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The New Zealand Medical Journal

 Journal of the New Zealand Medical Association, 18-June-2004, Vol 117 No 1196

Grants awarded March 2004
At the March meeting of the Scientific Committee of the National Heart Foundation a total of 14 grants were awarded. The awards included nine small project grants and five travel grants.
The National Heart Foundation also funded 7 Summer Studentships for Medical Students.


Dr James Baldi
Department of Sport and Exercise Science, University of Auckland
The effects of age and training status on cardiac output and diastolic myocardial function during exercise.
$15,000 for 1 year.
Dr Pranesh Jogia
Department of Intensive Care/Cardiology, Waikato Hospital
Brain natriuretic peptide in the cardiac intensive care.
$10,000 for 18 months.
Dr Gregory Jones
Department of Medical & Surgical Sciences, Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago
Plasma metalloproteinase activity as a marker for coronary artery in-stent restenosis.
$13,200 for 6 months.
Dr Michael Kalkoff
Department of Intensive Care/Cardiothoracic Surgery, Waikato Hospital
Cytokine and alpha adrenergic expression in patients post cardiac surgery.
$12,000 for 18 months.
Dr Murray Laugesen
Health NZ Ltd
Testing of cigarettes with and without charcoal filters to measure the reduction in cardio-respiratory toxicity of the smoke.
$13,000 for 6 months.
Dr Sanjeevan Pasupati
Cardiovascular Research Unit, Green Lane Hospital
New blood test to assess cardiac ischaemia during exercise.
$15,000 for 1 year.
Ms Tania Slatter
Department of Biochemistry, School of Medical Sciences, University of Otago
The prevalence of ABCA1 mutations in New Zealanders with coronary artery disease and low levels of HDL.
$13,253 for 1 year.
Assoc Professor Christine Thomson
Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago
Bioavailability of selenium from Brazil nuts, and health effects of Brazil nuts and selenium.
$14,180 for 1 year.
Dr Cara Wasywich
Department of Medicine, University of Auckland
Plasma surfactant protein-B in heart failure.
$8,000 for 1 year.


Assoc Professor Richard Milne
Department of Pharmacology, University of Auckland
9th Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research in Washington DC, and conduct training in Montreal
Assoc Professor Keith Petrie
Division of Health Psychology, University of Auckland
American Psychological Association Convention, Hawaii, USA.
Dr Harry Prapavessis
Department of Sport and Exercise Science, University of Auckland
8th International Congress of Behavioural Medicine, Mainz, Germany.
Ms Nicola Scott
Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago
Hypertension Satellite Symposia 2004, Sintra, Portugal, and ICE 2004, Lisbon, Portugal.
Ms Gillian Whalley
Department of Medicine, University of Auckland
Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Society of Echocardiography.


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