Post by Kiwi Frontline on Apr 30, 2018 18:25:24 GMT 12
NEW MAORI EMERGING LEADER FELLOWSHIPS ANNOUNCED
A University of Otago researcher wants to improve the quantity and quality of life for Maori with cancer, and he’s just been awarded nearly $500,000 to identify strategies to do so.
Dr Jason Gurney, an epidemiologist and senior research fellow at the University of Otago, Wellington, is one of two researchers who has just received a 2018 Maori Health Research Emerging Leader Fellowship. These awards are managed and awarded jointly by the Health Research Council and the Ministry of Health.
The second $500,000 fellowship was awarded to Dr Reremoana (Moana) Theodore, co-director of the National Centre for Lifecourse Research and senior research fellow with the Department of Psychology, University of Otago. The experienced lifecourse researcher plans to examine the link between educational exposures and health outcomes for Maori.
Lifecourse research, which follows people’s lives over time, has shown that what happens from early life has an impact on long-term health and wellbeing. "Lifecourse research aligns...