The Healthcare Otago Charitable Trust 2021 Successful Research Applications

On the 19th of November 2021 Trustees agreed to approve Research Grants for the following
applicants.
Please note – the approved totals are GST Exclusive.

1. Kate Thomas – Surgical Sciences
The influence of brain substrate metabolism on a neuroprotective factor for brain
health.
$ 6,912

2. Hamish Osborne – Medicine
A pilot study testing bedside tools for future doctors to replace Body Mass Index (BMI).
$ 21,205

3. Miranda Buhler – I-Health, Physiotherapy
The impact of implementing a co-designed care pathway for carpal tunnel syndrome
in the Southern District Health Board district: A pre-post patient survey and service
data evaluation of patient access, experience, and health outcomes.
$ 27,777.60

4. Sarah Derrett & Emma Wyeth – Preventive & Social Medicine
Integrating care to improve mental health services & outcomes in the Southern
region.
$ 29,993

5. Divya Adhia – Surgical Sciences
Exploring novel non-invasive neuromodulation for improving cognitive functioning.
$ 29,300

Total $115,187.60