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Golf Tournament 2018

For the ninth straight year, the Foundation’s golf tournament out-manoeuvred the weather gods with the first three hours of the 2018 event played in near-perfect conditions on the St Clair course. While the wind blew for the last hour, the rain stayed away until...

Researcher Spotlight: Sarah Young

Solving human health problems is not straightforward, so accessing initial funding to investigate promising research paths is absolutely key, as Dr Sarah Young from the Pathology Department in the Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago, knows. "Getting the...

Research Grant Recipient: Associate Professor Rajesh Katare

Around 465 million people in the world suffer from diabetes – it is a growing health problem. The Otago Medical Research Foundation is playing its part in looking at ways to combat this global health crisis, through financial support to the University of Otago....

Annual Golf Tournament – 2018

The Foundation’s ninth annual golf tournament is almost upon us. First staged in late-2010, the tournament – hosted in association with OceanaGold NZ – is now well established with more than $150,000 having been raised through the eight events played to date, all of...

Sponsor Spotlight: John and Jacqui Brenssell

Dunedin PaperPlus owners John and Jacqui Brenssell say supporting the Otago Medical Research Foundation is a great way of being involved with the community. Medical research has an important place in Dunedin, so supporting these studies is one way of giving back, it...

Max Quinn – September Club Otago Lunch

The next Club Otago lunch – scheduled for the Glenroy Auditorium on Thursday, 27th September – will take us to places most of us have never seen and some we haven’t heard of. Our guest is internationally-renowned wildlife cameraman Max Quinn, who has been involved in...

Club Otago Lunch June 2018 – Buck Shelford & Prof Sarah Young

View the full gallery for our Club Otago Lunch > All Black icon Buck Shelford continues to pull the crowds – almost 30 years after he last pulled on an international jersey. Shelford was the guest speaker at the latest Club Otago lunch, a sell-out two months prior to...

Aneurysm breakthrough

University of Otago vascular researchers have developed a process that could revolutionise aneurysm management – and save lives. An aneurysm – a blood-filled bulge in a weakened blood vessel wall – is most commonly found in the aorta. Often described as “ticking time...

Well wishes to The Foundation from Otago Rugby Football Union

Well wishes to The Foundation from Otago Rugby Football Union

Building the Otago community is a priority for the Otago Rugby Football Union, a value it shares with the Otago Medical Research Foundation (OMRF). The Foundation has been an official charity partner of the Union for the last four years, with the union’s players...

March Club Otago Lunch: David Moffett

It is not New Zealand Rugby’s job to fix the game globally and our administrators would be advised to direct their efforts towards ensuring the game here and in the Pacific Islands is better served. Forget South Africa, Japan and Argentina … strengthen the...