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2016 News Archive
University of Otago, Christchurch

Otago academics made full professor

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 2:25pm

Seventeen leading academics from across the University of Otago’s Dunedin, Christchurch, and Wellington campuses are being promoted to full professor.

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Otago scientists gain Neurological Foundation funding

Friday, 9 December 2016 12:02pm

Several University of Otago researchers have gained funding to pursue innovative projects in the Neurological Foundation’s latest grant round announced today.

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Māori medical student graduates create history

Wednesday, 7 December 2016 10:56am

The largest number of Māori medical students in New Zealand’s history will graduate from the University of Otago on Saturday 10 December.

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Men’s pornography use and its impact on intimacy

Friday, 2 December 2016 12:25pm

The more frequently men use pornography the less sexually intimate they are with their partners, latest University of Otago, Christchurch, research shows.

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Wellington and Christchurch staff thanked for earthquake efforts

Thursday, 24 November 2016 12:48pm

Staff and students at the University of Otago’s campuses in Wellington and Christchurch are being praised for their patience and hard work following last Monday’s major earthquake.

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New Deputy Dean for Christchurch campus

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 2:08pm

Professor Vicky Cameron is a firm believer in scientists’ responsibility to share findings with the community - particularly their research participants. This is one of the reasons Professor Cameron is excited about becoming the Deputy Dean of the University of Otago’s Christchurch campus.

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Many pregnant NZ women are in the dark about healthy weight gain in pregnancy

Friday, 5 August 2016 4:34pm

A large proportion of pregnant New Zealand women are at higher risk of poor health outcomes because they don’t know how much weight they should be putting on during pregnancy, new University of Otago research suggests.

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Collaborative approach to heart research in the elderly

Tuesday, 12 July 2016 8:23am

The Christchurch Heart Institute has joined forces with Ryman Healthcare and the Heart Foundation in a three¬-year clinical research study to identify the prevalence of heart disease in Ryman Healthcare retirement villages.

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‘Amazing food machine’ pioneer awarded Carl Smith Medal

Friday, 1 July 2016 11:48am

Christchurch gastroenterologist Professor Richard Gearry is this year’s winner of the Carl Smith Medal and Rowheath Trust Award, which recognises outstanding research performance from University of Otago staff early in their research career.

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Christchurch educator : an 'extraordinary Māori talent'

Monday, 27 June 2016 3:57pm

Christchurch educator Associate Professor Suzanne Pitama was named as one of our country's 'extraordinary Maori talents' in the inaugural Matariki Awards.

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Changing attitudes to alcohol?

Sunday, 12 June 2016 6:24pm

“In the space of a few decades, Government-led reform has brought about a drop in rates of people smoking and a turn-around in society’s attitude. Now is the time that similar reforms occur with alcohol to reduce the enormous harm alcohol is causing New Zealand.” Professor Doug Sellman.

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Weight loss programme easing joint pain

Monday, 6 June 2016 8:41am

A programme to help obese hip and knee patients lose weight before surgery has led to some of them avoiding surgery all together, better post-surgical outcomes, and improvements in people’s overall health.

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Otago studies supported by Health Research Council

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 8:58pm

Health Research Council ‘Emerging Researcher First Grants’ have been won by two up-and-coming University of Otago, Christchurch researchers.

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Arthritis researcher receives top honour

Friday, 19 February 2016 1:56pm

A Christchurch rheumatologist awarded one of Arthritis New Zealand’s highest honours says her success would not be possible without the dedication of research participants, and clinical and research colleagues.