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Health researchers supported by lottery grants

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 4:47pm

Dunedin School of Medicine researchers have gained over NZ$500,000 dollars in funding from the Lottery Grants Board to support studies aimed at improving the health status of New Zealanders.

Researchers from the Departments of Medicine, Pathology, and Surgical Sciences have received eight grants. A full list appears below.

Nationally, around NZ$3.89 million comprising 64 grants was distributed in the Lottery Health Research 2013–2014 funding round.

Dunedin School of Medicine recipients of Lottery Health Research Grants

Gammacell 3000 Elan (Best Theratronics)

Dr Nick Fleming
Department of Pathology
NZ$100,000

The role of peri-operative gabapentin in the management of pain following tonsillectomy

Mr Patrick Dawes
Department of Surgical Sciences
NZ$50,000

Does melanoma in NZ require a more discriminatory diagnostic test?

Professor Mike Eccles
Department of Pathology
NZ$86,595

Determining clinical markers for pre-eclampsia that can be used to improve the pre and post-natal health of mothers and infants in New Zealand

Dr Erin Macaulay
Department of Pathology
NZ$53,000

Imaging the Obese Brain: The use of EEG imaging in obese and lean individuals

Associate Professor Patrick Manning
Department of Medicine
NZ$23,822

Investigation of efficacy of pharmacological anti-inflammatory regimes to improve long-term outcomes of glaucoma drainage operations

Professor Anthony Molteno
Department of Medicine
NZ$94,983

New approaches to cures for childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)

Professor Ian Morison
Department of Pathology
NZ$95,000

Thiamine to improve stem cell function in patients undergoing bypass surgery: A randomised control trial

Professor Michael Williams
Department of Medicine
NZ$37,000