2019 New Zealand Medical Association’s Robinson Award Manuscript Announced
The New Zealand Medical Association’s 2019 Richard Robinson Award is for the medical research manuscript Childhood predictors of adult adiposity: ¬ Findings from a longitudinal study
- NZMJ 23 March 2018, Vol 131 No 1472 ISSN 1175-8716
The authors of the study, Geraldine FH McLeod, David M Fergusson, John Horwood, Joseph M Boden, Frances A Carter received the Award on Tuesday 10 December for excellence in medical writing and a clinically relevant manuscript.
The award is given at the discretion of the New Zealand Medical Journal’s Editor-in-Chief Professor Frank Frizelle and
brings with it $2,000 of sponsorship from MAS.
The manuscript was published in the New Zealand Medical Journal in Mach 2018 and represents leading research on a
Professor Frizelle said: “This manuscript highlights a growing issue not just for New Zealand but countries worldwide
and is already having an impact on morbidity and long-term conditions such as diabetes.”
“We are delighted to win this award, however we accept it with some sadness as our colleague David is no longer with us
but I know he would be proud of what we have achieved as a team and that we are raising awareness of such an important
health issue. We are also grateful to Frank, the NZMJ, NZMA and MAS for making this award possible,” said Dr Joseph
Frank is Professor of Surgery at Christchurch Hospital and current Editor in Chief of the New Zealand Medical Journal.
Professor Richard Robinson and Award
This annual award, presented by the New Zealand Medical Association, recognises the standard of excellence in New
Zealand medical publishing set by Professor Richard Robinson during his 32-year term as Editor of the New Zealand
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