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2016/2017 Summer Studentship Projects

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Clinical

A naturalistic study of outcomes with olanzapine long acting injection

logo - Canterbury Medical Research FoundationSupervisor(s): Dr Erik Monasterio, Andrew McKean, Jane Vella Brincat and Dr Paul Chin
Sponsor: Canterbury Medical Research Foundation
Student: Alice Hay 

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Project Report [PDF 25KB]


The epidemiology of non-viral gastroenteritis in New Zealand children

logo - Cure KidsSupervisor(s): Dr Tony Walls, Dr Cheryl Brunton and Dr Natalie Martin
Sponsor: Cure Kids
Student: Emma Jeffs

Project Brief [PDF157KB]
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Predictive value of HbA1c in women with newly diagnosed gestational diabetes

Supervisor(s): Dr Ruth Hughes and Dr Jo Gullam
Sponsor: Diabetes Training and Research Trust
Student: Umaya Gamalath

Project Brief [PDF 157KB]
Project Report [PDF 85KB]


Influence of the level of sacrectomy and internal iliac node resection on survival in patients with recurrent colorectal cancer

logo - Cancer Society of New ZealandSupervisor(s): Dr Christopher Wakeman and Professor Frank Frizelle
Sponsor: Cancer Society Ashburton, Diamond Harbour, Rangiora and Greymouth Groups
Student: Kieran Jongerius

Project Brief [PDF 178KB]
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Late effects of prematurity on neuropsychological and health outcomes in adolescence

logo - University of OtagoSupervisor(s): Associate Professor Nicola Austin and Dr Stephanie Moor
Sponsor: Department of Paediatrics
Student: Georgina Abbott

Project Brief [PDF 112KB]
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Examination of the reasons families choose not to engage with BRAVE (an 'e'-therapy treatment for anxiety in children and teens) in primary care in Canterbury

logo - Canterbury District Health BoardSupervisor(s): Dr Stephanie Moor
Sponsor: Canterbury District Health Board
Student: Amy McLachlan

Project Brief [PDF 250KB]
Project Report [PDF 36KB]


Being an engager not just a sitter - Helping health care assistants engage with older inpatients through activity trolleys

Supervisor(s): Dr Susan Gee, Tracy Hawkes and Matthew Croucher
Sponsor: ANZSGM
Student: Megan Thurlow

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Can post-operative pain be predicted by the response to preoperative intervention?

Supervisor(s): Associate Professor Ross Kennedy and Mrs Margie McKellow
Sponsor: Anaesthetists' Instrument Pool
Student: Catherine Marshall

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A retrospective audit of admissions to the Transitions Unit at the Burwood Spinal Unit

Supervisor(s): Dr Deborah Snell, Dr Jo Nunnerley, John Bourke and Rachelle Martin
Sponsor: Burwood Academy of Independent Living
Student: Zahra Shahtahmasebi

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Nasal high flow therapy - The effect on exercise performance in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

logo - Fisher and Paykel HealthcareSupervisor(s): Professor Lutz Beckert and Dr Paul Kelly
Sponsor: Fisher and Paykel Healthcare
Student: Jamie Dikstall

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Burwood assessment, screening and education for chronic pain - An evaluation

logo - New Zealand Federation of Graduate WomenSupervisor(s): Dr Lee Thompson, Dr John Alchin, Brony Trewin and Jonathan Williman
Sponsor: Graduate Women Canterbury Trust
Student: Maddie Weston

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The international staging system for paediatric cancers pilot study - A review of the NZCCR staging for CHOC patients

Supervisor(s): Mrs Kirsten Ballantine and Dr Siobhan Cross
Sponsor: Canterbury Children's Research Trust
Student: Danny Nam

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Cost benefit analysis of routine serological titres in reducing re-immunisation in children post-chemotherapy for childhood cancer

Supervisor(s): Dr Siobhan Cross and Dr Tony Walls
Sponsor: Canterbury Children's Research Trust
Student: Fraser Jeffrey

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Does intra-articular tranexamic acid improve the early outcome in knee arthroscopy?

logo - Canterbury Orthopaedic ServicesSupervisor(s): Professor Gary Hooper and Dr David Kieser
Sponsor: Canterbury Orthopaedic Services
Student: Jack Parker

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An audit of patients managed on the home intravenous antibiotic service at Christchurch Hospital over 12 months

Supervisor(s): Dr Sarah Metcalf, Dr Simon Dalton, Dr Alan Pithie and Professor Steve Chambers
Sponsor: Department of Infectious Disease Trust Fund
Student: Ari Basevi

