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20 July, 2017

Bariatric Surgery Registry launches in New Zealand

New Zealand’s first Bariatric Surgery Registry launches nation-wide this week, an initiative that will allow surgeons to accurately compare outcomes for patients who have undergone an operation for obesity across public and private hospitals in New Zealand and Australia. The Registry will be managed by the National Institute for Health Innovation, The University of Auckland.

The Registry, a bi-national initiative by the Obesity Surgery Society of Australia and New Zealand (OSSANZ), tracks patients for 10 years following their bariatric surgery, recording any need for reoperation, as well as changes in weight and diabetes status.
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20 July, 2017

NIHI’s Robyn Whittaker receives KiwiNet Award

Winners of the fifth annual KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards, designed to celebrate commercialisation success within New Zealand’s universities and Crown Research Institutes, have been announced.

NIHI's Robyn Whittaker was part of the Precision Driven Health team that was awarded the MinterEllisonRuddWatts Research and Business Partnership Award. Read more
5 July, 2017

New grants awarded to NIHI researchers

Congratulations to NIHI researchers, Joanna Ting Wai Chu and Gayl Humphrey who have both been awarded grants as part of the Cure Kids and Government-funded national science challenge A Better Start funding round.

The organisations this afternoon announced $2.8m for 10 child health projects which focused on obesity, mental health, literacy and autism spectrum disorder.

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