Researchers succeed after winning the Value of Medicines Award
The Value of Medicines Award recognises research that improves the understanding, effectiveness or safety of the use of
medicines in New Zealand and applications for the $20,000 award are open until 6th October 2017.
Previous winners of the Medicines New Zealand Award have expanded their research and moved into new roles, aided by the
$20,000 they received. In 2015, winner Amy Chan, has undertaken several new research projects focusing on medicine
adherence. She is now a Research Associate with the University College London working for the Centre of Behavioural
In 2016, winner Dr Paul Young, has been able to expand the number of research staff working in the Intensive Care Unit
(ICU) at the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand. He has also received a clinical practitioner fellowship by the
Health Research Council of New Zealand and has won the Lily Medal for his publication on saline fluid therapy for ICU
“It is encouraging to see how the Value of Medicines Award has contributed to these opportunities for the winning
researchers. We are proud to have supported research that benefits New Zealanders and contributes to New Zealand being
at the forefront of innovation” says Hon Heather Roy, Chair of Medicines New Zealand.
The national Award is open to any researchers, professors, clinicians, students or academics that have published
research about medicines in the last 24 months.
Applicants can apply on the Value of Medicines Award page on the Medicines New Zealand website http://medicinesnz.co.nz/our-work/value-of-medicines-award/