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PMA Knowledge Hub Scholarships open for applications
Updates / News, 20 Dec 22
The Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) have partnered with the University of Auckland to establish postgraduate scholarships, supported by the Office of the Associate Dean – Pacific, the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.

The available scholarships are the PMA Knowledge Hub Masters Scholarship and the PMA Knowledge Hub Doctoral Scholarship, both now open for applications. 

The PMA Knowledge Hub is a recently formed entity and partnership with the University of Auckland; the purpose being to enable Pacific people to live longer, better lives in New Zealand and the region.  

PMA CEO, Debbie Sorensen, says the Knowledge Hub is a welcomed partnership with the university. 

"One of the key goals of the PMA Knowledge Hub is to build the research capacity and capability of Pacific researchers with a cohort of Pacific research students completing doctorates, masters degrees and summer research internships.  

We're privileged to have established the PMA Knowledge Hub and look forward to supporting Pacific students and researchers to contribute to health workforce best practice for practitioners in Health and Social Outcomes, Policy Development and Health Communication." 

PMA Group Board Director and Associate Dean Pacific of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Sir Collin Tukuitonga KNZM FNZCPHM, reiterates the importance of the PMA Knowledge Hub Scholarships serving a wider purpose. 

"These scholarships are intended to support Pacific students and research that seeks to improve Pacific peoples' health and social wellbeing outcomes; this is multifaceted and solutions may arise from different study disciplines and work sectors.  

These scholarships are purposefully open to research from any faculty at the University of Auckland which seek to promote improved health and social wellbeing outcomes for Pacific people." 

Date: Tuesday 20 December 2022