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GRANTS AWARDED JULY 2010 At the July meeting of the Scientific Advisory Group of the National Heart Foundation, a total of 29 grants were awarded. The awards included 5 Project Grants, 6 Fellowships/Scholarships, 8 Small Project Grants, 1 Grant-in-Aid and 9 Travel Grants. A total of 7 Summer Studentships were also awarded to the Medical Schools at the University of Otago and the University of Auckland. PROJECT GRANTS Professor Timothy Buckenham Department of Academic Radiology, University of Otago, Christchurch Characterisation of atherosclerotic plaque using multispectral CT (MARS). $134,134 for 3 years. Dr Leigh Ellmers Christchurch Cardioendocrine Research Group, University of Otago, Christchurch Uroguanylin: Prognostic/therapeutic potential in cardiovascular disease. $148,962 for 2 years. Associate Professor Ngaire Kerse Department of General Practice & Primary Health Care, University of Auckland At the heart of healthy ageing. $147,191 for 2 years. Dr Barry Palmer Department of Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch The VEGF system and survival in coronary heart disease. $140,864 for 2 years. Dr Richard Troughton Department of Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch The PEOPLE Study: Prospective evaluation of outcome in patients with heart failure with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction. $163,016 for 1 year. FELLOWSHIPS Dr Khang Li Looi An Overseas Training & Research Fellowship (for 1 year) was awarded to Dr Khang Li Looi, Department of Cardiology, North Shore Hospital. Dr Looi will work as an electrophysiological fellow at Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK. Dr Wan Yiu Wandy Chan The Canham Research Fellowship (for 3 years) was awarded to Dr Wan Yiu Wandy Chan, Department of Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch Ms Karen Peebles A Research Fellowship (for 3 years) was awarded to Ms Karen Peebles, Department of Surgery & Anaesthesia, University of Otago, Wellington. Dr Maithri Siriwardena A Research Fellowship (for 2 years) was awarded to Dr Maithri Siriwardena, Christchurch Cardioendocrine Research Group, University of Otago, Christchurch. Mr Alexander Anderson A Postgraduate Scholarship (for 3 years) was awarded to Mr Alexander Anderson, Auckland Bioengineering Institute, University of Auckland. Ms Catherine Lizamore A Postgraduate Scholarship (for 3 years) was awarded to Ms Catherine Lizamore, Department of Social Science, Parks, Recreation & Sport, Lincoln University. SMALL PROJECT GRANTS Professor Philip Bones Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Canterbury Fast methods for magnetic resonance angiography (MRA). $14,800 for 2 years. Dr Paul Young Intensive Care Unit, Wellington Hospital A double-blind randomised controlled trial of remote ischaemic preconditioning in high risk adult cardiac surgery. $15,000 for 1 year. Ms Lana Jago Department of Psychology, University of Auckland Assessment of an online self-management programme to improve adherence in heart failure patients. $12,016 for 1 year. Dr Denis Loiselle Department of Physiology, University of Auckland The efficiency of fish oil-fed hearts. $14,860 for 2 years. Dr Ralph Maddison Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland Development of an m-health physical activity module. $14,965 for 6 months. Dr Anna Pilbrow Christchurch Cardioendocrine Research Group, University of Otago, Christchurch Genetic risk for heart disease - a role for small regulatory RNAs. $14,735 for 1 year. Dr Paula Skidmore Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, Dunedin Physical fitness and its relationship to body composition, food choice and activity in Dunedin adolescents. The Otago School Students Lifestyle Survey 2 Fitness Testing Study. $14,928 for 18 months. Professor Janet Hoek Marketing Department, University of Otago, Dunedin Defining and estimating informed choice among young adult smokers and non-smokers. $14,895 for 5 months. GRANT-IN-AID Associate Professor Michael Hamlin Department of Social Science, Parks, Recreation, Tourism & Sport, Lincoln University Elite Ageing: How does lifelong high intensity exercise influence physiological decline? $5,155. TRAVEL GRANTS Ms Denise Barlow Cardiac Care Department, The National Heart Foundation Attendance at Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) Training for New Trainers (TNT) programme, Singapore. Associate Professor Vicky Cameron Christchurch Cardioendocrine Research Group, University of Otago, Christchurch. European Society of Cardiology Congress, Stockholm, Sweden. Mr Carlos Cheung Department of Biological Science, University of Auckland 15th Annual Meeting of the European Council for Cardiovascular Research, Nice, France; and 1st International Diabetes & Obesity Forum, Athens, Greece. Dr Bridget Leonard Auckland Bioengineering Institute, University of Auckland CSANZ Annual Scientific Meeting, Adelaide, Australia. Dr Christopher Pemberton Department of Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch European Society of Cardiology Congress, Stockholm, Sweden. Ms Katrina Poppe Department of Medicine, University of Auckland European Society of Cardiology Congress, Stockholm, Sweden. Ms Elizabeth Theakston Auckland Bioengineering Institute, University of Auckland IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Conference 2010, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Dr Anne von Zychlinski-Kleffman Department of Biochemistry, University of Otago, Dunedin 9th HUPO (Humane Proteome Organisation) 2010 Annual World Congress. Mr Andrew Waa Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington Asia Pacific Conference on Tobacco or Health: FCTC in the Asia Pacific: Change, Challenge & Process, Sydney, Australia.

