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Input sought on draft new University of Otago constitution
Friday, 22 May 2015
The University of Otago is seeking public and stakeholder input on its proposed new University of Otago Constitution with submissions open until June 20.

Otago health researchers supported by lottery grants
Friday, 22 May 2015
University of Otago researchers have gained nearly $2.2M in funding from the Lottery Grants Board to support studies aimed at improving the health status of New Zealanders.

National brain research initiative launched
Friday, 22 May 2015
A new national brain research initiative intended to help New Zealanders to age well with a healthy brain was launched simultaneously in Auckland and Dunedin this morning.

Christchurch doctor finds much-needed answers for people affected in growing kidney disease and diabetes epidemic
Friday, 22 May 2015
The first definitive summary of the best and safest treatments for kidney disease and diabetes patients has been compiled by Christchurch doctor and researcher Associate Professor Suetonia Palmer.

Legal issues at stake in Lecretia Seales’ court case probed
Friday, 22 May 2015
There is a very strong case that existing New Zealand law does not preclude a doctor providing a mentally competent, terminally ill patient with the means to achieve a peaceful death, according to a University of Otago law professor and a US lawyer well known for advocacy for such patients.

Uncovering the past from an international stage
Thursday, 21 May 2015
University of Otago Master’s student Helen Alderson has won a prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship to undertake her PhD in Archaeology in England.

NZ ancestry study to sample DNA of ex-pats in London
Thursday, 21 May 2015
A University of Otago biological anthropologist will head to London in June to collect 200 DNA samples from ex-pats to complete sampling for study of the genetic origins of New Zealanders.

Otago appoints first Professor of Earthquake Science
Wednesday, 20 May 2015
A leading New Zealand seismologist has been appointed as the University of Otago’s inaugural Professor of Earthquake Science.

New Zealand’s maternity statistics should be better – expert
Wednesday, 20 May 2015
New Zealand should be one of the safest places in the world to give birth with maternity statistics that are as good as or better than most other countries, says Professor Stacie Geller, an international maternal morbidity and mortality expert.

Smoking cannabis linked to respiratory problems: Otago research
Tuesday, 19 May 2015
People who smoke cannabis as little as once a week are more likely to suffer respiratory symptoms such as morning cough, bringing up phlegm, and wheezing, according to University of Otago research.


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