25th November 2011, Volume 124 Number 1346

At the November meeting of the Scientific Advisory Group of the National Heart Foundation, a total of 19 grants were awarded. The awards included 9 Small Project Grants, 1 Grant-in-Aid and 9 Travel Grants.


Dr Alexandra Chisholm

Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, Dunedin

The Nuts2 Study

$14,807 for 1 year

Dr Scott Harding

Department of Cardiology, Wellington Hospital

High on treatment platelet reactivity in acute coronary syndromes.

$14,000 for 30 months

Dr Regis Lamberts

Department of Physiology, University of Otago, Dunedin

Effect of β2-adrenoceptor function in the human diabetic myocardium.

$14,655 for 1 year

Assoc Professor Welma Stonehouse

Institute of Food, Nutrition & Human Health, Massey University (Auckland)

Fruit and vegetables and cardiovascular disease risk.

$14,886 for 1 year

Dr Anna Rolleston

The Cardiac Clinic, Mt Maunganui

A Kaupapa Maori exercise and education based programme for cardiovascular risk education.

$13,294 for 1 year

Dr Jun Lu

Faculty of Health & Environmental Sciences, AUT University

SSAT in human heart.

$15,000 for 1 year

Ms Susan Waterworth

School of Nursing, University of Auckland

‘It’s just not about heart failure’: optimising the primary health care (practice nurse) role as a navigator in supporting patients with multiple long term conditions, and their family/whanau.

$14,975 for 9 months

Assoc Professor Nick Wilson

Department of Public Health, Te Tari Hauora Tumatanui, University of Otago, Wellington

Studying cigarette butt littering to inform smokefree street policies: A new methodology and results.

$3,619 for 4 months

Dr Arlo Upton

Microbiology Department, Labtests, Auckland

Throat swabs for diagnosis of group A streptococcus (GAS) pharyngitis: comparison of rapid antigen diagnostic test (RADT) using flocked swabs to conventional swabs in a high risk population of children.

$8,786 for 18 months


Mr Jesse Ashton

Auckland Bioengineering Institute, University of Auckland

Research internship for study titled ‘Influence of autonomic stimulation on the genesis of atrial arrhythmias in heart failure’.

$3,222 for 1 year


Mr Nathan Cowie

Centre for Tobacco Control Research, Social & Community Health, University of Auckland

15th World Conference on Tobacco or Health, Singapore.

Ms Christina Ergler

School of Environment, University of Auckland

32nd International Geographical Congress - Down to Earth, Cologne, Germany.

Mr Anjeela Kumar

National Addiction Centre, Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch

15th World Conference on Tobacco or Health, Singapore.

Ms Catherine Lizamore

Department of Social Science, Parks, Recreation, Tourism & Sport, Lincoln University

American College of Sports Medicine: 59thAnnual Meeting and 3rd World Congress on Exercise is Medicine, California, USA.

Dr Jun Lu

Faculty of Health & Environmental Sciences, AUT University

20th Annual Scientific Meeting of International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Melbourne, Australia.

Ms Suzanne Mavoa

SHORE & Whariki Research Centre, School of Public Health, Massey University

Geographic Information Systems Research UK Conference, Lancaster, & SenseCam Symposium, Oxford, UK.

Ms Karen Peebles

Department of Surgery & Anaesthesia, University of Otago, Wellington

17th Meeting of the European Society for Neurosonography and Cerebral Haemodynamics, Venice, Italy.

Dr Anna Pilbrow

Department of Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch

American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, Orlando, USA.

Dr John Thompson

Department of Paediatrics: Child & Youth Health, University of Auckland

1st International Conference of Nutrition and Growth, Paris, France.