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Research Highlights

Research Symposium 2020

When:  2pm - 5pm Thursday 2 July 2020.
Where: Whenua Pupuke Auditorium, North Shore Hospital, Takapuna.

Call for submissions will open March 2020. Programme and poster gallery from 2019 available on the Symposium page.

Recent Grant Successes

Waitematā DHB welcomes collaboration with external researchers. Direct all grant enquiries to

Lottery Health Research Equipment Fund (2019)
Dr Michal Kluger & Monica Skarin: Midodrine to prevent Orthostatic Intolerance after Hip and Knee Joint Replacements ($34,288)

Auckland Medical Research Foundation Project Grant (2019)
Dr Michal Kluger: Midodrine to prevent Orthostatic Intolerance after Hip and Knee Joint Replacements (24mths, $159,132)

Auckland Medical Research Foundation (2019)

Dr Elizabeth Berryman: Oral presentation of research and keynote on digital health at the International Conference of Digital Health, Houston, Texas ($2,855)

HRC Breast Cancer Register 2018 Partnership
Dr Karen Bartholomew: Gaps in the provision of radiotherapy for early breast cancer (12mths, $64,984)

HRC Feasibility Study (2018)
Assoc. Prof. Jonathan Koea: Bridging rongoā Māori healing & medical health treatment collaboration (24mths, $219,375)

HRC Feasibility Study (2018)
Dr Michal Kluger: STRIDE - Steroids To Reduce the Impact on DElirium (18mths, $249,840)

HRC Emerging Researcher First Grant (2018)
Dr David Rice (with AUT): Anti-depressants for osteoarthritis pain: Can we predict treatment efficacy?  (24mths, $247,098)

HRC Māori Health Research Knowledge Translation Grant (2017)
Associate Professor Jonathan Koea, Developing a collaboration between rongoā Māori and western medicine ($5,000, 6 months)

HRC Pacific Health Research PhD Scholarship (2017)
Mrs Georgina McPherson, (through AUT), Pacific women navigating colposcopy services ($49,957, 24 months)


Publication Highlights

  • Notified Journal Articles 2018
  • Notified Journal Articles 2017
  • Notified Journal Articles 2016
  • CEO publication prize winners:
    Allen, J., Blair, D., & Miles, A. (2017) Assessment of videofluoroscopic swallow study findings before and after cricopharyngeal myotomy Head & Neck, 39(9), 1869 - 1875.
    Young, S.W., Walker, M.L., Bayan, A., Briant-Evans, T., Pavlou, P., & Farrington, B. (2017). The Chitranjan S. Ranawat Award: No Difference in 2-year Functional Out comes Using Kinematic versus Mechanical Alignment in TKA: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 475(1), 9-20.
    Dixon, J., Ahn, E., Zhou, L., Lim, R., Simpson, D., Merriman, E.G. (2015) Venous thromboembolism rates in patients undergoing major hip and knee joint surgery at Waitemata District Health Board: a retrospective audit. Intern Medicine Journal 45(4), 416-22.
    Boyd, M., Armstrong, D., Zhou, L., Parker, J., Pilcher, C., McKenzie-Green, B., Connolly, M.J. (2014). Do Gerontology Nurse Specialists make a difference to hospitalization of long term care residents: results of a randomised comparison trial. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 62(10), 1962-1967.


Health Excellence Awards

These awards showcase the outstanding work by health professionals in our district to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities we serve. Improving patient outcomes is the single most important benefit to follow from evidence-based discussion and debate on health and healthcare. The Health Excellence Awards provide a forum in which improvements can be embedded and shared.