The latest round of project grants from the Health Research Council of New Zealand were announced last week, and three CBR members have received sizeable grants – a real vote of confidence in what is a highly competitive process which often sees less than ten percent of applications go on to receive grants.
Professor Peter Thorne (below) receives $966,266 over 36 months for Imaging the labyrinthine-blood barrier in Meniere’s disease. Meniere’s disease is a disorder of the inner ear that affects hearing and balance, leading to hearing loss and episodes of vertigo.
Dr Ben Thompson receives $1,167,538 over 36 months for A randomized clinical trial of a new binocular treatment for amblyopia. You can read more about this research here: http://www.fmhs.auckland.ac.nz/faculty/newsandevents/new_news_details.aspx?Id=1027
Dr Deborah Hay receives $1,199,853 over 36 months for Adrenomedullin 1 receptor antagonists as novel anti-angiogenic agents. An excellent result for these researchers and for CBR.