Dr. Safari is a graduate of Otago University with a great interest in research. She has worked as a medical registrar in Dunedin Public hospital followed by years of experience as a GP.
During her medical studies Dr. Safari won the Renshaw prize in medical research; set up Computer assisted learning for medical students - presented at ANZAME in Monash University as a pilot to be used in medical schools; and set up a computer database for blood transfusion in Dunedin Public Hospital.
Her thesis for her Masters in Science was the role of cell mediated immunity and interleukines in the immune system, and her PHD thesis was on the effect of prostaglandins, which was presented at a Physiology conference in Venice, Italy.
Dr. Safari is one the first graduates of NZCAM (New Zealand College of Appearance Medicine) and opened the first, permanent Appearance Medicine Clinic in Dunedin. Dr. Safari has a special interest in photo-therapeutic appearance medicine techniques, including lasers, IPL and PDT. She was the first to introduce LED assisted PDT to the city.
- The Renshaw prize is awarded annually by the Otago Medical Research Foundation (OMRF), and is named after one of the founders of the OMRF, the late Dr P.K. Renshaw.
The award is given to the student who is judged to have made the most worthwhile contribution to medical research.
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