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...

Habits may not be so bad after all

Stephanie Lynch received an Otago Medical Research Foundation Scholarship and the results from her research are fascinating! Her study found children who suck their thumbs and bite their finger nails may be lowering their chance of developing allergies. Read the full...