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Patterns of care for glioma patients in Canterbury - A decade of care

Supervisor(s): Dr Melissa James and Dr Ben Hindson
Sponsor: WMBA Trust
Student: Megan de Lambert

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Antiplatelet/anticoagulant drug interaction alerts in MedChart

logo - University of OtagoSupervisor(s): Dr Paul Chin and Associate Professor Matt Doogue
Sponsor: Department of Medicine
Student: Heyleigh Miller

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Monitoring the transient hemodynamic impact of mechanical ventilation

logo - Heart FoundationSupervisor(s): Professor Geoff Shaw, Dr CG Pretty, Dr JL Dickson and Professor J Geoffrey Chase
Sponsor: National Heart Foundation
Student: Will Moot

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Evidenced based clinical decision support for e-prescribing and administration to reduce alert fatigue

logo - University of OtagoSupervisor(s): Associate Professor Matt Doogue, Dr Paul Chin and Dr Matthew Strother
Sponsor: Department of Medicine
Student: Amanda Crawford

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logo - Canterbury District Health BoardMeasuring a good death - Validation of a tool for retrospectively measuring quality of death

Supervisor(s): Dr Kate Grundy, Dr Rachel Wiseman and Dr David Gibbs
Sponsor: Canterbury District Health Board
Student: Claire Whitehead

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A New Zealand PHODA - A measure for identifying the perceived harmfulness of activities

logo - Canterbury Medical Research FoundationSupervisor(s): Dr Bronwyn Lennox Thompson
Sponsor: Canterbury Medical Research Foundation
Student: Ellise Woon

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A cross-sectional analysis and benchmarking of clinical assessment data using the electronic Persistent Pain Outcomes Collaboration assessment tools

logo - Canterbury Medical Research FoundationSupervisor(s): Professor Ted Shipton and Dr Jessica Mills
Sponsor: Canterbury Medical Research Foundation
Student: Sneha Pulapaka

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Early unplanned hospital readmissions in frail older people receiving a community rehabilitation service - Causes and precipitants

logo - Canterbury Medical Research FoundationSupervisor(s): Dr Claire Heppenstall
Sponsor: Canterbury Medical Research Foundation
Student: Anne Chiang

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Diagnostic delay in AYA sarcoma patients - Does it exist and what are contributing factors?

Supervisor(s): Dr Tristan Pettit, Dr Ruth Spearing, Gordon Beadel, Dr Louise Sue, Dr Louise Bremner, Val Waugh
Sponsor: The Ruth Spearing Cancer Trust
Student: Lucy Allison

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What is the expansion rate of abdominal aortic aneurysms in the octogenerian population?

logo - Age ConcernSupervisor(s): Dr Manar Khashram
Sponsor: Age Concern
Student: Heidi Chen

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Hauora Maori Praxis - role of video scenarios as appropriate learning method of the Hauora Maori curriculum for health professional students

Supervisor(s): Associate Professor Suzanne Pitama
Sponsor: Maori Strategic Framework Fund
Student: Shona Naera

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Laboratory

logo - Cancer Society of New ZealandInvestigation of Epstein-Barr virus in breast tumour cells

Supervisor(s): Dr Logan Walker and Professor Ann Richardson
Sponsor: Cancer Society Amberley, Kaikoura, Diamond Harbour, Rangiora and Ellesmere Groups
Student: Rosie Burn

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Can we slow down breast cancer in mice using vitamin C?

logo - New Zealand Federation of Graduate Womenlogo - The New Zealand Breast Cancer FoundationSupervisor(s): Associate Professor Gabi Dachs
Sponsor: Graduate Women Canterbury Trust and the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation
Student: Linda Buss

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MARS analysis of calcium and gout crystals

logo - University Hospital LausanneSupervisor(s): Dr Tracy Kirkbride and Professor Lisa Stamp
Sponsor: Lausanne University Hospital
Student: Chloe Choi

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Analysis of POR gene mutations in patients with atypical drug responses

logo - Cancer Society of New ZealandSupervisor(s): Dr Simran Maggo
Sponsor: Cancer Society of New Zealand, Canterbury-West Coast Division and Cancer Society Kaikoura, Oxford, Westport and Hokitika Groups
Student: Lucy de Jong

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Rare varients in the IFIH1 gene and sever viral respiratory infections in early childhood