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GRANTS AWARDED JULY 2010 At the July meeting of the Scientific Advisory Group of the National Heart Foundation, a total of 29 grants were awarded. The awards included 5 Project Grants, 6 Fellowships/Scholarships, 8 Small Project Grants, 1 Grant-in-Aid and 9 Travel Grants. A total of 7 Summer Studentships were also awarded to the Medical Schools at the University of Otago and the University of Auckland. PROJECT GRANTS Professor Timothy Buckenham Department of Academic Radiology, University of Otago, Christchurch Characterisation of atherosclerotic plaque using multispectral CT (MARS). $134,134 for 3 years. Dr Leigh Ellmers Christchurch Cardioendocrine Research Group, University of Otago, Christchurch Uroguanylin: Prognostic/therapeutic potential in cardiovascular disease. $148,962 for 2 years. Associate Professor Ngaire Kerse Department of General Practice & Primary Health Care, University of Auckland At the heart of healthy ageing. $147,191 for 2 years. Dr Barry Palmer Department of Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch The VEGF system and survival in coronary heart disease. $140,864 for 2 years. Dr Richard Troughton Department of Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch The PEOPLE Study: Prospective evaluation of outcome in patients with heart failure with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction. $163,016 for 1 year. FELLOWSHIPS Dr Khang Li Looi An Overseas Training & Research Fellowship (for 1 year) was awarded to Dr Khang Li Looi, Department of Cardiology, North Shore Hospital. Dr Looi will work as an electrophysiological fellow at Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK. Dr Wan Yiu Wandy Chan The Canham Research Fellowship (for 3 years) was awarded to Dr Wan Yiu Wandy Chan, Department of Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch Ms Karen Peebles A Research Fellowship (for 3 years) was awarded to Ms Karen Peebles, Department of Surgery & Anaesthesia, University of Otago, Wellington. Dr Maithri Siriwardena A Research Fellowship (for 2 years) was awarded to Dr Maithri Siriwardena, Christchurch Cardioendocrine Research Group, University of Otago, Christchurch. Mr Alexander Anderson A Postgraduate Scholarship (for 3 years) was awarded to Mr Alexander Anderson, Auckland Bioengineering Institute, University of Auckland. Ms Catherine Lizamore A Postgraduate Scholarship (for 3 years) was awarded to Ms Catherine Lizamore, Department of Social Science, Parks, Recreation & Sport, Lincoln University. SMALL PROJECT GRANTS Professor Philip Bones Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Canterbury Fast methods for magnetic resonance angiography (MRA). $14,800 for 2 years. Dr Paul Young Intensive Care Unit, Wellington Hospital A double-blind randomised controlled trial of remote ischaemic preconditioning in high risk adult cardiac surgery. $15,000 for 1 year. Ms Lana Jago Department of Psychology, University of Auckland Assessment of an online self-management programme to improve adherence in heart failure patients. $12,016 for 1 year. Dr Denis Loiselle Department of Physiology, University of Auckland The efficiency of fish oil-fed hearts. $14,860 for 2 years. Dr Ralph Maddison Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland Development of an m-health physical activity module. $14,965 for 6 months. Dr Anna Pilbrow Christchurch Cardioendocrine Research Group, University of Otago, Christchurch Genetic risk for heart disease - a role for small regulatory RNAs. $14,735 for 1 year. Dr Paula Skidmore Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, Dunedin Physical fitness and its relationship to body composition, food choice and activity in Dunedin adolescents. The Otago School Students Lifestyle Survey 2 Fitness Testing Study. $14,928 for 18 months. Professor Janet Hoek Marketing Department, University of Otago, Dunedin Defining and estimating informed choice among young adult smokers and non-smokers. $14,895 for 5 months. GRANT-IN-AID Associate Professor Michael Hamlin Department of Social Science, Parks, Recreation, Tourism & Sport, Lincoln University Elite Ageing: How does lifelong high intensity exercise influence physiological decline? $5,155. TRAVEL GRANTS Ms Denise Barlow Cardiac Care Department, The National Heart Foundation Attendance at Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) Training for New Trainers (TNT) programme, Singapore. Associate Professor Vicky Cameron Christchurch Cardioendocrine Research Group, University of Otago, Christchurch. European Society of Cardiology Congress, Stockholm, Sweden. Mr Carlos Cheung Department of Biological Science, University of Auckland 15th Annual Meeting of the European Council for Cardiovascular Research, Nice, France; and 1st International Diabetes & Obesity Forum, Athens, Greece. Dr Bridget Leonard Auckland Bioengineering Institute, University of Auckland CSANZ Annual Scientific Meeting, Adelaide, Australia. Dr Christopher Pemberton Department of Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch European Society of Cardiology Congress, Stockholm, Sweden. Ms Katrina Poppe Department of Medicine, University of Auckland European Society of Cardiology Congress, Stockholm, Sweden. Ms Elizabeth Theakston Auckland Bioengineering Institute, University of Auckland IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Conference 2010, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Dr Anne von Zychlinski-Kleffman Department of Biochemistry, University of Otago, Dunedin 9th HUPO (Humane Proteome Organisation) 2010 Annual World Congress. Mr Andrew Waa Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington Asia Pacific Conference on Tobacco or Health: FCTC in the Asia Pacific: Change, Challenge & Process, Sydney, Australia.

