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Delivery of surgical care in Samoa

Delivery of surgical care in Samoa

A team of STaR Centre researchers passionate about improving surgical care in the Pacific undertook a project to identify the barriers and opportunities to improving the delivery of safe, affordable, timely surgical care in Samoa. Our Pacific neighbours, including...

STaR Centre researchers, finalists in 2020 Velocity $100k Challenge

STaR Centre researchers, finalists in 2020 Velocity $100k Challenge

STaR Centre directors Greg O’Grady, and John Windsor with our brilliant technologist Bruce Stokes, have been selected as finalists in the Velocity $100k Challenge. This Challenge is the flagship competition within Velocity, New Zealand’s leading university...

Novel chyme reinfusion device

Novel chyme reinfusion device

STaR centre directors Associate Professor Greg O’Grady and Professor Ian Bissett developed a novel chyme reinfusion device, which has demonstrated benefits and acceptability in a first-in-human feasibility study.

HRC funding for Ian Bissett

HRC funding for Ian Bissett

Ian Bissett and his team have been awarded an HRC Project Grant that will be exploring the ability of a newly developed medical device to improve the outcomes of patients with rectal cancer.

MBIE Smart Ideas grant

MBIE Smart Ideas grant

Anthony Phillips and team have been awarded an MBIE ‘Smart Ideas’ grant to improve the way people are given enteral feeding.

Helping set the research agenda in lymphatic research

Helping set the research agenda in lymphatic research

Anthony Phillips and John Windsor were invited to give presentations and participate in the Research Consensus Panel sponsored by the Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation on the topic of “Lymphatics Imaging and Interventions”. This took place on February 21...

First STaR Hui on the Ōrākei Marae

First STaR Hui on the Ōrākei Marae

The first Hui to discuss the problems of bowel cancer and faecal incontinence for Māori took place on Friday, 14 February 2020, and was a huge step forward for the STaR Centre

RACS Fellowship Announcement

RACS Fellowship Announcement

The Royal Australasian College of Surgery has announced Greg O’Grady as the recipient of their most prestigious Fellowship for 2020.