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...

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...

Behind the Foundation

The thing that Associate Professor Greg Jones likes most about the Otago Medical Research Foundation is its role in incubating research. Greg is the deputy chair of the Foundation’s Scientific Committee, which is responsible for deciding on funding application...