12 May 2022

Funding allocated to research ideas to improve NZers health

From First Up, 5:22 am on 12 May 2022

An apple a day keeps the doctor away - so will 12 weeks of free, healthy food delivered to a patient's door keep the cardiologist at bay? That's what Dr Andrew Reynolds, of the University of Otago's Department of Medicine, is hoping to find out with funding announced today from the Health Research Council. Dr Reynolds is one of six Otago researchers to be granted a $150,000 Explorer Grant - which is funding allocated to support transformative research ideas that have a good chance of making a revolutionary change to managing New Zealanders' health. Nathan Rarere asked him to explain what he's trying to find out.