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Pharmacoepidemiology Research Network research opportunities for students

We welcome enquiries from potential Summer, Master's, or PhD students with an interest in medicine safety and utilisation research who have completed undergraduate or postgraduate papers in epidemiology, statistics, or data management.

Current students

Joyce Guo, Summer Student (2018 / 2019)

  • Project: Treatment escalation patterns in people with type 2 diabetes: a national follow-up study of new users of metformin mono-therapy.
  • Funding: Otago Medical Research Foundation - Paper Plus Dunedin Summer Scholarship, Division of Health Sciences, University of Otago

Sarah Donald, PhD Candidate

  • Project: Prescription medicine use in pregnancy
  • Funding: Health Research Council Clinical Research Training Fellowship

Past students

Joshua Quon, Summer Student (2017 / 2018)

  • Project: Are physicians prescribing beta-blockers to New Zealanders with COPD and co-morbid heart disease?
  • Funding: Summer Research Scholarship, Division of Health Sciences, University of Otago

Finn Sigglekow, Summer Student (2017 / 2018)

  • Project: Patterns of statin usage in preventing cardiovascular disease
  • Funding: Summer Research Scholarship, Division of Health Sciences, University of Otago

Joshua Quon, Summer Student (2016 / 2017)

  • Project: Co-prescription of simvastatin and contraindicated drugs
  • Funding: Summer Research Scholarship, Division of Health Sciences, University of Otago

Erin McKergow, Summer Student (2015 / 2016)

  • Project: Demographic and regional disparities in insulin pump utilization in a setting of universal funding: A New Zealand nationwide study
  • Funding: Otago Medical Research Fund and Kelliher Charitable Trust Summer Scholarship Award, Division of Health Sciences, University of Otago

Alison Ma, Summer Student (2014 / 2015)

  • Project: Randomised controlled trials cited in pharmaceutical advertisements targeting New Zealand health professionals: do they support the advertising claims and what is the risk of bias?
  • Funding: Summer Research Scholarship, Division of Health Sciences, University of Otago