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Aim

Method

Results

Conclusion

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Acknowledgements

Correspondence

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GRANTS AWARDED JULY 2010 At the July meeting of the Scientific Advisory Group of the National Heart Foundation, a total of 29 grants were awarded. The awards included 5 Project Grants, 6 Fellowships/Scholarships, 8 Small Project Grants, 1 Grant-in-Aid and 9 Travel Grants. A total of 7 Summer Studentships were also awarded to the Medical Schools at the University of Otago and the University of Auckland. PROJECT GRANTS Professor Timothy Buckenham Department of Academic Radiology, University of Otago, Christchurch Characterisation of atherosclerotic plaque using multispectral CT (MARS). $134,134 for 3 years. Dr Leigh Ellmers Christchurch Cardioendocrine Research Group, University of Otago, Christchurch Uroguanylin: Prognostic/therapeutic potential in cardiovascular disease. $148,962 for 2 years. Associate Professor Ngaire Kerse Department of General Practice & Primary Health Care, University of Auckland At the heart of healthy ageing. $147,191 for 2 years. Dr Barry Palmer Department of Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch The VEGF system and survival in coronary heart disease. $140,864 for 2 years. Dr Richard Troughton Department of Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch The PEOPLE Study: Prospective evaluation of outcome in patients with heart failure with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction. $163,016 for 1 year. FELLOWSHIPS Dr Khang Li Looi An Overseas Training & Research Fellowship (for 1 year) was awarded to Dr Khang Li Looi, Department of Cardiology, North Shore Hospital. Dr Looi will work as an electrophysiological fellow at Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK. Dr Wan Yiu Wandy Chan The Canham Research Fellowship (for 3 years) was awarded to Dr Wan Yiu Wandy Chan, Department of Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch Ms Karen Peebles A Research Fellowship (for 3 years) was awarded to Ms Karen Peebles, Department of Surgery & Anaesthesia, University of Otago, Wellington. Dr Maithri Siriwardena A Research Fellowship (for 2 years) was awarded to Dr Maithri Siriwardena, Christchurch Cardioendocrine Research Group, University of Otago, Christchurch. Mr Alexander Anderson A Postgraduate Scholarship (for 3 years) was awarded to Mr Alexander Anderson, Auckland Bioengineering Institute, University of Auckland. Ms Catherine Lizamore A Postgraduate Scholarship (for 3 years) was awarded to Ms Catherine Lizamore, Department of Social Science, Parks, Recreation & Sport, Lincoln University. SMALL PROJECT GRANTS Professor Philip Bones Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Canterbury Fast methods for magnetic resonance angiography (MRA). $14,800 for 2 years. Dr Paul Young Intensive Care Unit, Wellington Hospital A double-blind randomised controlled trial of remote