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The Beaven Medal has been awarded by the Health Research Council of New Zealand since 2010 for 'excellence in translational health research that has had high impact on clinical practice and patient health.' The award is named after Professor Sir Donald Ward Beaven.
The award may be given to an individual or team with a connection to the Health Research Council who have demonstrated over their careers:
- Translation of research into clinical practice;
- knowledge mobilisation;
- engagement with community and clinical healthcare providers;
- a commitment to making a difference to the health outcomes and lives of patients.
Previous recipients of a Beaven Medal are not eligible for nomination.
List of recipients
- 2018: Dr Colin McArthur, Auckland District Health Board, for his role in trials that have changed guidelines and practices in intensive care units internationally
- 2017: Professor Alistair Gunn, University of Auckland, for use of mild cooling to treat brain injuries at birth
- 2016: Distinguished Professor Jane Harding, University of Auckland Liggins Institute, research into treating low blood sugar in babies
- 2015: Professor Ed Mitchell, University of Auckland and Auckland District Health Board, for research into cot death
- 2013: Professor Parry Guilford, Otago University, for research into stomach cancer
- 2011: Professor Edward Gane, Auckland City Hospital, for research into prevention of liver cancer in Māori with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection
- 2010: Dr Martin Than, Canterbury District Health Board, for change to the decision-making process for patients presenting to emergency departments with chest pain
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- Morton, Jamie (2015-11-10). "Professor honoured for life-saving SIDS research". NZ Herald. ISSN 1170-0777. Retrieved 2019-07-26.
- Gibb, John (2014-09-29). "Putting cancer in its place". Otago Daily Times Online News. Retrieved 2019-07-26.
- "HRC Beaven Medal presented to Hepatitis B virus infection researcher". www.hrc.govt.nz. Health Research Council. Retrieved 2019-07-26.
- "First-ever Beaven medal awarded". Otago Daily Times. 2 December 2010. Retrieved 6 October 2019.