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...

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...

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...