Sponsor Spotlight: Sharon Hyndman

Sharon Hyndman As a former nurse, Sharon Hyndman knows only too well the impact serious disease can have, on the patient and on the wider family.  And as a family member who has experienced the effects of medical events and disease, including heart attacks and cancer,...

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...
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...

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...

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...