Other awarded grants

Other Awarded Grants 2018

  • 01 Mar 2018

 

Jean Cathie Fund for Tinnitus Research

Somatsensory stimulation to treat tinnitus ($199,987 – 2 years) 7415002

Dr Yiwen Zheng
Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Otago

Chronic tinnitus is a debilitating condition affecting approximately 10% of the population and for which there are limited treatment options. It has long been known that the perception of auditory signals can be modulated by the stimulation of the somatosensory system and effective modulation requires precise pairing of both the somatosensory and auditory stimulations. The proposed project will test the efficacy of a paired stimulation protocol on tinnitus perception in an animal model. Specifically, we will induce tinnitus in rats using the acoustic trauma method and confirm the animal’s perception of tinnitus using a well-established behavioural paradigm. We will then electrically stimulate the somatosensory system and pair it with either a tinnitus sound or non-tinnitus sound with a specified order and timing. We will compare tinnitus perception in rats before and after the paired stimulation, to determine the efficacy of the stimulation. We will also compare the tonotopic map between tinnitus rats with and without paired stimulation by recording neuronal responses to tones of different frequencies and intensities. The results will provide important preclinical information on the efficacy of a new stimulation protocol for tinnitus and may lay the foundation for the development of a more effective treatment for tinnitus.

 

Sir Harcourt Caughey Award

Professor Cynthia Farquhar – 1718001 ($14,127)
Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Auckland

Core Outcomes Measures for in Infertility Treatments COMMIT Project

Dr Haruna Suzuki-Kerr – 1718005 ($16,121)
Dept. of Physiology, University of Auckland

Research Project: P2X receptors and hemichannels as targets to prevent diabetic cataract

 

Gavin and Ann Kellaway Medical Research Fellowships

Professor Edwin Mitchell – 1518001 ($37,556)
Dept. of Paediatrics: Child and Youth Health, University of Auckland

Application of new “Big Data” analytic techniques to identify new risk factors and insights for Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI)

Professor Debbie Hay – 1518002 ($18,300)
School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland

Collaborative visit to the Danish Headache Center

Dr Chang-Ho Yoon – 2518003 ($60,000)
Auckland District Health Board

To participate in the Accelerated Master’s Program in Biomedical Informatics, Harvard University, USA, August 2019 – July 2020

 

Sir Douglas Robb Memorial Fund

Professor Cynthia Farquhar – 1718002 ($1,338)
Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Auckland

Verbal histories: Early Medical Women in New Zealand

Dr Celia Keane – 1718006 ($6,815)
Dept. of Surgery, University of Auckland

To send two patient representatives to the 2018 International Consensus Definition of Low Anterior Resection Syndrome (LARS) meeting

 

Kelliher Charitable Trust Emerging researcher Start-up award

Dr Brigid Ryan – 1718004 ($30,000)
Dept. of Anatomy & Medical Imaging, University of Auckland

Research support for her Edith C Coan Postdoctoral Fellowship ‘Early changes in frontotemporal dementia’

Tamsin Robb – 1718007 ($15,000)
Dept. of Molecular Medicine & Pathology, University of Auckland

Research support for her Doctoral Scholarship ‘Tumour heterogeneity: a patient-specific multi-layered investigation’

 

SUMMIT Postdoctoral Research Presentation Award

Dr Marie-Claire Smith – 6718001 ($3,000)
Dept. of Medicine, University of Auckland

To attend a conference to present her research in the field of stroke outcome prediction

 

HealtheX Emerging Researcher Awards

Miss Farha Ramzan – 6718002 ($3,000)
Liggins Institute, University of Auckland

To attend a conference to present her research on the comprehensive profiling of the circulatory miRNAome response to a high protein diet in elderly men

 
Mr Sam Blanchett – 6718003 ($2,000)
Dept. of Molecular Medicine & Pathology, University of Auckland

To attend a conference to present his research on PilVax: a novel peptide carrier for the development of vaccines against tuberculosis

 
Mr Luis Knight – 6718004 ($2,000)
Dept. of Physiology, University of Auckland

To attend a conference to present his research on the Role of the Cystine/Glutamate Antiporter in Glutamate Metabolism in the Mouse Retina

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