Our people in the news
Our people are often featured in the media, being recognised for their significant discoveries and advances in modern medicine and medical sciences research. Browse recent coverage and highlights of our proud moments and achievements.
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16 November 2018
Dr Rhys Jones spoke about climate change as a public health emergnecy, sharing what we can learn from the 1918 flu pandemic.
8 November 2018
Dr Jo James and Dr Alys Clark (Auckland Bioengineering Institute) have been awarded the Marsden Fund to build a world-first virtual uterus.
7 November 2018
As part of Health Coalition Aotearoa, Professor Swinburn is calling for policy to help people make healthier decisions.
7 November 2018
A new vaccine has been launched to protect infants, toddlers and teens against meningococcal disease.
2 November 2018
Siouxsie Wiles debunks David Seymour's comments about killer reusable shopping bags, labelling them as irresponsible.
4 November 2018
Dr Felicity Goodyear-Smith suspects the Augusta Building incidents that put a dozen Qantas staff in hospital after they smelt an unknown substance were a case of social contagion.
30 October 2018
Althoguh health outcomes for young Māori are improving, "systematic discrimination and poverty" continue to drive stubborn inequities.
29 October 2018
Professor Warwick Bagg speaks about research suggesting that more work needs to be done for students to be empowered and speak up on obtaining informed patient consent during sensitive examinations.
27 October 2018
Compassion fatigue is real but compassion really does matter in health, not only for patients but also the health professionals delivering their care.
24 October 2018
Michal Boyd has found that aged-care facilities are becoming New Zealand's "de facto hospice", raising questions about the state of palliative care in Aotearoa.
21 October 2018
New data shows that children living in neighbourhoods where there are more wood or coal fire-heated houses may be at greater risk of skin diseases.
17 October 2018
Dr Simon Thornley’s study is exploring the use of Firstcheck’s smartphone technology to help detect and combat the scabies skin disease.
13 October 2018
Dr Harwood comments on racial bias and inequitable treatment of premature babies in New Zealand.
11 October 2018
Who are the happiest commuters? It's the cyclists, according to research by Dr Wild.
28 September 2018
Dr Moreland's team is developing a new test to detect rheumatic fever - read more in this New Zealand Herald article.
27 September 2018
Frazer placed second in the Falling Walls Lab competition with his presentation 'Breaking the Walls of vision loss'.
24 September 2018
Mark Thomas comments on the concerning rise in antibiotic resistance after an increase in CPE diagnoses.
23 September 2018
Is hearing loss just a function of age, or is society really getting noisier and making it worse? It's hard to say, according to David Welch.
14 September 2018
While millenials may be known as 'generation sensible', Dr Jackson has observed a problematic drinking culture among New Zealand adolescents.
13 September 2018
Dr Loh is developing a new vaccine against rheumatic fever, and now the research has received a funding boost. Read about it here.
10 September 2018
Susan Morton discusses how the Growing Up in New Zealand longitudinal study could help shape the future of te reo Māori on Māori Television.
6 September 2018
Dr Jacquie Kidd comments on the need to address racism in order to improve Māori Health. Find out more on Radio NZ.
4 September 2018
Professor Cliona Ni Mhurchu says we need a national food policy to be adopted by our schools in this Newstalk ZB interview.