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DSM Postgraduate Research Day
28th June 2017

As part of the Southern Health celebrations 2017, the Dunedin School of Medicine (DSM) invited all DSM postgraduate researchers and guests to the third annual Postgraduate Research Day where we showcased current postgraduate research and offered professional development opportunities for our emerging researchers.

The day began with an engaging series of workshops at St Margaret’s College, followed by a poster evening at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery.

Workshop Series | St Margaret’s College, 10am - 3.30pm

This event offered opportunities for the development of professional skills and social networks. Postgraduate research students, recent alumni and early career researchers were encouraged to attend the whole day or select sessions from the programme as below:

10.05–10.55am | Making your own luck: Applying for grant funding
Presented by Associate Professor Julia Horsfield and Dr Aniruddha Chatterjee

11.00–11.55am | Plenary session
Presented by Professor John Reynolds, Director First Year Health Sciences Programme

12.45–1.35pm | Finding the right career for your strengths
Presented by Yvonne Gaut, Career Development Centre

1.40–2.30pm | Beyond coping: Resilience and time management skills
Presented by Jodie Black, Human Resources Training

2.35–3.25pm | Spreading the word: How to communicate your research
Presented by Donnella Aitken-Ferguson, Marketing and Communications

DSM Postgraduate Poster Exhibition | Dunedin Public Art Gallery 4pm - 5.30pm

This exhibition showcased current Honours, Master’s, and PhD students supervised within the DSM. Presentations were a mix of research in progress and research findings. Students presented their posters to the DSM research community and our panel of judges on 28 June at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery.

Top prize $500 | 2nd prize $300 | 3rd prize $200 | Special award $250

1st prize: Sarada Ketharnathan, PhD candidate in Pathology
2nd prize:
Gloria Dainty, PhD candidate in Women’s and Children’s Health
3rd prize: Joshua Harris,
PhD candidate in Pathology

Special awards for early researchers:
Ben Halliday, 1st year PhD student in Women’s and Children’s Health
Douglas Gaskarth, BBioMedSc(Hons) student in Pathology

Prizes were sponsored by the Otago Postgraduate Medical society and were determined on the content of the poster and the author’s presentation during the poster evening. Prizes were awarded during the Southern Health Research Excellence Awards on Thursday 29 June at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery.