The Waikato Clinical Campus and the Waikato Medical Research Foundation (WMRF) have initiated an award for the best paper in a calendar year authored by a University of Auckland PhD student.
While research is important, it is also essential that research findings are translated into practice. One way of doing this is through publication of peer reviewed papers in respected medical journals.
For this year’s award four excellent papers were submitted by four local postdoctoral students on topics such as breast cancer, prostate cancer, health economics and glycaemic control in babies.
The winning paper was from Dr Deborah Harris – “Harris DL, Weston PJ, Signal M, Chase JG, Harding JE. Dextrose gel for neonatal hypoglycaemia (the Sugar Babies Study): a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Lancet. 2013 Dec 21;382(9910):2077-83”.
Dr Harris was presented with a prize of $1000 generously donated by the WMRF by the chair of the WMRF Dr Noel Karalus at the Waikato Bi-Annual Research meeting in September.