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News and events at the Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

OSMS strategic planning award

2:30pm

Dr Greg Giles received an OSMS strategic planning award in conjunction with Dr Jeff Erickson from Physiology.

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Otago Innovation’s devolved PreSeed fund

2:40pm

Dr Joanne Harrison and Associate Professor Ivan Sammut in collaboration with Professor David Larsen and Francesca Rollason (OIL) obtained from the “Return on Science Biotech and Life Sciences Committee” $108,280 of Otago Innovation’s devolved PreSeed fund.

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Augmented reality: an education tool for the future

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 4:22pm

The University of Otago has come up with a clever new learning tool using augmented reality technology that could be a world-first.

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International expert to deliver public lecture

Friday, 20 November 2015 1:52pm

The world’s leading expert on endocrine disruptors and the estrogenic effects of chemicals, Professor Steve Safe, will be giving a public lecture at the University of Otago next week.

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NZ Herald article and TV3 video featuring Dr John Ashton 

Thursday, 12 November 2015 9:58am

Dr John Ashton was featured in a NZ Herald article entitled "Lung cancer - the cost of a life: Tackling 'offensive' stigma of disease".  TV3 covered the inaugural conference of the Lung Foundation in which John was invited to speak at.  

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Coordinator of the best module in ELM2

Sunday, 1 November 2015 9:22am

Associate Professor Ivan Sammut is voted coordinator of the best module in second year medicine.

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Lab in a Box on TV1 news

Tuesday, 6 October 2015 9:19am

Lab in a Box on TV1 news.

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Listen to Dr John Ashton talk about zopiclone

Thursday, 17 September 2015 9:26am

Listen to Dr John Ashton talk about zopiclone

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Dr John Ashton, Newsworthy and Radio NZ.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 9:24am

Dr John Ashton was featured on both Newsworthy and Radio NZ.  

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Jean Cathie Research Fund Fellowship

Monday, 3 August 2015 9:25am

Recently, Dr Yiwen Zheng was awarded a Senior Research Fellowship ($199,988) by the Jean Cathie Bequest/Auckland Medical Research Foundation to investigate the effects of time- and location-specific stimulation of GABAergic neurons on acoustic trauma-induced tinnitus in rats.

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Recent promotions

Sunday, 1 February 2015 8:31am

The department would like to congratulate our HOD, Rhonda Rosengren, on her recent promotion to professor.   Furthermore, the department would like to congratulate Ivan Sammut on his recent promotion to Associate Professor.  

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Genesis Oncology Grant Success 

Monday, 22 December 2014 4:42pm

Congratulations to Dr Sebastien Taurin, Dr Khaled Greish, and Associate Professor Rhonda Rosengren for obtaining a Genesis Oncology Grant to investigate the delivery of raloxifene nanomedicine as a treatment for castrate resistant prostate cancer.  

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Cancer Research Day

Tuesday, 9 December 2014 3:23pm

Together with the Cancer Society of Otago and Southland, we held a Research Open Day on 17 September. The aim of the day was to highlight cancer research within the department to members of the Cancer Society.

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Best poster prize at the QMB Cancer Meeting went to Hayley Nehoff

Thursday, 25 September 2014 10:16am

Best poster prize at the QMB Cancer Meeting went to Hayley Nehoff, a PhD student supervised by Dr Khaled Greish

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Dr Yiwen Zheng and Professor Paul Smith received a grant from the Deafness Research Foundation of New Zealand

Thursday, 25 September 2014 10:13am

Dr Yiwen Zheng and Professor Paul Smith received a grant ($84,776) from the Deafness Research Foundation of New Zealand  to investigate how tinnitus is generated.

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Division of Health Sciences Research Technology Voucher

Monday, 1 September 2014 12:00pm

Dr Greg Giles was awarded a Division of Health Sciences Research Technology Voucher in August 2014.

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Sweta Kumari was awarded Best Poster at the Oxygen Theme Meeting.

Monday, 1 September 2014 12:07pm

Congratulations to Sweta Kumari who was awarded Best Poster at the Oxygen Theme Meeting.

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Dr John Ashton and Associate Professor Rhonda J Rosengren were successful with their Otago Medical Research Foundation funding application.

Monday, 1 September 2014 12:14pm

Congratulations to Dr John Ashton and Associate Professor Rhonda J Rosengren were successful with their Otago Medical Research Foundation funding application.

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Dr Yiwen Zheng and Professor Paul Smith were successful with their 2014 Bequest Fund application.

Monday, 1 September 2014 3:53pm

Dr Yiwen Zheng and Professor Paul Smith was successful with their 2014 Bequest Fund application.

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Alumnus Wins 2013 New Zealand Innovators Award

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 9:52am

We congratulate Blair Hesp for taking out the 2013 New Zealand Innovators (Marketing and Communications) Award at a ceremony that was held at Auckland Museum on Thursday 17 October.