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Green Cross Health Pharmacy Awards Ceremony

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Friday, 18 August 2017

Our inaugural Green Cross Health Pharmacy Awards ceremony was held at St David Lecture Theatre on Friday 11 August 2017. Over 140 people attended the ceremony to celebrate and recognise the achievements of our outstanding students, staff, and alumni as well as the pharmacists that train and mentor our undergraduate students on placements, our preceptors.

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Understanding the Start of Health Careers

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Monday, 7 August 2017

The influence of interprofessional education on career trajectories and attitudes to collaborative team work are being explored in a 5-year study run by the University of Otago, in collaboration with Otago Polytechnic and the Eastern Institute of Technology.

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2016 Hospital Preceptor of the Year

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Friday, 4 August 2017

Hannah Soper accepts 2016 Hospital Preceptor of the Year award at the School of Pharmacy Green Cross Health Award Ceremony.

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2016 Rural Preceptor of the Year

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Friday, 4 August 2017

The School of Pharmacy create a Rural Preceptor of the Year award for the inaugural Green Cross Award Ceremony.  2016 winner, Graham Provis says "Spend time with your student and exchange the knowledge you have. Encourage your student to work steadily toward their goal".

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Curriculum update

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Friday, 4 August 2017

Today, many of the services pharmacists provide require them to work at the top of their scope. These services move them away from the traditional manufacturing and dispensing roles of the apothecary towards more clinical roles where they interact with patients as medications experts. In the 21st century, pharmacists are spending more time working with doctors to prescribe medicines and interacting with patients, to reconcile their medicines use.

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Inaugural Green Cross Health Pharmacy Awards Ceremony

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Friday, 4 August 2017

The University of Otago, School of Pharmacy, is excited to announce the inaugural Green Cross Health Pharmacy Awards Ceremony, which will be on Friday 11 August 2017.

Historically, the school has recognised undergraduate students in an annual awards ceremony, but thanks to the support of Green Cross Health, the awards ceremony has been expanded to be a celebration and recognition of outstanding students, staff, preceptors and alumni.

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Wellington pharmacist goes full-circle, promoting pharmacy to Pasifika community

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Friday, 4 August 2017

Wellington pharmacist Kasey Brown has been appointed to a part-time role at the School of Pharmacy as Pacific adviser.

It’s a natural progression for the New Zealand-born Samoan who was a member of the Pacific Island Health Professional Students’ Association throughout her Bachelor of Pharmacy Studies.

Her passion for both Pacific and Māori health was also strengthened during the almost five years she lived in Gisborne, working in both hospital and community pharmacy.

“I have a much better appreciation for the culture as I have been literally immersed in it, with visits to marae up the coast, pōwhiri, food experiences and Te Reo [the Māori language],” Kasey explains. 

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2016 Community Preceptor of the Year

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Friday, 4 August 2017

Karen Crisp is awarded 2016 Community Preceptor of the Year at the School of Pharmacy's Green Cross Health Pharmacy Award Ceremony.

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Years of postgrad study culminates in Master's degree for specialist pharmacist

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Friday, 4 August 2017

Rajeshni has been a specialist paediatric pharmacist at Kidz First Hospital in Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, since 2009.

Since graduating with her Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the school in 2002, she has accumulated a wealth of experience in a wide variety of pharmacy practice in hospital and community pharmacy both in New Zealand and the UK and, together with continual postgraduate study, has achieved the necessary skills for her role.

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New curriculum aims to produce work-savvy pharmacists

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Monday, 1 May 2017

A new Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) degree curriculum is set to be rolled out at the Otago School of Pharmacy with a focus on integrated learning with an innovative “capstone” final year programme.

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Pharmacy lecturer's passion for teaching

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Tuesday, 7 February 2017

A good curriculum is essential for educating our future pharmacists, and Dr Shyamal Das works hard to ensure that the curriculum is understood. His passion for teaching was established at a young age and is still very important to the Otago School of Pharmacy lecturer.

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Double celebrations as twins graduate

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Thursday, 1 December 2016

Madhuriksha and Muniksha Reddy have been on a journey together ever since they were born a few minutes apart 21 years ago.  This month they enter another chapter on that journey when they both graduate with a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree.

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Final Year Student Encourages Entrepreneurial Leadership

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Thursday, 3 November 2016

Final year student, Sophie Oliff, is leaving the School of Pharmacy with transferrable skills beyond her Pharmacy degree. