Launched in Summer 2016/17, the 8-week scholarship provides high-achieving and promising Kiwi students the opportunity to work on a medical research project directly related to cardiovascular disease, expand on their skills and knowledge and be mentored in a world-class research institute.
Hear what our eight talented researchers thought of their time at HRI:
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Born and raised in Nevada, USA, Dr Melissa Farnham originally had no interest in research. Now Unit Leader of the High Blood Pressure Group at HRI, and balancing the challenges of family and work, she couldn’t imagine any other career path.
“A career in research really gives you a sense of purpose and drive. While it can be a long and difficult path, every day you can feel satisfied that the work you do is for the greater good. And that in itself is one of the most rewarding experiences,” says Richard Tan, PhD candidate with the Applied Materials Group at HRI.
A breakthrough by HRI scientists could soon protect tens of thousands of Australians with diabetes from killer heart disease and stroke.