11 December 2019

The New Zealand Medical Association’s 2019 Richard Robinson Award is for the medical research manuscript  Childhood predictors of adult adiposity: ­ Findings from a longitudinal study - NZMJ 23 March 2018, Vol 131 No 1472 ISSN 1175-8716

The authors of the study, Geraldine FH McLeod, David M Fergusson, John Horwood, Joseph M Boden, Frances A Carter received the Award on Tuesday 10 December for excellence in medical writing and a clinically relevant manuscript.  

The award is given at the discretion of the New Zealand Medical Journal’s Editor-in-Chief Professor Frank Frizelle and brings with it $2,000 of sponsorship from MAS. 

The manuscript was published in the New Zealand Medical Journal in Mach 2018 and represents leading research on a topical issue. 

Professor Frizelle said: “This manuscript highlights a growing issue not just for New Zealand but countries worldwide and is already having an impact on morbidity and long-term conditions such as diabetes.”  

“We are delighted to win this award, however we accept it with some sadness as our colleague David is no longer with us but I know he would be proud of what we have achieved as a team and that we are raising awareness of such an important health issue.   We are also grateful to Frank, the NZMJ, NZMA and MAS for making this award possible,” said Dr Joseph Boden.

 

Background information

Professor Richard Robinson and Award

This annual award, presented by the New Zealand Medical Association, recognises the standard of excellence in New Zealand medical publishing set by Professor Richard Robinson during his 32-year term as Editor of the New Zealand Medical Journal.