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International researcher to speak at meeting

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HAWKE’S BAY MEDICAL
RESEARCH FOUNDATION

6 November 2006

International researcher to speak at HB medical research meeting

Hawke’s Bay Medical Research Foundations 45th Annual Meeting will be held in Hawke’s Bay Hospital’s Education Centre at 5pm on Wednesday 15th November 2006.

The guest speaker will be world renowned Professor Jane Harding talking on “Does Health Research matter for New Zealand”

Voted ‘New Zealander of the Year” by North & South magazine in 2004, Prof. Harding obtained her medical degree at the University of Auckland and went on to Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. After specialist training as a Paediatrician in New Zealand she did postdoctoral work at the Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of California.

She is currently a Professor of Neonatology and Deputy Director of the Liggins Institute (a research institute) at Auckland University. She also works as a specialist neonatologist at National Women’s Hospital. Jane’s major research interests concern the regulation of growth before and after birth of the baby, particularly the interaction between nutrition hormones and growth in babies.

Prof Harding’s research has been widely published, and she has received many major awards; Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand (2001), Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (2002), Alumni Achievement Award, Faculty of Medicine and Health Science University of Auckland (2003)

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