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Massey’s newest Fulbright winners

Press Release – Massey University

Associate Professor Cindy Kiro and Master’s graduate Frank Pega are Massey University’s newest Fulbright alumni. Thursday, June 28, 2012
Massey’s newest Fulbright winners

Associate Professor Cindy Kiro and Master’s graduate Frank Pega are Massey University’s newest Fulbright alumni.

Associate Professor Kiro (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kahu, Ngāti Hine) received a Fulbright – Ngā Pae o Te Māramatanga Travel Award to present on the intersection between indigenous health and public health at Harvard University, and at the University of Hawai’i in Honolulu.

She is an Associate Professor of Public Health and Head of the School of Public Health at Massey University Albany.

Mr Pega was awarded a Fulbright – Ministry of Science and Innovation Graduate award. He is a social epidemiologist with research interests in the social determinants of health and health equity.

He will research the impact of family and in-work tax credits on the health of adults at Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, while working towards a PhD from the University of Otago.

Mr Pega graduated with an MSc from Massey University in 2008. His Master’s thesis investigated Health Policies in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Transsexual People.

The Fulbright programme offers New Zealand students and researchers the opportunity to study, teach and research in the United States. Scholarships are also given to their American counterparts to study in New Zealand.

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