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EDOR members feature at Health Research events

Wednesday 5 July 2017 9:56am

EDOR students and staff were among the presenters and award recipients at the Southern Health Research Symposium and Excellence Awards Ceremony, held on Thursday 29 June, 2017. The event was supported by the Dunedin School of Medicine (DSM), The Southern District Health Board (SDHB) and Health Research South (HRS).

Michelle Jospe and Rebecca Harding, PhD students working with EDOR members, both gave presentations at the Health Research Symposium.

Download the Southern Health Research Symposium and Awards programme (PDF, 1.3MB)

The Health Research Excellence Award ceremony was held in the evening, and featured a best research support award in the Department of Medicine for EDOR Research Manager Cherie Stayner.

The Gil Barbezat Summer Studentship prize went to Tanja de Wilde for her research project: Patterns of screen use and the adverse associations with sleep among New Zealand adolescents. Tanja was supervised by EDOR researchers Associate Professor Barbara Galland and Professor Rachael Taylor, along with colleague Dr Claire Smith.

Professor Barry Taylor, EDOR member and Dean of the Dunedin School of Medicine, gave an overview of research in the DSM over the past year, with EDOR researchers featuring several times in the top ten funding successes.

Presentation to Tanja de Wilde 650
Tanja de Wilde receives the Gil Barbazat Summer Studentship prize from Professor Stephen Robertson, Associate Dean of Research, Dunedin School of Medicine.

Michelle HRE talk 650
PhD candidate Michelle Jospe describes her study looking at how hunger training can aid weight loss.

Barry Taylor 650
Professor Barry Taylor gives an overview of research in the Dunedin School of Medicine.

Presentation to Cherie Stayner 650
Dr Cherie Stayner was awarded best research support person in the Department of Medicine by Professor Stephen Robertson, Associate Dean of Research.