HRI researchers mentor talented students from New Zealand

Meet the team
HRI has welcomed eight talented researchers from New Zealand to take part in a summer scholarship at the HRI.

Launched in December 2016, the 8-week scholarship provided 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:

Bailey McIntosh

"I've only ever been exposed to a diasnostics laboratory so the freedom and the things you can do on your own in the lab here has been really eye-opening."

Bridget Velasco

"I've learned that perseverance and diligence is such a such a good thing to have as a researcher. And particularly if you get bad results, it's not necessarily wrong results. It might tell you something that you weren't thinking about before."

Christine Sy

"During my time at the HRI, I was given the opportunity to do things that I would not be given otherwise. I was able to learn new and useful skills... and I got to work with a lot of brilliant people who have given me advice for the future and great experiences."

Emily McCarthy

"When I return to New Zealand, I will return with more practical lab skills, a more analytical mind, a deeper understanding of cardiovascular disease and a reignited passion for my course of study."

Georgia Heffernan

"I'd just like to say a big thank you to our supporters who made this trip posisble. It has really been an amazing experience and I learnt so much and it wouldn't be posisble without you, so thank you."  

Kevin Choi

"For me it's about learning what the industry is like and learning new techniques in the lab. Hopefully I can give back what I've been given from this opportunity." 

 

Natalie Joe

"It's cool to see the dynamics of how research works and how everyone here works together. It's also been great to learn the technology side of things and how you get from research to how we can treat people." 

Rose Gannaway

"I've been really passionate and curious about doing research as a career and that's what brought me to put forward my application and have this opportunity at HRI."

Find out if you're eligible to apply for a 2017/18 Summer Scholarship

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