News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 

Professor Doug Sellman and co-authors recipients of Award

Professor Doug Sellman and co-authors recipients of the 2018 New Zealand Medical Association’s Robinson Award

The New Zealand Medical Association’s 2018 Richard Robinson Award goes to Professor Doug Sellman and co-authors Ria Schroder, Daryle Deering, Jane Elmslie, James Foulds and Chris Frampton.

The Robinson Award is given for excellence in medical writing and a clinically relevant manuscript. It is given at the discretion of the New Zealand Medical Journal’s Editor in Chief Professor Frank Frizelle and brings with it $2,000 of sponsorship.

The medical research manuscript Psychosocial enhancement of the Green Prescription for obesity recovery: a randomised controlled trial was published in the New Zealand Medical Journal in February 2017 and illustrates medical research at its best.

Professor Frizelle said: “This manuscript makes sense of one of the global issues affecting health today and I am thrilled to present this award to Doug and his team for their stellar work in highlighting this issue and in a way that everyone can understand.”

“I’m delighted, and honestly my team and I are overwhelmed to receive this award,” said Professor Sellman. “It recognises that obesity is a fundamental challenge for health care systems today and it is critical that we assist the thousands of people already suffering from obesity and prevention in primary care. I am so very grateful to Frank and the NZMA for making this Award possible.”

“Receiving this award means we have additional funding that goes to Kia Ākina a charitable trust that supports and encourages people to overcome obesity and live a better quality of life.”

NZMA thanks MAS for sponsoring this award that highlights New Zealand’s leading-edge medical research.

- ends-

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 


Howard Davis Review: Tarantino's Pitch-Perfect Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood

Welcome back to the violent and misogynistic, yet always entertaining world of Quentin Tarantino, who this time around focuses his dyspeptic lens on Tinseltown's pimply backside. More>>


Westpac Exiting Cake Tin: Stadium Announces Naming Rights Agreement With Sky

Wellington Regional Stadium Trust (WRST) and Sky Network Television Ltd (Sky) have announced a new partnership that will see Sky secure the naming rights of the Stadium from 1 January 2020. More>>

ALSO:

ASB Classic: Serena Williams Confirmed For 2020

One of the biggest names in sport has confirmed she will be returning to the ASB Classic in 2020. Twenty-three time Grand Slam singles champion Serena Williams will return to Auckland’s ASB Tennis Arena to challenge for the ASB Classic title. More>>


Netball: Taurua To Coach Silver Ferns Through Two More Campaigns

Netball New Zealand has confirmed Taurua will guide the Silver Ferns as they take on the Australian Diamonds in October’s Cadbury Netball Series (Constellation Cup), along with the Northern Quad Series in late January. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland