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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...

Club Otago Lunch September 2018 – Max Quinn

Dunedin-based internationally-acclaimed wildlife cameraman Max Quinn is prepared for all eventualities. From spending almost a year in Antarctica, where temperatures rarely rose above minus 25 degrees and where there was a three-month period when the sun never rose,...

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...