2016 Grants

11 September 2016

In the 2016 Auckland Academic Health Alliance Collaborative Research Grant round University and Hospital jointly-led projects were awarded a total of $300,000 to foster research relationships that promise enhancements in prevention, diagnosis and therapies. 

These funds are jointly awarded by the A+ Trust and the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.

More information on the fund.


  • Dr Susann Beier and Associate Professor Mark Webster
for Coronary Artery Atlas, a study of coronary artery flow assessment in normal and pathological cases to improve stent strategy.

  • Dr Raida Al-Kassas and Dr Mark O'Carroll 

for New and effective method for the treatment of cystic fibrosis using nanotechnology, an investigation into delivering sodium chloride therapy using inhaled nanoparticles.

  • Professor Merryn Gott and Dr Andrew Old 

for End of Life Care Provision by Auckland DHB, an extensive survey on the end of life circumstances of terminal patients dying under the care of the Auckland District Health Board.

  • Professor Mike Dragunow and Dr Clinton Turner 
for Immune Cells in Meningioma, a retrospective observational analysis of the prognostic significance of tumour infiltrating lymphocyte and macrophage subsets. The particular focus is on the seven-year recurrence-free survival of patients with meningioma in Auckland.