Supervisor(s): Professor Martin Kennedy
Sponsor: Royal Society of New Zealand
Student: Sarah Heath

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Radiation dose optimisation for pre-clinical examinations with MARS-CT

logo - Christchurch Radiology GroupSupervisor(s): Dr Jerome Damet, Pierre Carbonez and Dr Aamir Raja
Sponsor: Christchurch Radiology Group
Student: Chiara Lowe

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The effects of oestradiol and progesterone on the expression of Focal Adhesion Pathway and proliferation markers in Ishikawa cell culture

logo - Canterbury Medical Research FoundationSupervisor(s): Dr Gloria Evans and Professor John Evans
Sponsor: Canterbury Medical Research Foundation
Student: Lorissa McDougall

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Determining the health of joint cartilage in osteoarthritis with MARS spectral

logo - Christchurch Radiology GroupSupervisor(s): Dr Mohsen Ramyar, Associate Professor Nigel Anderson and Associate Professor Tim Woodfield
Sponsor: Christchurch Radiology Group
Student: Susan Xian

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Fatty liver - Measuring fat content for noninvasive imaging with MARS spectral

logo - University of OtagoSupervisor(s): Associate Professor Nigel Anderson, Dr Aamir Raja and Dr Peter George
Sponsor: Department of Radiology
Student: Priyal Patel

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Effect of hydrogen peroxide produced by Streptococcus pneumoniae on bacterial survival in the presence of peroxidases released by immune cells

logo - Canterbury Medical Research FoundationSupervisor(s): Dr Heather Parker, Professor Tony Kettle and Professor Christine Winterbourn
Sponsor: Canterbury Medical Research Foundation
Student: Alice Withers

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A new monoclonal assay for BNP signal peptide

Supervisor(s): Associate Professor Chris Pemberton
Sponsor: Upstream Medical Technologies
Student: Regan Clarke

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Community

Healthcare provider knowledge and perceptions about sexual and gender diversity’

logo - University of OtagoSupervisor(s): Mrs Jen Desrosiers and Dr Katerina Standish
Sponsor: University of Otago, Division of Health Sciences
Student: Kitty Dunkley

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Predictors of hip fractures in Parkinson's Disease

logo - Christchurch Radiology GroupSupervisor(s): Dr Hamish Jamieson, Dr John Thwaites, Professor Tim Anderson and Professor John Dalrmple-Alford
Sponsor: Christchurch Radiology Group
Student: Shaun London

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"Virtual" Socialisation and Case-Discussion between linked medical student groups in Nepal-New Zealand and New Zealand-Samoa during collaborative Global Health Learning - Why and How?

logo - University of OtagoSupervisor(s): Dr Andrew Miller, Dr Ashis Shrestha, Mrs Jen Desrosiers, Professor David Murdoch, Dr Susan Jack, Associate Professor Tai Sopoaga and Dr Malama Tafunai
Sponsor: University of Otago, Division of Health Sciences
Student: Roshit Bothara

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Establishing the true costs of anorexia nervosa - Asking those affected

logo - Maurice & Phyllis Paykel TrustSupervisor(s): Dr Jennifer Jordon and Professor Martin Kennedy
Sponsor: Maurice and Phyllis Paykel Trust
Student: Brendan Lim

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Nursing management and prevalence of wounds in one community nursing service in Christchurch - A retrospective study of patient records

Supervisor(s): Dr Philippa Seaton, Maree Steel, Dr Bev Burrell, Gill Coe and Sheree East
Sponsor: Nurse Maude and Centre for Postgraduate Nursing Studies
Student: Elise McLeod

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Canterbury's culturally and linguistically diverse communities views about mental illness

logo - Pegasus Health (Charitable) LtdSupervisor(s): Dr Lynley Cook and Mastura Abd Rahman
Sponsor: Pegasus Health (Charitable) Limited
Student: Avnish Goyani

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Understanding Canterbury's Pacific communities views about mental illness

logo - Pegasus Health (Charitable) LtdSupervisor(s): Professor Les Toop and Dr Lynley Cook
Sponsor: Pegasus Health (Charitable) Limited
Student: Amy Ga Hee Lee

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Assessment of acute chest pain in the community - A descriptive study of community cardiac troponin testing

logo - Pegasus Health (Charitable) LtdSupervisor(s): Dr Ben Hudson, Diane Bos, Dr Andrew Meads and Dr Martin Than
Sponsor: Pegasus Health (Charitable) Health
Student: Lalitha Mukundan

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