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Researcher Profile: Ruth Empson

Professor Ruth Empson is fascinated by the brain, and her curiosity about its role in movement is contributing to world knowledge, thanks to investment from the Otago Community Trust. Her dream is to better understand how different parts of the brain work together,...

Profile: Gil Barbezat

Gil BarbezatPhoto by Alan Dove Otago Medical Research Foundation patron Gil Barbezat has been connected with the Foundation for many years, and he's full of admiration for the doors it continues to open. Swiss-born Gil's initial medical education was in South Africa -...

Club Otago Lunch March 2019 Wrap

Warren with influential cricket coach Billy Ibadulla From Caversham Primary School, Macandrew Intermediate and King’s High, three Dunedin schools considered by some in the city to be lower-class, and where – by his own admission – he developed something of a chip on...

Club Otago Lunch March – Warren Lees

Warren Lees Warren Lees’ cricketing record is unlikely to be matched, he led Otago to more championships – first-class and one-day – than any other captain.  Warren is our first Club Otago speaker for the year with our lunch scheduled for Friday, 15th March 2019. With...

A Night To Remember 2019 – Outstanding success!

A Night To Remember 2019 – Outstanding success!

A Night to Remember 2019, the Otago Medical Research Foundation’s seventh annual black-tie fundraising dinner, hosted in the Dunedin Town Hall on the 15th on February, was an outstanding success.A record of $121,000 was raised to support our work in launching catalyst...

A Night To Remember 2019

A Night To Remember 2019

A Night to Remember, the Otago Medical Research Foundation’s annual black-tie fundraising dinner is again a sell-out. Regarded as the best event of its type in the city each year, combining as it does a mixture of international-calibre entertainment, world-class...

November Club Otago Lunch – The Sophie Elliott Foundation

From the grim tragedy that was Sophie Elliott’s murder in Dunedin almost 11 years ago, a genuine ray of sunshine has emerged. The work of the Sophie Elliott Foundation in making young New Zealanders aware of potential manipulation and bullying in relationships, and in...

Club Otago November: Lesley Elliot

On the day she was due to leave for Wellington and a job with the Treasury, 22-year-old Sophie Elliott was brutally murdered, stabbed 216 times by an ex-boyfriend. The year’s final Club Otago lunch will feature Lesley Elliott, Sophie’s mother and founder of the Sophie...

Profile: Professor Ian Morison

The diagnosis for childhood cancer is devastating, but it’s not just the family who feel the effects. As soon as haematologist Professor Ian Morison sees the tell-tale leukaemia cells through his microscope he knows the next three years are going to be full of stress...

Profile: Dr Heather Cunliffe

Funding by the Otago Medical Research Foundation has opened doors for Dr Heather Cunliffe's breast cancer research. Treatment is no longer one-size-fits all.  Targeted treatments are already tailored to women according to three important gene markers that help define...