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Dunedin School of Medicine research supported by Lottery grants

Tuesday 16 April 2013 11:52am

Dunedin School of Medicine researchers have gained $335,600 in new funding from the Lottery Grants Board to pursue research aimed at improving the health status of New Zealanders. Researchers from the School have received three research and/or equipment grants, and two PhD scholarships.

The Dunedin School of Medicine grants involve a variety of health-related topics ranging from melanoma research to improving school playgrounds to enhance children's physical activity and health.

About Lottery Health Research

Lottery Health Research distributes grants to support:

  • Research into the cause, prevention, and treatment of disorders affecting the health of New Zealanders
  • Research which will lead to advances in health and biomedical science for the ultimate benefit of all New Zealanders
  • The development, maintenance, and retention of a highly skilled workforce of health and bio-medical researchers in New Zealand

Dunedin School of Medicine Lottery Health Grant recipients

Professor Antony Braithwaite, Department of Pathology

p53 isoforms and melanoma
$66,600

Dr Kirsten Lovelock, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine

Occupational health of front line workers in Christchurch
$45,000

Dr Euan Rodger, Department of Pathology

A New Zealand family holds the key to myelodysplastic syndrome
$54,000

Dunedin School of Medicine PhD scholarship recipients

Victoria Farmer, Department of Medicine

Improving school playgrounds to enhance physical activity and health in children: The Play Study
$85,000

Lindsay Robertson, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine

Regulation of tobacco retailing
$85,000