Grants for public health research scientists

Scientists at Massey University’s Centre for Public Health Research based in Wellington have recently been awarded more than $300,000 in grants from four different funding agencies.

Research Fellow Naomi Brewer was granted $60,000 by Lotteries Health Research to study inequalities in New Zealand cervical cancer survival, and with fellow researcher Sunia Foliaki, $60,000 funding from the International Agency for Research on Cancer for a survey of cervical abnormalities and human papilloma virus prevalence in Tonga.

Associate Professor Jeroen Douwes was awarded funding of $50,000 by Lotteries Health Research and $30,000 by the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation, for his studies into innate immunity and asthma.

Meanwhile Associate Professor Barry Borman has been awarded $75,000 by the Ministry of Health Ministry to review options for a chemical injury surveillance strategy, and also $35,000 to provide epidemiological services to the Maori Health Directorate.

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