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...
Meet our STaR Students: Dr Rebekah Jaung: Studies on the Pathophysiology, Risk Factors and Management of Diverticular Disease
STaR Center would like to congratulate Dr Rebekah Jaung! Dr Jaung successfully defended her doctoral thesis, "Studies on the Pathophysiology, Risk Factors and Management of Diverticular Disease," in September 2020. Dr Jaung was supervised by STaR Centre’s Ian...
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...
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.
We would like to formally announce that Associate Professor Greg O’Grady has accepted the role of Chair, Surgical Research Society of Australasia.
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.
Anthony Phillips and team have been awarded an MBIE ‘Smart Ideas’ grant to improve the way people are given enteral feeding.
Re-purposed drug therapy to reduce lung injury due to prolonged mechanical ventilation in Covid-19 patients.
This study will provide key initial experimental data for this indication and will support a decision to re-manufacture the drug and use it in a Covid-19 clinical trial.
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...
Listen to the Radio New Zealand interview ‘Pancreatic cancer: the case for optimism’ on Nine to Noon, with Kathryn Ryan.
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
The Royal Australasian College of Surgery has announced Greg O’Grady as the recipient of their most prestigious Fellowship for 2020.