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Collaborators with the Wellington Medical Technology Group

The Wellington Medical Technology Group maintains active collaborations with many leading and emerging researchers around the world. Please visit their websites.

Featured collaborators

Dr Leo Celi

The MIT Laboratory for Computational Physiology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, USA

The Laboratory for Computational Physiology (LCP), under the direction of Dr Leo Celi and Professor Roger Mark, conducts research on improving health care through new and refined approaches to interpreting data. 

The LCP is at the forefront of the data-driven precision health movement having developed the world's first Multi-parameter Intelligent Monitoring in Intensive Care II (MIMIC II) Database. Unlike other databases, MIMIC II is an open source archive of clinical, laboratory, as well as multi-channel streaming physiologic data from ~40,000 ICU admissions in the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre in Boston, USA. It is an unparalleled resource that is already being accessed by >800 research groups worldwide to develop risk stratification and decision support tools for personalised medicine.

We're joining forces with Leo and his team to develop New Zealand's version of MIMIC II called PHysIC (Precision Health in Intensive Care). 


Dr Caroline Rickards 

Institute for Cardiovascular & Metabolic Diseases, University of North Texas Health Science Center

We enjoy working with Dr Rickards on a joint project looking at methods of quantifying cerebral autoregulation. She leads a research group that is focused on understanding the integrated cardiovascular, autonomic and cerebrovascular responses to hypovolemic stressors in humans, with an emphasis on hemorrhage and orthostasis.  Caroline is a great mentor so if you're interested in doing research in the US consider her lab!

Want to work with us?

We welcome new collaborations from both established investigators and students wishing to undertake PhD or Post-Doctoral Fellowship training. Each year the Division of Health Sciences at the University of Otago supports a limited number of Post Doctoral awards. Fellowships are also available through the Health Research Council and the National Heart Foundation. We have a track recording of securing funding through these schemes and can help you develop a proposal.

Because we're an interdisciplinary group we welcome inquiries from people with skills from diverse areas. We're particularly keen to work with students and fellows interested in developing careers requiring skills in:

  • Systems physiology
  • Critical care medicine
  • Signal processing
  • Machine learning
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biophysics
  • Electronics 

These are also the same areas that we can potentially offer PhD and Masters training. 

If you are interested in working with us either as a student or as a research fellow please contact shieak.tzeng@otago.ac.nz

Our academic building is temporarily closed for seismic reasons but our top class teaching, studying and research programmes remain in full swing.

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