Awards and Grants
Awards are advertised at the beginning of each year. Dates of opening & applications are advertised. The research awards are given by pharmaceutical companies & NZSSD for work in the area of diabetes. The number of awards varies each year.
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- Research Awards, We are pleased to again offer the NZSSD grant of $10,000 (GST excl.) to a non-medical society member who has not previously been awarded a research grant, the Pharmaco and iSens grant and the Sanofi of $20,000 (both excl. GST) . Applications closed 29 March 2019. Financial membership of at least 12 months is a pre-requisite.
- NZSSD Professional Development Awards
- NZDF Fellowship,
- Summer studentship - closed for 2018
The Executive Committee is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 research awards:
Pharmaco/iSens Award – Shiva Reddy "Defects in exocytosis of insulin from persisting beta cells in type 1 diabetes: molecular identification and therapeutic strategies to restore insulin secretion, improve glucose homeostasis and avert secondary complications"
Sanofi Award – Janet Rowan "Which diagnostic criteria for gestational diabetes are best for women and babies health? The GEMS Study"
Sanofi Award – Karyn Ballance "Location location location: Anatomical 3D mapping of diabetic foot ulcerations"
The Executive Committee is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 research awards:
Rosie Dobson, NZSSD award: ‘Long term effectiveness of SMS4BG’
Ben Wheeler, Pharmaco Diabetes and i-SENS Inc.: ‘The impact of flash glucose monitoring on sleep and physical activity among adolescents with suboptimal glycaemic control’
Lynne Chepulis, Sanofi: ‘The effects of maternal diabetes on the neonatal gut microbiome’
The winners of the 2017 research awards:
Helen Lunt Sanofi C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP) as a candidate marker of chronic kidney disease in diabetes
Jeremy Krebs Pharmaco and i:Sens Inc. A Novel Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes; ‘First in Man’ Proof of Concept Study
Kate Smallman and Karen Pickering NZSSD how can we effectively measure the impact of healthy lifestyle-related education provided to 5-6 year old new-entrant children in the primary school context, particularly in South Auckland
NZSSD best oral student presentation awarded to: Hyun Young Park
Medi’Ray best oral nursing/allied health professional perennation awarded to: Joanna McClintock
NZSSD best innovative service delivery awarded to: Janine Strickland
Novo Nordisk registrar poster award to: Shekhar Sehgal
The Executive Committee is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 research awards.
Amber Parry-Strong NZSSD Award: Probiotics and Prebiotics in Prediabetes (P3D): A pilot project trialling the use of prebiotic and probiotic supplements to reduce blood sugar levels, blood pressure and improve lipid profiles in adults with pre diabetes
Geoff Braatvedt Sanofi Award: Corneal nerve microstructural changes in diabetes after bariatric surgery
Rinki Murphy Pharmaco Award: Fecal microbiota transplantation to improve insulin sensitivity
Rosemary Hall NZMS Award: Do changes in glucose metabolism and energy expenditure after weight loss differ amongst ethnic groups in New Zealand?
It is expected that the output of research supported by a NZSSD grant will be presented at a future NZSSD ASM.
Best oral presentation by a young/first time presenter:
Yasmin Abdul Aziz, University of Otago: INSULIN PUMP COMMENCEMENT AND INITIAL EDUCATION – CURRENT PRACTICE IN NEW ZEALAND AND AUSTRALIA
Best poster presentation by a young/first time presenter:
Heather Campbell, CCDHB: PRIMARY CARE FOLLOW-UP OF WOMEN WITH PREVIOUS DIAGNOSIS OF GESTATIONAL DIABETES – AN AUDIT
Winners announced at the NZSSD Annual Scientific Meeting on 7 May 2015 were:
Jeremy Krebs Astra Zeneca award: Changes in DNA methylation in a group with type 2 diabetes after weight loss
Rinki Murphy Eli Lilly award: Gut microbiota changes after bariatric surgery linked to metabolic benefits
Shiva Reddy Sanofi award: Identifying Key Checkpoints…
Kirsten Coppell Pharmaco award: Prediabetes Lifestyle Intervention
Helen Lunt NZMS award: Use of new blood collection tubes for the measurement of plasma glucose
Rinki Murphy Sanofi: Pregnancy might provide an opportunity to identify women at high risk of developing metabolic syndrome and subsequent cardiovascular disease and death
Chris Baldi i-Sens Pharmaco: Comparing the cardiovascular benefits of two six-month exercise programmes in middle aged participants with type 2 diabetes
Anna Friis Eli-Lilly: Self Compassion in Diabetes
Craig Jefferies NZMS: Evaluating QT interval in type 1 DM children and comparing QT interval variaton with day to day variation in glucose excursions on cgms
NZSSD professional development awards:
Awards available to those members who have been financial members for at least 18 months.
NZDF Fellowship -
NZDF Fellowship Application Form.
applications closed 1 September 2015 for the period of study 1.1.2016 to 31.12.2016
NZSSD Conference Grants
The Executive wishes to assist non-physician financial members to attend the Annual Scientific Meeting by awarding grants to assist with travel costs. A total of $10,000 is set aside for this purpose. Applicants must have been financial members for at least 6 months to qualify