The Canterbury Medical Research Foundation is thrilled to announce that its 2019 Major Project funding round granted a record-breaking $843,323 in support of local research projects.

After an intense review by the Scientific Assessment Committee, led by Professor Ben Hudson, nine projects were successful in gaining the support of the Foundation, covering a wide range of health questions, many of which are very significant to the health of not only the local Canterbury community, but all New Zealanders.


From left to right – Dr Janet Spittlehouse, CMRF board members Simon Carey & Mark Jordan, Dr Janice Chew-Harris, Dr Juliet Pullar, Dr Samantha Murray, Dr Richard McNeill, Dr Elisabeth Phillips, Dr Vanessa Lattimore, Dr Samantha Lee. Absent: Dr Campbell Le Heron

Huge congratulations to the successful researchers and thanks to our SAC committee members for all their hard work and hours spent on deliberating this year’s major project funding round.

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