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Health Research Excellence Awards

Celebrating Health Research Excellence Partnerships


The ongoing and unique research partnership between the Otago Medical School – Dunedin Campus and the Southern District Health Board will be acknowledged at this year’s combined Otago Medical School – Dunedin Campus Teaching and Research Excellence Awards at 6pm on Thursday 13 August 2020 at the Barnett Lecture Theatre and Foyer area, where staff from both organisations will gather to acknowledge researchers and research initiatives.

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2020 Awards

Read or download more information about the awards:

2019 Awards

Professor Barry Taylor, Dunedin School of Medicine and Chris Fleming, Southern District Health Board together with the Health Research South Board would like to congratulate the following award winners:

Dunedin School of Medicine Awards

Dean’s Medal for Research Excellence **

  • Professor Dirk De Ridder (Surgical Sciences)

Research Development Investment

  • Dr Michael Tatley (Preventive and Social Medicine)

Research Publication Awards

  • Dr Andrew Reynolds (Medicine)
  • Professor Robert Walker (Medicine)
  • Dr Charlene Rapsey (Psychological Medicine)

Best Published Paper by a Master’s or PhD Student Award

  • Sarada Ketharnathan (Pathology)

Research Support Person Award

  • Janelle Tangney (NICU – Southern District Health Board)

Prizes and Scholarships

Gil Barbezat Summer Studentship Prize

  • Vaughn Ticar (Pathology)

The Emily Johnston Scholarship

  • Gianna Salis (Women’s & Children’s Health)
  • Lauren Weaver (née Miller) (Women’s & Children’s Health)

Frances G Cotter Scholarship

  • Ibtihalat Mohamed (Medicine)

Clinical Research Scholarship

  • Ibtihalat Mohamed (Medicine)

Dunbar Scholarship

  • Shelley Mitchell (Women’s & Children’s Health)

Lady King Scholarship

  • Annika Sjoeholm (Women’s & Children’s Health)

Southern District Health Board Awards

Health Service Delivery

  • Dr Carol Atmore and Team (General Practice & Rural Health)

Best Collaboration Award

  • Lisa Kremer,Associate Professor David Reith, Associate Professor Roland Broadbent, Dr Liza Edmonds, Associate Professor Natalie Medlicott, Frances McCaffrey and Dr Mary-Jane Sime – Women’s and Children’s Health (Dunedin School of Medicine) and Southern District Health Board.

Dunedin School of Medicine Departmental Awards

The Jan Breward Award for Research Excellence in General Practice

  • Dr Sharon Leitch

Medicine Excellence in Research Support

  • Willemijn De Bruin

Women’s and Children’s Excellence in Research Support

  • Rachel Sayers

Pathology Excellence in Research Support

  • Katie Young

Department of the Dean Excellence in Research Support

  • Ali Cameron

Pathology Excellence in Research Support

  • Jacqueline Ludgate

Bioethics Excellence in Research Support

  • Professor John McMillan

Preventive and Social Medicine Early Career Research Award

  • Dr Sarah Donald

Preventive and Social Medicine Excellence in Research Support

  • Susan Bell

New Researcher Start Up Awards

  • Dr Sean Coffey (Medicine)
  • Dr Sharon Pattison (Medicine)
  • Dr Megan Anakin (Office of the Dean)
  • Dr Adele Woolley (Pathology)
  • Dr Susan Jack (Preventive and Social Medicine)
  • Associate Professor Sue Crengle (Preventive and Social Medicine)

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Further information

For further information on these awards, please email:

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