Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

Our Stories

Celebrating our achievements and sharing our stories from around the faculty.

Hood Fellow, Professor Arthur Reingold

Vaccine expert says education is not the problem

We were proud to host Professor Arthur Reingold for a public lecture on 14 February 2018. You can listen to his interview with Mike Hosking here.


Dr Gail Bolan looks at the the concerning increase in STIs.

Dr Gail Bolan gave an informative lecture at our faculty on 15 February 2018. You can hear her speak on RadioLIVE here.

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2018 HRC Maori Health Research Career Development Awards.

See the list at the end of article that includes Auckland University people announce as recievers of these awards. See list here.


Daughter follows in fathers footsteps!

Read this inspiring story about Dr. Ulufaleituafalesina Tiresa Alana Vaai featured in the Samoa Observer

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Dr Elana Curtis 

Dr Elana Curtis talks about our MAPAS entry programme to help support Maori and Pacific students. Watch here


The Pukawakawa programme 

The 10th anniversary of an initiative to bring more graduating doctors to Northland has been celebrated in Whangarei. Read more in the Northern Advocate here


A Moving Matariki

Our Matariki celebration was held on June 29 in the Grafton Atrium. Read more here


A/Professor Mark Thomas joins Big Sleepout 

Our own Associate Professor Mark Thomas takes part in the Lifewise Big Sleepout.

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Hip Hop Hooray

Dr Ofa Dewes and Dr Lisa Williams presented their study with an inspirational music video performed by hip hop group The Valiant Boys. 


Our Tuākana student journeys

Read Rīhari and Hēmi Enright's story of their journey with FMHS here. (3rd story down)


Ethica Award

Congratulations to our Honorary Professor John Ormiston who has been presented the Ethica Award, Europe’s most prestigious award in Interventional Cardiology.


Tell Us Your Story!

We love to hear what is going on in our faculty so if you have a story, we'd love to know. Email your story ideas to Marketing