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Check out some of our students' and graduates' newsworthy achievements!
Master of Health Sciences student Brodie Elliot's research has earned him a top prize with the Australasian Surgical Research Society.
Fourth year MBChB student Isaac had his summer scholarship research published by the Neuroepidemiology journal.
Top prize for young researcher investigating health inequities
Master of Health Sciences student Brodie Elliot has always been interested in health equity, and his research into inequities in accessing appendicitis treatment has earned him a top prize with the Australasian Surgical Research Society (SRS).
How equal is access to stroke reperfusion therapy?
Fourth-year medical student Isaac Samuels (Tainui) knows that by doing research he can make a real impact – and he found the perfect opportunity to do just that with a Brain Research New Zealand Māori Summer Scholarship.
Thinking beyond the booth
Untreated hearing loss – a risk factor for cognitive decline – is a growing epidemic: The number of older New Zealanders suffering from hearing loss is predicted to double in the next 50 years.
Stanford and MIT beckon for young health researchers
An emerging expert on the nocebo effect and a promising young heart researcher have won prestigious scholarships, funded by entrepreneur Andrew Bagnall, to study at Stanford and MIT.
Another doctor and nurse in the whare
When brother and sister Eruera and Tumanako Bidois are back home at their Rotorua marae, Tarimano, they’re getting used to having their aunties, uncles, and kaumātua asking them for medical advice.
The human element
Briana Northey is a people person, and it’s this “human element” of medicine that has helped drive her to graduate from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery.
Annual prize recognises top Māori and Pacific medical students
For recent graduates Nathaniel Carter and Opetaia Aati, they haven’t just left University with a medical degree—they also have a ProCare Annual Prize in General Practice under their belts.
From state care to University scholar
Thanks to the support of the Ralph & Eve Seelye Charitable Trust, 54 students since 2014 have received a life-changing boost to help them through University.
Graduating at 90 and still publishing: “It keeps me happy”
One of New Zealand’s pioneers in critical care medicine is graduating from the University of Auckland with a Doctorate in Medicine at the age of 90, possibly the University’s oldest graduate by thesis, ever.
Same faculty, different degrees - identical twins graduate
After six years of study at the University of Auckland, identical twins and first-generation students Chiara and Norina Gasteiger have both graduated with masters degrees in medical fields.