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2017 Otago Spotlight Series Student Poster Competition winners

Congratulations to the 2017 prizewinners of the Otago Spotlight Series: Child Health Research Student Poster Competition held in Wellington, 11 and 12 September.

The finalists presented their work to a large Spotlight Series audience in the Nordmeyer Lecture Theatre, for final judging.

First place

Fraser JefferyA cost benefit analysis of the use of routine serology in reducing the burden of re-immunisation in children who have undergone chemotherapy for childhood cancer.

Fraser Jeffery1,Tony Walls2, Siobhan Cross3
1 Medical student, University of Otago, Christchurch
2 Department of Paediatrics, University of Otago, Christchurch
3 Children’s Haematology Oncology Centre, Canterbury District Health Board


Second Place – Otago Medical Research Society Prize

Hannah Best Therapeutic targeting of cellular clearance pathways in neurodegenerative Batten disease.

Hannah Best1, Katherine White2, Jill Weimer2, Stephanie Hughes1
1 Department of Biochemistry, Brain Health Research Centre, University of Otago
2 Pediatric and Rare Disease Group, Sanford Research, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA


Highly Commended presentations

Heather BarnesInvestigating potential NAFLD predisposition in preterm guinea pigs.

Heather Barnes1, Rebecca Dyson1, Clint Gray1, Jane Anderson2, Max Berry1
1 Perinatal and Developmental Physiology group, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Otago, Wellington
2 Department of Pathology, University of Otago, Wellington


Conway NiuIntermittent hypoxia in preterm and term infants up to 42 weeks postmenstrual age: Preliminary results of a 1-year longitudinal observational study

Conway Niu1, Angela Campbell2, Peter Larsen3,Dawn Elder1
1 Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Otago, Wellington
2 WellSleep, Department of Medicine, University of Otago, Wellington
3 Department of Surgery and Anaesthesia, University of Otago, Wellington

2017 Child Health Research Student poster competition