Margaret L Bailey Science Award
The Margaret L Bailey Science Award is generously sponsored by Dr Margaret L Bailey, a former Trustee of New Horizons for Women. The award assists a mid-career woman (at post-doctoral level) with her scientific research. Science in this context includes the physical and social sciences (including mathematics and statistics). Preference is given to a woman who is working in a field that is non-traditional for women or where women are under-represented in the discipline or research area.
The 2017 Margaret L Bailey Science Award was awarded to Dr Sandar Tin Tin, for her work investigating endometrial cancer in New Zealand. Dr Sandar is a Senior Research Fellow at the School of Population Health, the University of Auckland. She graduated with Medicine in Myanmar, and completed her Master of Public Health and PhD at the University of Auckland. She is currently undertaking a postdoctoral fellowship funded through a partnership between the Auckland Medical Research Foundation and Perpetual Guardian. Sandar is passionate about epidemiological research and has been involved in a number of projects in the areas of cancer, physical activity, nutrition and injury. She is particularly interested in endometrial cancer because it is the most common gynaecological cancer in New Zealand and its incidence appears to be increasing in young Pacific women along with a rise in obesity.
The Margaret L Bailey Science Award means that she has the chance to explore this important issue and also to enhance her career in cancer epidemiology.