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Otago researchers recognised at Research Honours Dinner

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Thursday, 19 October 2017

The outstanding achievements of three University of Otago researchers were recognised through the bestowing of prestigious national awards at the 2017 New Zealand Research Honours Dinner last week.

'Killer' toothaches likely cause misery for captive orca

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Thursday, 12 October 2017

An international research team that includes a University of Otago scientist has undertaken the first in-depth investigation of the teeth of captive orca (killer whales) and have found them a sorry state, which raises serious concerns for these majestic mammals' overall health and welfare.

Otago researchers’ achievements recognised at 2017 NZ Research Honours Dinner

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Wednesday, 11 October 2017

The outstanding achievements of three University of Otago researchers were recognised through the bestowing of prestigious national awards at the 2017 New Zealand Research Honours Dinner earlier this week. The trio were among New Zealand researchers to be presented with 21 medals in total at the Royal Society Te Apārangi-hosted event in Auckland.

SJWRI Awards for 2017 presented at Research Day

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Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Congratulations to the recipients of Sir John Walsh Research Institute Awards for 2017, which were announced and awarded at the conclusion of SJWRI Research Day on Tuesday 5 September. Our Institute Awards celebrate the research achievements of academic staff and postgraduate students, as well as commending the contribution of general staff to the research successes of the SJWRI and Faculty of Dentistry.

Report from SJWRI Research Day 2017, Tuesday 5 September

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Tuesday, 5 September 2017

SJWRI Research Day 2017, highlighting the research achievements of the University of Otago's Sir John Walsh Research Institute and Faculty of Dentistry, was held on Tuesday 5 September at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. The programme featured presentations from academic researchers, invited keynote speakers and postgraduate students, a research poster competition, and the presentation of the SJWRI Awards for 2017.

Dentistry projects ramps up - staff and students moving

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Thursday, 24 August 2017

Work is beginning on more temporary premises for staff vacating the Faculty of Dentistry’s Walsh Building – as work ramps up on the $130 million extreme makeover that is creating a larger, modern centre for patient care, learning and research.

All Black name for a crane

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Thursday, 17 August 2017

The huge tower crane working on the dentistry construction site has been attracting extra attention because of its name – Reachie McClaw, after Kurow-raised former All Blacks captain Ritchie McCaw.

Huge crane on its way

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Thursday, 10 August 2017

A huge 50-metre tall tower crane is arriving this week at the site of the new Dentistry building – then two other cranes will assemble it.

Cutting-edge SJWRI research supported by the NZ Dental Association and Ministry of Health in their 2017 funding rounds

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Monday, 7 August 2017

The New Zealand Dental Association and Ministry of Health are key supporters of our cutting-edge dental and oral health research, through the NZDA Research Foundation and MoH Oral Health Research Fund grant rounds. Funding from these grants supports the research of our academic and research staff as well as training of our postgraduate students. This year, a total of $106,068 in funding has been awarded from the NZDA Research Foundation for projects led by our staff, PhD and DClinDent students. SJWRI researchers were also principal or key named investigators on projects awarded $68,697 in targeted Ministry of Health Oral Health Research funding. We thank the NZDA Research Foundation and the Ministry of Health for their continued support.

Registration is now open for SJWRI Research Day 2017

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Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Registration is now open for SJWRI Research Day 2017, to be held on 5 September at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. We welcome all those interested in cutting-edge dental and oral health research - dental professionals, practitioners, biomedical researchers, the dental industry, research funders and research users - to join us for SJWRI Research Day, highlighting the research achievements of the University of Otago's Sir John Walsh Research Institute and Faculty of Dentistry.

SJWRI Three Minute Thesis competition showcases our postgraduate research

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Wednesday, 28 June 2017

The 2017 edition of SJWRI 3MT, our three-minute thesis competition for postgraduate research students, was held on Wednesday 28 June. SJWRI 3MT challenges our students to present their research in an engaging manner, able to be understood by a general audience with no background in the research area. This competition develops our postgraduate students' research communication skills, as well as giving them the chance to tell us a little more about their project. First-year PhD student Sabarinath Prasad won this year's SJWRI 3MT, with new PhD student Yasmeen Ruma taking the runner-up place.

Otago welcomes world university subject ranking results

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Wednesday, 8 March 2017

The University of Otago welcomed today’s release of the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject, in which Otago ranked among the top 50 institutions in the world in five subject areas and among the top 100 in 12.

Dunedin Dental study “most read” article

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Monday, 13 February 2017

Otago research which examined social and personal characteristics, dental habits and oral health over 38 years was 2016’s “most read” article in the top international publication, the Journal of Dental Research.

Otago academics made full professor

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Wednesday, 14 December 2016

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

Dental School set to access top online learning

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Friday, 25 November 2016

State-of-the-art online learning is on the way for University of Otago dental students with the faculty set to tap into e-Den, part of e-Learning for health care in the UK.