We are delighted to introduce the University of Otago, Christchurch Summer Students for the year 2021/22. The Canterbury Medical Research Foundation has funded nine students to conduct a research project over the summer, under the supervision of experienced senior research leaders. These research scholarships are worth $5,000 each, and were made possible with the help of our corporate sponsors, one of which is Aotea Group, who pledged to support three students this year.
Supervisor: Caroline Bell
Earthquake Brain: Predictors of facial emotion processing following earthquake-related stress
Supervisor: Jennifer Jordan
Impact of peri-traumatic beliefs and severity of trauma exposure to the Canterbury earthquakes on subsequent avoidance and alcohol use in those with a post-traumatic stress compared to a resilient control group
Sarah Emily Davey
Supervisor: Katie Douglas
Systematic review of the impact of trauma exposure on cognitive function in individuals without post-traumatic stress disorder or other mental health disorders
Supervisor: Geoff Shaw
How good are we at fluid therapy in critically ill patients?
Supervisor: Janice Chew-Harris
Role and therapeutic potential of suPAR in cardiovascular disease
Supervisor: Tony Kettle
The investigation of plasma myeloperoxidase (MPO) as a potential biomarker of disease activity in inflammatory bowel disease
Supervisor: Rachel Lawsom
Drop out from Maudsley family-based therapy for anorexia nervosa: A South Island eating disorders service audit
Supervisor: Matthew Doogue
Is dabigatran dosed correctly for patients – according to laboratory results?
Supervisor: Jonathan Wells
Can biofarbication create the “ideal” patch for congenital diaphragmatic hernia repair?