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DSM professorial promotions

Monday 8 July 2013 12:00am

The Dunedin School of Medicine warmly congratulates its newest professors:

Professor J. Haxby Abbott

Department of Surgical Sciences

Professor Haxby Abbott’s research focuses on the management of common musculoskeletal conditions, and is based in the disciplines of clinical epidemiology, outcomes research and health technology assessment.

Professor Sarah Derrett

Department of Preventive and Social Medicine

As Director of the Injury Prevention Research Unit (IPRU) much of Sarah's research is focused on injury. For example, she led the Health Research Council of New Zealand funded Prospective Outcomes of Injury Study (2007-2013) and now leads the Subsequent Injury Study funded by the HRC in 2015.

Professor Greg Jones

Department of Surgical Sciences

Dr Jones' research group has a broad range of interests in the field of vascular biology, including population genetics, cardiovascular disease biomarkers, and vascular connective tissue biology. The group's research has a strong clinical emphasis, particularly in the areas of aortic aneurysm, coronary and peripheral arterial disease and varicose veins.

Professor Patrick Manning

Department of Medicine

The primary focus of Professor Manning's Endocrinology Research Group relates to clinical trials in all areas of endocrinology including diabetes, general endocrinology, and metabolism. A key area of research focus is the link between obesity and insulin resistance.

Professor Sarah Young

Department of Pathology

Professor Young's research focuses on immune therapies for cancer and implementing the best strategy for activating anti-tumour immune responses in the host. The therapies investigated include vaccines, such as a virus-like particle, adenovirus and a bacterial ghost, and T cell-based therapies. All therapies aim to activate the Th1 arm of the immune response and projects are designed around this.

More information on Professor Young