Saturday, 11 December 2010 2:45pm
The University of Otago, Christchurch, has opened a new education Simulation Centre for training medical students and other health professionals.
Wednesday, 8 December 2010 3:17pm
Four up-and-coming University of Otago researchers have been awarded Sir Charles Hercus Health Research Fellowships by the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC).
Study shows nicotine spray helping smokers quit
Friday, 3 December 2010 3:12pm
University of Otago, Christchurch researchers study shows nicotine spray helping smokers quit. Check out the TV3 news item.
Thursday, 2 December 2010 9:36am
Doctors should in future be able to better predict the outcomes of patients with rapidly deteriorating kidneys thanks to newly funded University of Otago, Christchurch, research.
Monday, 1 November 2010 9:05am
Christchurch researchers are examining the role of genes in two of New Zealand’s most common mental illnesses – depression and alcohol addiction.
Wednesday, 20 October 2010 3:22pm
The Director of the acclaimed Christchurch Health and Development Study (CHDS), Professor David Fergusson, is this year’s recipient of the University of Otago’s highest research honour, the Distinguished Research Medal.
Wednesday, 22 September 2010 8:39am
New research from the University of Otago, Christchurch, shows young drinkers are ignoring safe sex messages and significantly raising their risks of contracting sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Wednesday, 1 September 2010 2:57pm
Medical oncologist Bridget Robinson has been appointed to the newly established position of Mackenzie Chair in Cancer Medicine in the University of Otago, Christchurch.
Monday, 2 August 2010 2:24pm
New research from the University of Otago, Christchurch, shows people with severe depression find it harder to interpret facial expressions than healthy people – particularly expressions of disgust.
Sunday, 1 August 2010 8:58am
New Zealanders who experience mental illness in early adulthood face a range of negative economic outcomes at the age of 30, latest University of Otago, Christchurch, research shows.
Thursday, 22 July 2010 8:43am
Homosexuals, bisexuals and those who identify as heterosexual but who have had same-sex encounters are more likely to have experienced negative events in childhood, a new University of Otago, Christchurch, study shows.
Monday, 19 July 2010 8:43am
New research from the University of Otago, Christchurch, shows that vitamin C can help curb the growth of cancer cells.
Friday, 18 June 2010 3:16pm
Researchers from the University of Otago, Christchurch have designed a cutting-edge way of predicting the glucose levels of premature babies in intensive care, enabling them to get life-saving treatment sooner.
Thursday, 10 June 2010 3:23pm
Five researchers from the University of Otago, Christchurch, were successful in getting grants worth a total of more than $2.8 million in this year’s Health Research Council (HRC) funding round.
Tuesday, 1 June 2010 9:26am
New University of Otago, Christchurch, research published today in the prestigious British Journal of Psychiatry suggests smoking could increase the risk of depression.
Monday, 31 May 2010 2:57pm
Demanding patients are getting priority over those who suffer in silence in our ‘unfair’ national health system, Gareth Morgan told an audience at the University of Otago, Christchurch, today.
Friday, 21 May 2010 2:57pm
A new collaborative study of more than 6000 New Zealanders and Australians found those who used cannabis before the age of 18 ended up with fewer academic qualifications.
Thursday, 13 May 2010 9:25am
Decriminalisation of New Zealand’s sex industry has resulted in safer, healthier sex workers, a new book by University of Otago, Christchurch, researcher Gillian Abel shows.
Tuesday, 27 April 2010 2:57pm
Crohn’s disease costs New Zealand more than $58 million annually, according to new research from the University of Otago, Christchurch.
Monday, 19 April 2010 2:22pm
Researchers from the Christchurch Kidney Research Group of the University of Otago, Christchurch, have recently finished the world’s largest study into how to earlier detect the often fatal condition of acute kidney disease in critically ill patients.
Monday, 15 March 2010 3:53pm
Medical students and their supervisors from the University of Otago, Christchurch are for the first time offering free health checks to the Christchurch Maori community on Tuesday March 16, at Rehua Marae, St Albans.
Friday, 12 February 2010 2:40pm
Two gold medals for outstanding achievement in medical science and health research will be awarded at the academic inauguration ceremony at the University of Otago, Christchurch today.
Tuesday, 9 February 2010 2:42pm
The National Addiction Centre at the University of Otago, Christchurch is conducting a unique international study to try to improve treatment for people with both alcohol-related problems and depression, at the same time as the Law Commission is preparing recommendations on reducing alcohol harm.
Thursday, 28 January 2010 3:13pm
Students from the University of Otago, Christchurch, and other tertiary institutions, will present the results of their medical research over the summer (10 weeks) on Friday January 29 in the Rolleston Lecture Theatre (9am-3pm).
Tuesday, 12 January 2010 9:22am
Five emerging University of Otago scientists have been awarded three-year postdoctoral fellowships by the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology to undertake cutting-edge research projects.