malaghan Institute of Medical Research, 04 499 6914 ext 823

Improving vaccines with adjuvants that stimulate NKT cells, 36 months, $607,477

Dr Paul Hessian, Associate Professor John Highton, Professor Malcolm Smith

Department of Physiology, Otago School of Medical Sciences, University of Otago, 03 479 7481

CD21L and clinical outcomes for rheumatoid arthritis, 36 months, $958,295

Associate Professor Gary D Housley, Associate Professor Peter R Thorne, Dr Srdjan Vlajkovic, Professor Allen Ryan

Department of Physiology, University of Auckland, 09 373 7599 ext 86300

The contribution of ATP-gated ion channels to noise-induced hearing loss, 36 months, $796,527

Professor Michael Kalloniatis, Dr Erica Fletcher, Dr Brendan O'Brien, Dr Monica Acosta, Dr Keely Bumsted O'Brien

Department of Optometry & Vision Science, University of Auckland, 09 373 7599 ext 82977

Photoreceptor degeneration in retinitis pigmentosa, 36 months, $827,930

Ms Vera Keefe-Ormsby, Mr Gordon Purdie, Dr Pauline Koopu, Dr Hugh Trengrove

Eru Pomare Maori Health Research Centre, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, 04 385 5924

Hospital oral health services use in the Wellington region, 18 months, $132,561


Associate Professor Ngaire Kerse, Associate Professor Bruce Arroll, Ms Elizabeth Robinson, Dr Simon Hatcher, Professor Anthony Dowell, Professor Gregory Kolt,

Dr Raina Elley, Ms Kathy Peri, Dr John Parsons, Ms Karen Hayman

Department of General Practice, University of Auckland, 09 373 7599 ext 84467

Maximising function in depressed older patients, 36 months, $681,534

Associate Professor Jane Koziol-McLain, Dr Janet Fanslow, Dr Emma Davies

School of Nursing, Auckland University of Technology, 09 917 9999 ext 7712

Healthcare site-based partner violence screening and intervention efficacy, 36 months, $1,225,037

Dr Elizabeth Ledgerwood, Dr Michael Hubbard, Dr Fabian Lecomte

Department of Biochemistry, Otago School of Medical Sciences, University of Otago, 03 4795195

Functional analysis of ERp29, a protein-folding assistant up-regulated in cancer, 36 months, $912,452

Dr Simon Malpas, Dr Carolyn Barrett, Dr Sarah-Jane Guild

Department of Physiology, University of Auckland, 09 373 7599 ext 84584

The link between the brain and kidney in development of hypertension, 36 months, $1,073,032

Professor Jim Mann, Dr David Tipene-Leach, Dr Kirsten McAuley, Dr Sally Abel,

Dr Sheila Williams, Dr Nathan Joseph, Ms Helen Pahau, Dr Kirsten Coppell

Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, 03 479 7719

Ngati Porou Hauora Prevent Diabetes Project, 12 months, $126,456

Dr Colin McArthur, Professor Robyn Norton, Associate Professor Rinaldo Bellomo,

Dr Simon Finfer, Dr Shay McGuiness, Dr Richard Dinsdale, Dr Tony Williams

Auckland Hospital, Auckland District Health Board, 09 307 2892

Normoglycaemia in Intensive Care Evaluation (NICE) study, 30 months, $580,174

Dr Deborah McLeod, Ms Bridget Robson, Dr Peter Crampton, Dame Anne Salmond, Professor Anthony Dowell, Ms Donna Cormack, Mr Tom Love, Mr Michael Howard

Department of General Practice, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, 04 385 5541 ext 5621

General practice enrolment, utilisation and disease management 2001 & 2005, 24 months, $412,725

Dr Pamela Melding, Mrs Joanna Stewart, Associate Professor Paul Merrick, Ms Snezana Mitrovic-Tosovic, Dr Richard Worrall, Professor Rocco Pitto, Dr Francois Stapelburg, Professor Keith Wesnes

Mental Health Services for Older People, Centre for Clinical Research & Effective Practice, 09 373 7599

Post operative cognitive decline in New Zealand: what are the risks? 36 months, $469,309


Professor Mervyn Merrilees, Professor Thomas Wight

Division of Anatomy with Radiology, University of Auckland, 09 373 7599 ext 86506

