13 December 2021
By email: [FYI request #17572 email]
We refer to your information request dated 15 November 2021 made under the Official Information
Act 1982. You have requested the total funds provided to the University of Otago from Pfizer from
2019 to present, and the departments/studies the funding was directed to.
Please see our response to your request below.
• $1,725.00 NZD was received from Pfizer PFE New Zealand for the sponsorship of the
Rheumatology topic, in the 2021 Dunedin RACP Written Examination Revision Course. This
course was facilitated by the Otago Medical School.
• $120,780.94 NZD was received from Pfizer Inc for a 2020 research project titled
“Christchurch IBD Fellowship – an investment in New Zealand IBD care”. We note that the
Fellowship is not likely to begin until 2022 due to COVID-19 related delays. This work will be
carried out by the Department of Medicine, University of Otago Christchurch.
We trust that this information will be helpful.
Official Information and Compliance Coordinator
Office of the Registrar