ischaemic preconditioning in high risk adult cardiac surgery. $15,000 for 1 year. Ms Lana Jago Department of Psychology, University of Auckland Assessment of an online self-management programme to improve adherence in heart failure patients. $12,016 for 1 year. Dr Denis Loiselle Department of Physiology, University of Auckland The efficiency of fish oil-fed hearts. $14,860 for 2 years. Dr Ralph Maddison Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland Development of an m-health physical activity module. $14,965 for 6 months. Dr Anna Pilbrow Christchurch Cardioendocrine Research Group, University of Otago, Christchurch Genetic risk for heart disease - a role for small regulatory RNAs. $14,735 for 1 year. Dr Paula Skidmore Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, Dunedin Physical fitness and its relationship to body composition, food choice and activity in Dunedin adolescents. The Otago School Students Lifestyle Survey 2 Fitness Testing Study. $14,928 for 18 months. Professor Janet Hoek Marketing Department, University of Otago, Dunedin Defining and estimating informed choice among young adult smokers and non-smokers. $14,895 for 5 months. GRANT-IN-AID Associate Professor Michael Hamlin Department of Social Science, Parks, Recreation, Tourism & Sport, Lincoln University Elite Ageing: How does lifelong high intensity exercise influence physiological decline? $5,155. TRAVEL GRANTS Ms Denise Barlow Cardiac Care Department, The National Heart Foundation Attendance at Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) Training for New Trainers (TNT) programme, Singapore. Associate Professor Vicky Cameron Christchurch Cardioendocrine Research Group, University of Otago, Christchurch. European Society of Cardiology Congress, Stockholm, Sweden. Mr Carlos Cheung Department of Biological Science, University of Auckland 15th Annual Meeting of the European Council for Cardiovascular Research, Nice, France; and 1st International Diabetes & Obesity Forum, Athens, Greece. Dr Bridget Leonard Auckland Bioengineering Institute, University of Auckland CSANZ Annual Scientific Meeting, Adelaide, Australia. Dr Christopher Pemberton Department of Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch European Society of Cardiology Congress, Stockholm, Sweden. Ms Katrina Poppe Department of Medicine, University of Auckland European Society of Cardiology Congress, Stockholm, Sweden. Ms Elizabeth Theakston Auckland Bioengineering Institute, University of Auckland IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Conference 2010, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Dr Anne von Zychlinski-Kleffman Department of Biochemistry, University of Otago, Dunedin 9th HUPO (Humane Proteome Organisation) 2010 Annual World Congress. Mr Andrew Waa Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington Asia Pacific Conference on Tobacco or Health: FCTC in the Asia Pacific: Change, Challenge & Process, Sydney, Australia.

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