Video | Business Headlines | Internet | Science | Scientific Ethics | Technology | Search

 

Research For Life recognises Professor Brett Delahunt

Research For Life recognises Professor Brett Delahunt’s contribution to Medical Research

Research for Life has recognised the contribution Professor Brett Delahunt ONZM FRSNZ has made to medical research by awarding him Honorary Life Membership and presenting him with a medal at its Annual General Meeting, held in Wellington on Monday, 19 November 2018.

Prof. Delahunt, Professor of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at the Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, joined Research For Life’s board and Research Advisory Committee in 1991, and was Chairman of the Research Advisory Committee from 1997 to late 2017. He stepped down from the Research Advisory Committee last year but remains a member of the Research For Life’s board of management.

Research For Life’s chairman John Nacey said at the AGM, “Brett Delahunt has had a long and productive association with Research For Life. We are indebted to Brett for his leadership of our Research Advisory Committee and the thorough rigorous process he developed and refined for overseeing the process for reviewing and approving grant applications.

“Brett Delahunt is an internationally recognised and prolific medical researcher with a total of 421 publications to date, including 338 in peer-reviewed publications. In October he was awarded the Hercus Medal by Royal Society Te Apārangi for his research on prostate and kidney cancer, the most recent of the numerous awards and accolades he has received over his professional career.

“We are privileged to have Brett as a board member and acknowledge the tremendous contribution he has made to our organisation. That contribution has enabled many young researchers to undertake innovative medical and biomedical research,” John Nacey said.

Established in 1960, Research For Life funds innovative quality research undertaken by researchers in the early stages of their careers.

This year, Research for Life made 11 research grants and 10 travel grants worth $203,698 in total. Grant recipients were from several Wellington institutions including the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research, Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Biological Sciences, the University of Otago’s Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Massey University Wellington and ESR (The Institute of Environmental Science and Research).

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Air New Zealand: Capital Raise Deferred

Air New Zealand has decided to defer its planned capital raise to later in 2021 allowing more time to assess the impacts of recent developments on the airline’s path to recovery. 'We’ve seen some clearing of COVID-19 clouds recently, with ... More>>

Commerce Commission: Cartel Conduct Now Punishable By Up To 7 Years’ Jail Time

Cartel conduct can now be punished with a term of imprisonment of up to 7 years, after the Commerce (Criminalisation of Cartels) Amendment Act 2019 came into effect today. Cartel conduct includes price fixing, market allocation and bid rigging (see ... More>>

Stats NZ: Auckland Population May Hit 2 Million In Early 2030s

Auckland’s population may rise from about 1.7 million currently to 2 million by early next decade, Stats NZ said today. “Auckland will likely have the highest average annual growth of New Zealand’s 16 regions over the next 30 years, from ... More>>

Air New Zealand: Business Travellers Return To The Skies In Record Numbers

After a year of talking to a computer, Kiwis are leaving the office to re-connect with their clients, suppliers, and staff. New figures released by Air New Zealand show domestic business and corporate travel has defied global trends by returning ... More>>

PwC: Outcome Of Review Into Air New Zealand Gas Turbines Business

Air New Zealand has received the report into its Gas Turbines business from independent external advisers PwC. Air New Zealand Chairman Dame Therese Walsh says the report identified a range of effective controls in the Gas Turbines revenue contracting ... More>>

LPG Association: Renewable LPG Achieves Emissions Budgets With No Need To Ban New LPG Connections

Renewable LPG can supply New Zealand’s LPG needs and achieve the emissions reductions proposed by the Climate Commission without the need to ban new connections, a new study shows. The investigation, by leading consultancy Worley, was prepared for the ... More>>

Commerce: House Values Continue To Climb As New Government Measures Announced

The Government’s new initiatives to quell the rocketing housing market were announced last week, just as house prices hit a new high for the end of March. The average value increased 7.8% nationally over the past three-month period, up from the 6.8% ... More>>