The use of proteoglycan genes to engineer a vessel wall resistant to atherosclerosis, 24 months, $279,956

Ms Helen Moewaka Barnes, Ms Belinda Borell, Ms Wendy Henwood, Liliana Clarke,

Mr Otto Huisman

Centre for Social & Health Outcomes Research & Evaluation, Massey University, 09 366 6136

Te Mauri o te U-Kai-Po: intergenerational experiences of environments and wellbeing, 36 months, $878,401

Dr Paul Ockelford, Professor John Simes, Dr Timothy Brighton, Dr Paul Harper,

Dr John Eikelboom

Thromboembolism Unit, Auckland District Health Board, 09 571 4088 ext 7889

Low dose aspirin to prevent recurrent venous thromboembolism: a multicentre trial, 36 months, $537,000

Dr Chris Pemberton, Professor Mark Richards, Dr Chris Charles, Professor Tim Yandle, Dr Steven Soule

Department of Medicine, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, 03 364 0848

C-ghrelin: A novel link between metabolic dysfunction and cardiovascular disease, 36 months, $855,367

Associate Professor Mihi Ratima, Ms Sonia Rapana, Mr Tony Iwikau, Ms Olivia Marsden, Ms Edith McNeill, Ms Angelea Bayley, Ms Belinda Ihaka, Mr Greg Coyle

Division of Public Health and Psychosocial Studies, Auckland University of Technology, 09 917 9999 ext 7234

A diabetes-related lower limb pathology control demonstration intervention for Maori, 24 months, $469,690

Professor Stephen Robertson, Dr Zandra Jenkins

Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago, 0 3 479 7469

The functions of filamins: understanding the genetics of congenital malformations, 12 months, $310,765

Dr Anna Sansom, Associate Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman, Professor Chris Cunningham, Dr Kevin Dew, Dr Mark Weatherall, Ms Jo-Ani Robinson, Dr Sarah Dean

Department of Medicine, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, 04 385 5999 ext 4879

Exploring the housing needs and experiences of people with disability in New Zealand, 24 months, $372,998

Professor Russell Scott, Dr Christopher Florkowski, Professor Peter George, Ms Joanna Young, Ms Patrice McGregor, Miss Sarah Molyneux

Lipid and Diabetes Research Group, Canterbury DHB, 03 3640 449

Does ezetimibe correct vascular dysfunction? 14 months, $102,122

Associate Professor Robert Scragg, Dr Lorna Dyall, Associate Professor Ngaire Kerse, Mr Malakai Ofanoa, Mr David Schaaf, Dr John Wishart

School of Public Health , University of Auckland, 09 373 7599 ext 86336

Effect of ultraviolet B radiation and vitamin D on blood pressure and insulin sensitivity, 24 months, $550,475

Professor Peter Shepherd, Professor Matthew During, Dr Callum Sutherland

Department of Molecular Medicine & Pathology, University of Auckland, 09 373 7599 ext 89891

Is Id2 a master switch for glucose induced complications of diabetes? 36 months, $847,514

Dr Robert Siebers

Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, 04 385 5541 ext 6838

Early life fungal biomass exposure and development of allergic diseases, 12 months, $108,368

Dr Andrea 't Mannetje, Professor Neil Pearce, Dr Barry Borman, Dr Evan Dryson,

Dr Chris Walls, Dr David J McLean, Dr Jefferson R Fowles, Ms Tania Slater, Dr David Phillips, Associate Professor Manolis Kogevinas, Professor Pier Bertazzi, Dr Patrick O'Connor

Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University, 04 380 0682

Dioxin exposure levels and health effects in phenoxy herbicide production workers, 36 months, $1,111,036

Professor Warren Tate, Dr Russell Poulter, Dr Elizabeth Poole, Dr Chris Brown

Department of Biochemistry, Otago School of Medical Sciences, University of Otago, 03 479 7839

Post-transcriptional processes as drug target for HIV & Hepatitis B & C viruses, 36 months, $1,302,420

Dr John A Taylor, Associate Professor Rod Dunbar, Professor John Fraser, Professor Edward Gane, Dr Nikolai Naomouv

School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, 09 373 7599 ext 2854

Restoration of antiviral T-cell activity during chronic hepatitis B infection using superantigens, 36 months, $921,265

