Congratulations to all the finalists in the 2017 Kudos Awards. Through the winning formula of innovation, collaboration, passion and hard work they are already making a difference to science. We are looking forward to celebrating all their efforts and announcing the winners in September.
The finalists in the category for Medical Science, which is sponsored by Waikato District Health Board:
Dr Amanda Oakley, dermatologist, has developed the internationally respected DermNet website accessed by more than two million dermatologists, health professionals, students and patients worldwide. Dr Oakley is passionate about using the latest virtual and artificial intelligence technology to provide quicker, cheaper, and accurate diagnosis and management of skin conditions.
Dr Jacquie Kidd is focused on helping people to tell stories about their health and illness, and finding the personal meaning behind clinically important statistics. She believes in working in ways that include people from the researched communities as equal partners. Currently she is working on qualitative co-designed projects with Māori communities about improving the lives of people with prostate and lung cancer.
Dr Jade Tamatea is an emerging leader in endocrinology and thyroid disease in the Waikato region. Currently Jade is completing her PhD on the epidemiology of thyrotoxicosis among Māori in the Waikato DHB region and how patients’ journey to and through health services impact on patient outcomes. The findings will help to shape evidence-based healthcare services with a focus on equity.
KUDOS TO THE FINALISTS:
WINTEC Secondary Science Teacher/Educator/Communicator Award
• Dr John Roche, DairyNZ
• Kerry Allen, St Paul’s Collegiate
Hill Laboratories Science Manager Award
• Dr Rupert Craggs, NIWA
• Dudley Bell, University of Waikato
Waikato Regional Council Environmental Science Award
• Dr Karin Bryan, University of Waikato
• Dr Andrew Swales, NIWA
Hamilton City Council Innovator/Entrepreneur Award
• Dermashield, Farm Medix
• Probiotics, BioBrew
• Herdscreen, Farm Medix
Waikato DHB Medical Science Award
• Dr Amanda Oakley
• Dr Jacquie Kidd
• Dr Jade Tamatea
Simcro Engineering Science Award
• TagIT Technologies
• Liquidstrip & Stainless Design
• James Neale, University of Waikato
Agricultural Science Award
• Pastoral 21 Research Team, AgResearch/DairyNZ
• Farm Medix
University of Waikato Lifetime Achievement Award
Announced on the night
All will be revealed at The Kudos Awards Gala Dinner 28 September, Claudelands Event Centre.
Special Guest: Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy
MC: Local Favourite, Te Radar