There are a number of research groups based in the Medicine Section. Successful grant applications can run from one to three years, and can have a total value of several million New Zealand dollars.
Collaborative projects link this section with others in the University of Otago including the Christchurch and Wellington Schools of Medicine as well as other universities in New Zealand and around the World. About 50 full publications are published in the peer review literature from this section each year.
Research Groups within the Medicine Section
- Bone Health and Body Composition Research Group
Professor Ailsa Goulding (Professorial Research Fellow), Andrea Grant (Junior Research Fellow), Dr Rachael Taylor (Karitane Senior Research Fellow in Early Childhood Obesity)
- Cardiology Research Group
Associate Professor Gerry Wilkins, Associate Professor CK Wong, Clinical Associate Professor Michael Williams, Dr John Chu, Dr Victor Chen. There are three research nurses employed by the Otago District Health Board.
- Edgar National Centre for Diabetes Research
Professor Jim Mann (Director), Dr Kirsten Coppell and Dr Kirsten McAuley (Senior Research Fellows), Dr Rachael McLean (Research Fellow/Public Health Physician Trainee), Associate Professor Sheila Williams (Research Associate Professor, Biostatistician), Dr Rachael Taylor (Karitane Senior Research Fellow in Early Childhood Obesity), Dr David Tipene-Leach (Senior Research Fellow), Dr Martha Bell (Research Fellow/Sociologist), Dr Juliet Berkeley (Research Fellow), Victoria Farmer and Margaret Johnston (Senior Research Technicians), Minako Kataoka (Research Dietitian), Michelle McGrath (Research Nurse). Chris Booker, Claire Cameron, Anna Dawson, Jill Haszard (PhD students), Amber Strong (Dietitian, PhD student), Alana Newlands (MSc).
- Endocrinology Research Unit
Clinical Associate Professor Patrick Manning, Anne Ryalls, Liz Berry, Michelle McGrath, Gavin Hendry (Research Nurses)
- Gastroenterology Research Group
Dr Michael Schultz, Emeritus Professor Gil Barbezat, A/Prof Grant Butt (Physiology), Dr Chuan Lai (MMedSc student), Anna Lindstrom (PhD student), Chris Paton (PhD student), Stephen Seo (MInfoSc student)
- Lithium Study
- Neurology Research Group
Dr Graeme Hammond-Tooke, Dr Hitoshi Nukada (Honorary Research Fellow based in Japan), Denise McMorran (Research Technician)
- New Zealand Falls Prevention Group
Professor John Campbell, Research Associate Professor Clare Robertson with collaborations both nationally and internationally.
- Oncology Research Group
Associate Professor David Perez, Dr Chris Jackson, Dr Blair McLaren, Dr John North, Dr Hilda Mangos, Dr Shaun Costello, Dr Lyndell Kelly, Dr Annette Neylon, and Rachel McLay-Barnes (Research Nurse)
- Renal Research Group - Otago Kidney Research
The Kidney in Health and Disease (Research Theme Report 2008 available)
Directors: Professor Rob Walker: Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, (Dunedin School of Medicine), Professor Zoltan Endre: Department of Medicine (Otago University, Christchurch).
Other members of the local group: Dr John Schollum, Professor Mike Eccles (Pathology), Dr Jennifer Bedford, Dr John Leader, Alwyn Todd and Frederiek Vos (PhD students), Gaye Ellis and Robyn Hutchison (Research Technicians)
- Respiratory Research Group
Professor Robin Taylor, Dr Ben Brockway, Dr Bob Hancox (Preventive and Social Medicine), Dr Dougie Cowan (PhD student), Jan Cowan (Senior Research Technician), Rochelle Palmay (Research Technician)
- Rheumatology Research Group
Professor John Highton, Dr Simon Stebbings, Dr Paul Hessian (Physiology), Dr Tony Merriman (Biochemistry), Dr Jade Hollis-Moffat (Biochemistry), Dr Lisa Stamp (Christchurch School of Medicine), Debra McNamara (Research Nurse), Dr Sarah Jordan, Dr Katey Jenks (Tony Hocken Fellow) (both Advanced Trainees)
- Sport & Exercise Medicine
Dr Hamish Osborne