HRC Strategic Development Contracts

Ms Amohia Boulton, Dr Jacqueline Cumming

Te Pumanawa Hauora ki Manawatu, Massey University, 06 350 5799 ext 7541

Contracting for Whanau Ora, 36 months, $121,308

Dr Nicola Dalbeth, Associate Professor Jillian Cornish, Professor Ian Reid

Department of Medicine, University of Auckland, 0044 0 2087 400 251

Mechanisms of bone erosion in chronic tophaceous gout, 18 months, $119,197


Dr Sunia Foliaki

Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University, 04 380 0618

Cancer in Pacific populations, 36 months, $68,582

Dr Catherine Gilchrist, Associate Professor Lai-Ming Ching

Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre, University of Auckland, 09 373 7599 ext 86938

Ubiquitin-Proteasome pathway function and cancer, 18 months, $109,189

Dr Elizabeth Ledgerwood, Dr Ian Morison

Department of Biochemistry, Otago School of Medical Sciences, University of Otago, 03 4795195

Utility for a cell-death mutation from a healthy family? 12 months, $121,205

Professor Kathryn McPherson, Dr Matire Harwood, Dr Mark Weatherall, Dr Harry McNaughton, Associate Professor Richard Seigert, Professor Mark Ylvesaker

Division of Rehabilitation & Occupation Studies, Auckland University of Technology, 09 917 9999 ext 7110

Goal setting in rehabilitation: two new approaches in acquired brain injury, 12 months, $107,908

Dr Benjamin F Miller, Professor George A Brooks

Department of Sport & Exercise Science, University of Auckland, 09 373 7599 ext 86607

Use of exercise and nutrition for increased muscle quality in older individuals, 12 months, $81,298

Mr Stephan Milosavljevic, Associate Professor Peter Milburn, Dr Allan Carman, Professor Jack Callaghan

Department of Physiotherapy, Otago School of Medical Sciences, University of Otago, 03 479 7193

Cumulative loads on the body in wool harvesting, 18 months, $121,132

Dr Johanna Montgomery

Department of Physiology, University of Auckland, 09 373 7599

Functional incorporation of new brain cells into existing neuronal networks, 18 months, $112,532

Dr Cliona Ni Mhurchu, Dr Anthony Rodgers, Mr Andrew Jull, Dr Harry Prapavessis

Clinical Trials Research Unit, Auckland UniServices Ltd, 09 373 7599 ext 84494

Feasibility study of a novel strategy to increase physical activity in children, 12 months, $123,467

Ms Suzanne Pitama, Professor Mark Richards, Mr Paul Robertson, Dr Vicky Cameron, Dr Matea Gillies

Department of Public Health & General Practice, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, 03 364 3635

Feasibility study to determine cardiovascular health in Maori communities, 12 months, $108,070

Associate Professor Susan Stott, Dr Sharon Walt

Department of Surgery, University of Auckland, 09 373 7999 ext 82861

Measurement of functional activity in children with cerebral palsy: a pilot study, 24 months, $105,056

Dr Gail Tipa, Miss Eleanor Murphy, Dr Guy Penny

Tipa and Associates, 03 489 4534

Improving Maori health wellbeing through kaitiakitanga, 24 months, $120,000

Ms Benita Wakefield, Mrs Miriama Kahu, Ms Keri Lawson Te-Aho, Mr Bevan Tipene Matua, Dr Ailsa Smith

Te Tai O Marokura Trust, 03 319 6443

Socio-political impacts of health policies on Maori within Te Waipounamu, 18 months, $123,525

Dr Guy Warman, Dr Jennifer Weller, Professor Alan Merry, Mr Taituha Kingi,

Mr James Cheeseman, Dr Antonio Fernando, Ms Chris Inglis, Dr Rebecca de Souza

Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Auckland, 09 623 6588 ext 28426

A survey of circadian-related sleep disorders in the New Zealand blind community, 15 months, $125,000

Ms Janice Wenn, Professor Chris Cunningham

Research Centre for Maori Health & Development, Massey University, 04 380 0627

Developing Quality Standards for Kaupapa Hauora Services: an interactive study, 36 months, $84,621

Dr Sarah Young, Dr Vernon Ward, Dr Kenneth Beagley, Dr Margaret Baird

Department of Microbiology, Otago School of Medical Sciences, University of Otago, 03 479 9084

Virus-like particles to deliver a 'wipe on' vaccine against Chlamydia, 12 months, $102,710

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