NZSG-Janssen Research Fellowship

Posted Tuesday March 26, 2024

Since 2014 the Society's premiere award presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting has been made possible with the support of Janssen Pharmaceuticals. In the past decade NZSG and Janssen have funded: 

  • 2014 Co-Recipients Dr Peter Swan, Russell Walmsley & David Orr 
  • 2015 Co-Recipients Drs Russel Walmsley, Andrew McCombie, Murray Barclay, Michael Schultz
  • 2016 Dr Debi Prasad
  • 2017 Dr Marius van Rijisoever
  • 2018 Dr Akhilesh Swaminathan
  • 2019 Dr Clarence Kerrison 
  • 2020 Dr Paulo Urbano  
  • 2021 Dr Akhilesh Swaminathan 
  • 2022 Dr Safina Gadeock 

and our most recipient 2023 Dr Chris Varghese 

Image by: NZ Gastro Office

for his research Digital biomarker enhanced patient selection for gastric per oral endoscopic myotomy – advancing a promising treatment for delayed gastric emptying with a novel gastric mapping device. Dr Varghese will be working from the University of Auckland while running his research project. We look forward to hearing his findings at the 2024 Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM). 

Do you have a large research project you would like to have considered for the NZSG-Janssen Research Fellowship? With Janssen's support the joint funding of this fellowship is up to $65,000 NZD for one year. Recipients are expected to present their findings at the NZSG-NZgNC ASM. 

Please see our grants and awards webpage and look for further announcements in our future panui. The Society would like to thank Janssen Pharmaceuticals for their continued support. 


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