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Endometrial cancer: projects available in genomic, cell biology, clinical and public health areas

A postgraduate research opportunity at the University of Otago.

Details

Academic background
Sciences, Health Sciences
Host campus
Wellington
Qualifications
PhD, Master’s, Honours
Department
Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Women's Health (Wellington)
Supervisors
Dr Claire Henry, Professor Alec Ekeroma

Overview

Endometrial cancer has been a neglected disease, and this is to our detriment – it is now one of the leading causes of women’s mortality and morbidity in Aotearoa. Although obesity is strongly linked with endometrial cancer, it does not wholly account for the increase in incidence and recurrence.

Proposed studies are available to investigate multiple areas of endometrial cancer to inform clinical practice for a disease that will continue to have a significant impact on women and the health care system. We encourage honours, masters and PhD students to apply.

A variety of projects are available for students interested in women’s health and cancer. Projects will encourage critical thinking and analysis of health quality disparities which still exist in the Wellington region. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Genomics: investigating the molecular classification of endometrial cancer in NZ women
  • Cell biology: role of extracellular vesicles in endometrial cance
  • Clinical: Data linking and analysis (cancer recurrence)
  • Public Health: investigating women’s experiences and role of health literacy material

To put forward an expression of interest you will need to provide us with the following:

  • A cover letter that explains your interests and background
  • Your CV

You will be based at the Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Women's Health at University of Otago, Wellington (UOW) under supervision of Dr Claire Henry and Professor Aiono Alec Ekeroma.

Contact

Dr Claire Henry
Tel   +64 22 0926 984
Email   claire.henry@otago.ac.nz