Press Releases

  • 3 February, 2016

    A summary of the Smith lecture on Dementia: Professor Emeritus A. David Smith of the University of Oxford - 3rd February 2016, AMRF Lecture Room, University of Auckland.

    Please find below links to an overview of Professor Smith's lecture on Dementia and his presentation.

  • 11 December, 2015

    The Neurological Foundation is pleased to announce that funding $1,123,989 for neurological research projects, three postgraduate scholarships, two postdoctoral fellowships, three summer studentships and educational travel grants has been approved in its December 2015 grant round. The Neurological Foundation is the primary non-government sponsor of neurological research in New Zealand.

  • 14 July, 2015

    Residents and staff at Ryman Healthcare’s 28 retirement village raised a record $260,000 for the Neurological Foundation which will be used to fund research into brain disorders including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

  • Neurological Foundation

    1 September, 2011

    A message from Ian Robertson, Chairman of the Neurological Foundation.

    Recently, there have been several controversial reports about charities in the media critical of some organisations. These focused on cases where it appeared the bulk of appeal donations were spent on operating costs.

    I suspect many of you are concerned by these reports and I would like to reassure you that the Neurological Foundation’s sound financial management ensures your donations are used appropriately – to help end the suffering caused by neurological disorders.

  • Neurological Foundation

    1 March, 2011

    Brain Awareness Week 2011 is nearly here, and the Neurological Foundation of New Zealand is excited to announce the biggest-ever programme of Brain Days and regional public lectures in the history of the Foundation-sponsored initiative in this country. All events are free to the public, and no pre-registration is required. 

  • Neurological Foundation

    7 January, 2011

    The Neurological Foundation of New Zealand has today announced research grants, travel grants, fellowships and scholarships totalling more than $1,020,000 for its December 2010 funding round. This allocation brings the Foundation’s total neurological research and training funding for 2010 to
    over $2,000,000.

    In this round, the Foundation awarded four project grants, two Miller PhD Scholarships, one Philip Wrightson Postdoctoral Fellowship, a one-year extension to the 2008 Philip Wrightson Fellowship recipient, one travel grant and two small project grants.

  • Neurological Foundation

    14 July, 2010

    University of Auckland researchers, partially funded by the Neurological Foundation, have shown for the first time that combining brain stimulation with simple rehabilitation exercises can help people recover arm and hand function several months after stroke.

    University of Auckland researchers have shown for the first time that combining brain stimulation with simple rehabilitation exercises can help people recover arm and hand function several months after a stroke.

  • Neurological Foundation

    1 July, 2010

    The Neurological Foundation of New Zealand has today announced research grants, travel grants and scholarships totalling nearly $750,000 for its July 2010 funding round. The Neurological Foundation is the primary non-government sponsor of neurological research in this country.

  • Neurological Foundation

    30 June, 2010

    The end of neurological disorders begins with research…

    The Neurological Foundation’s Annual Appeal week starts on Sunday 4th July, so watch out for the satirical TV ad campaign featuring neuroscientists washing cars to raise funds for their research. The reality of the campaign’s underlying message however is not at all humorous; funding for brain research is needed more than ever to improve the outcomes for the growing number of New Zealanders being diagnosed with neurological disorders.

  • Neurological Foundation

    21 June, 2010

    What foods can help you develop a healthy brain and decrease the risk of neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's.

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