Established in 2016 in memory of the late Professor Brian Hardy who graduated from the Otago Medical School in 1964. He completed his surgical training in Dunedin, spending considerable time in immunological research with Dr Barbara Heslop. He subsequently completed a urological fellowship at the University of California Los Angeles and a further fellowship at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and the Boston's Children's Hospital. His first academic appointment was at the University of Toronto Sick Children's Hospital. During his 30 year career as Chief of the Division of Paediatric Urology at the Los Angeles Children's Hospital he built his division into one of the leading paediatric urological programmes in the United States. Many of his contributions were not well known in New Zealand but he retained a firm commitment to the country and his educational heritage.
The purpose of the scholarship is to assist students in the BMedSc(Hons) programme studying in a Paediatric discipline.
Applicants must be:
a New Zealand citizen or New Zealand Residence Class Visa Holder
enrolled for the degree of Bachelor of Medical Science with Honours studying a Paediatric discipline within a department of the Otago Medical School at any of its three main campuses (Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington)