Mātai is a research, education and innovation institute located in Tairāwhiti Gisborne, New Zealand. Established in October 2020 with the pivotal support from Kānoa Regional Development Unit, Mātai has become a leading force in medical imaging, with a state-of-the-art GE 3-Tesla MRI machine and a team of experts. The core focus of Mātai is to enhance the capabilities of medical imaging through advanced software, post-processing techniques, and artificial intelligence. By doing so, Mātai seeks to advance preventative and predictive approaches through medical innovation and discovery. The strength of Mātai lies in the creativity, expertise, and collaborative efforts of its team. Positioned as a leader in medical research, Mātai drives innovation and strives to make a lasting impact on healthcare, social issues, education, and economic outcomes.
Mātai News Nurturing future leaders: Transformative journey for Mātai interns The Gisborne Herald, 16 February 2024 Full article here Tairāwhiti-based Mātai Medical Research Institute has celebrated the success of its 10-week summer internship programme and farewelled those involved. “What makes this internship unique is its strong focus on community engagement, and providing the students with opportunities to reconnect back home…READ MORE
Mātai News Tuta’s tireless advocacy to create a Meth Free Tairāwhiti lives on The Gisborne Herald, 7 February 2024 Full article here The late Tuta Ngarimu was committed to ridding the region of methamphetamine and that mission continues through two organisations he worked tirelessly for — The P Pull Movement and Manaaki Moves Trust. Gone but far from forgotten, the…READ MORE
Mātai News Chance to look into the future The Gisborne Herald, 2 December 2023 Full article here The Mātai team, interns, and speakers presented over 46 science and community talks at the Mātai Medical Research Institute Image of the Future event last week. Picture by Liam Clayton Gisborne people had a first-hand update on the latest technological advances in medical…READ MORE
Mātai actively supports our community by offering opportunities for predominantly local students to engage in medical sciences and technology development. This includes mentorship and hands-on experiences in medical research, imaging, scientific enquiry, innovation, Matauranga Māori, and leadership. The atmosphere at Mātai is positive, empowering, and vibrant – catering to innovators, scientists, scholars, students, and medical professionals.
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Mātai Medical Research Institute is a non-profit research institution dedicated to advancing our understanding of the brain, heart, and body to bring about health benefits not only locally but also on a global scale. We greatly value the support of individuals like you, as it plays a crucial role in furthering our mission.
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