Who we are

 

The Medical Research Institute of New Zealand is an independent medical research organisation dedicated to investigating the causes of important public health problems In New Zealand and internationally. Our particular focus is on research which has the potential to lead to improvements in clinical management.

Established in late 2001, MRINZ has become internationally recognised as one of New Zealand’s major medical research organisations, publishing innovative research in high impact international journals.

Our main clinical research facility is at the Wellington Regional Hospital.

Latest News

Sing your lungs out!

Great video about the SYLO programme which uses singing to help manage the symptoms of chronic lung disease. The project started in Wellington in 2014 and is still going strong!

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First Pharmacy Research Network Study finishes recruitment!

Over the past three years MRINZ has been developing a unique capability in conducting randomised controlled trials across over 70 pharmacies in New Zealand. The cold sores study looked at a new honey based treatment for this common and painful condition, completing recruitment of 950 participants just before Christmas 2017. The project has been highly successful with a number of subsequent studies in development for this year with our pharmacy investigators and a new, accessible trials network allowing smaller NZ biotech companies to gain clinical evidence or their products. Results and more news soon!

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MRINZ influenza study wins the Fukuchi Respirology award

The Fukuchi award is for the best original research paper published in Respirology journal. Here Dr Sarah Jefferies reports the findings of our award winning study looking at paracetamol use in influenza.

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The Institute regularly needs volunteers for studies, we currently have the following requirements. If you don't meet the criteria below but are still interested in volunteering for research studies, please contact Mathew mathew.williams@mrinz.ac.nz (or 04-805-0243) so that we can get in touch when future opportunities arise.