Auckland Academic Health Alliance

The Auckland Academic Health Alliance formalises a research, teaching and clinical delivery relationship spanning five decades between the metropolitan Auckland District Health Boards (Auckland, Waitematā and Counties Manukau) and the University of Auckland.


Auckland Academic Health Alliance in action

Centre for Cancer Research (CCR)

A major focus of the Centre for Cancer Research is on improving health outcomes while reducing inequalities for all New Zealanders while engaging strongly with the community at all levels. This brings a unique and exciting opportunity to truly integrate basic, translational, clinical and population health research programmes to improve patient outcomes.

CCR - Research grant funding call

We are delighted to announce a call for applications to our new cancer research fund. This fund is part of a generous gift from the Li Family and is intended to encourage and boost research in the broad field of cancer across all disciplines and to encourage researchers from the University of Auckland and their DHB colleagues to collaborate. The application form and fund guidelines are posted here for you to read and download.


Auckland Regional Biobank (ARB)

As a medical and health sciences researcher, you can apply to access tissue and related medical data from the Te Ira Kāwai ARB.


Grafton Clinical Genomics

Grafton Clinical Genomics (GCG) is a collaboration between the University of Auckland and Auckland DHB as part of the Auckland Academic Health Alliance. We have an IANZ accredited laboratory located in the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland on its Grafton Campus.


Auckland Cancer Trials Centre

The Auckland Cancer Trials Centre was developed in partnership with the Auckland Regional Cancer and Blood Services as a cornerstone AAHA initiative. It’s an early phase clinical research facility dedicated to providing patients access to novel anticancer therapies under clinical trial protocols and is a first for the New Zealand public health system. This ground-breaking unit will help to establish an integrated cancer centre in Auckland, future proofing New Zealand in this important field.


Collaboration grants

The AAHA Research Collaboration Fund provides ‘seed’ funding to strengthen relationships between researchers at the University of Auckland and its partner DHBs. Applications for grants from this Fund close on 5 October 2020.


Genomics Into Medicine

Genomics Into Medicine (GIM) is a University of Auckland Strategic Research Initiative for research-led clinical genomics.



On this page, you can read the latest news from the Auckland Academic Health Alliance (AAHA), Auckland District Health Board and/ or the University of Auckland – Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences. Read here.



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For the latest information

For updates on the AAHA, news on research and health care milestones and more, you can subscribe to the Dean's Diary newsletter from the Medical and Health Sciences faculty at the University of Auckland, read the eNova newsletter from the Auckland District Health Board or visit our news and events section.

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