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

PIPPA bear teams up with kiwi kids to crack the case on asthma…

Introducing PIPPA bear, our new mascot for the PIPPA Tamariki study, which is investigating the potential role of fever medicines in the development of childhood asthma. Read more about the study here: https://pippatamariki.ac.nz/2018/09/05/pippa-bear-teams-up-with-kiwi-kids-to-crack-the-case-on-asthma/

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Elderly patients may benefit from less blood in open heart surgery

An interesting study from the anaesthetic team at MRINZ has recently concluded, showing that patients over 75 years old appear to benefit from less transfusion following open heart surgery.  It also appears that all patients do just as well transfusing to less aggressive haemoglobin targets than is standard practice. This work could lead to better use of blood stocks, reduce pressure on donors, and improve outcomes for older patients. Listen to Dr Shay McGuinness, an intensive care doctor, is one of the lead investigators of the study speaking on Radio New Zealand here, or read the press article in the New...

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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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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.