HOPE Scholar, Celine Camon, was awarded an Australasian Menopause Society (AMS) scholarship to present at their recent conference in Queenstown. Celine was also awarded the Jean Hailes Memorial Prize for the best free communication presentation by a current AMS member within 10 years of completing their tertiary degree. Congratulations Celine. Here is a write up from Celine and a link to her conference abstract.
HOPE Scholar, Tara Sani presented this poster at the New Zealand Association of Gerontology Conference in September 2023. Tara's poster outlines the adaptation processes for different countries who wish to use iSupport for Dementia, a self-paced online training programme for carers of people with dementia. The World Health Organization produced iSupport for Dementia as part of the Global Action Plan on the Public Health Response to Dementia.
Congratulations to HOPE Scholar, Benjamin Krinkel. Ben's poster, "Are malic enzymes a metabolic drug target in the war against cancer?" won the Oxford Poster Prize at the International Union of Crystallography 2023 Conference in Melbourne.
The prevalence of type 2 diabetes is increasing. More than 250,000 older New Zealanders live with this disease. Increased insulin resistance leads to high blood glucose and other serious complications such as heart disease, blindness, limb amputations, and early death.
This work is part of Josie Dixon's PhD project to develop a low-cost, non-invasive blood glucose monitoring method to improve health outcomes for people living with diabetes (Editor).
I would like to express my gratitude to the HOPE Foundation for supporting my research.
Purposes, Principles and Profit – An investigation into the organisational legitimacy of residential aged care providers
Cobus Kilian - AUT University
Assessing medication appropriateness in the Geriatric Population and development of an appropriate prescribing tool in the Elderly
Dr Sharmin S Bala - University of Otago - School of Pharmacy
Studying the relationship between hydration state obtained by MRI and vision quality of human lens in vivo to predict the onset and progression rate of cataract.
Alyssa Lie - University of Auckland - School of Optometry and Vision Science
Fatemeh Faeze Yavari - Victoria University of Wellington - School of Architecture