Showcasing Braemar Charitable Trust Funded Medical Research

Through our relationship with the Waikato Medical Research Foundation, we fund medical research that seeks to reduce inequity/barriers to access in healthcare and supports the growth of medical research in our region. Last year, in addition to the two student summer research projects, we funded Waikato Hospital based research led by Dr Andrew Wood- the Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Post-operative doxycycline trial, involving one of the most common elective surgeries for a prevalent chronic disease (chronic rhinosinusitis). This research also contributed to a greater understanding of the determinants of bacterial antibiotic resistance, a worldwide threat to human health. We also funded PHD Student Genevieve Choi's research -The patient and whānau journey through the New Zealand health system following the diagnosis of a permanent prelingual hearing loss. Detecting hearing loss and intervening early, significantly improves language acquisition, social development, and quality of life for children who have hearing loss. We are keen to fund research that identifies current and future needs of our community, especially high-risk populations, informs our charitable activities, grows research capability in our region and actively encourage applications form early/mid-career researchers. To apply for funding, contact Trust Manager, Paula Baker paulab@braemartrust.co.nz for more information.