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Pat Farry Trust Rural Health Education Travelling Scholarships for 2016/17

Thursday, 17 November 2016 11:39am

Ursula Poole and Jordan Gibbs are the recipients of the Pat Farry Trust Rural Health Education Travelling Scholarships for 2016/17

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Northernmost medical school meets southernmost medical school

Tuesday, 1 November 2016 4:03pm

Dr May-Lill Johansen, from the northernmost medical school in the world, is spending her sabbatical in the deep south.

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Visiting Scholar at Robert Graham Center

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 1:01pm

Dr Fiona Doolan-Noble is spending a month at the Robert Graham Center in Washing DC on a Larry Green Visiting Scholar Programme.

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Stroke/TIA tool developed for primary care

Monday, 27 July 2015 2:43pm

A electronic decision support tool has been developed for primary care to help diagnose and manage TIA or stroke.

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Welcome Dr Maeve O'Beirne, sabbatical visitor

Monday, 16 March 2015 1:32pm

We are excited to be hosting Dr Maeve O’Beirne, a Sabbatical Visitor from University of Calgary in the Department of General Practice and Rural Health.

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Rural patients in the South receive fewer CT scans

Monday, 9 March 2015 12:08pm

Rural patients in southern New Zealand are much less likely to receive computed tomography (CT) scans than their city-dwelling counterparts, according to University of Otago research that is the first to compare such scanning rates.

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Delivering better primary health care to people with multimorbidity in Otago: qualitative study

Wednesday, 7 January 2015 1:21pm

Professor Tim Stokes, Fiona Doolan-Noble and Robin Gauld have been awarded a Health Care Otago Charitable Trust grant to look at how GPs and practice nurses currently provide care for people with multimorbidity with the intention of using the findings to inform better local health care delivery and integration of care between primary care and hospitals and community services.

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Clinical research scholarship awarded

Thursday, 4 December 2014 2:24pm

Dr Anel Reyneke awarded the 2015 Dunedin School of Medicine Clinical Research Scholarship

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UK primary care expert takes up Elaine Gurr Chair in General Practice

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 10:00am

A leading UK academic general practitioner, Professor Tim Stokes, has this month taken up the Elaine Gurr Chair of General Practice at the University of Otago’s Dunedin School of Medicine.

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Patient harms in New Zealand general practices: Records review study

Monday, 9 June 2014 1:40pm

Health Research Council funding has been awarded to Professor Susan Dovey and colleagues to review general practice patient records for harms.

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Department of General Practice and Rural Health celebrates 30 years

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 12:23pm

Thirty years may not seem much when put in the context of the nearly 150-year history of the University of Otago, but for the University’s General Practice and Rural Health department, the milestone was well worth commemorating.

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Rethinking the role of the modern doctor

Monday, 1 July 2013 4:58pm

University of Otago lecturers Hamish Wilson and Wayne Cunningham present a fresh approach to medical practice in their new book released this week.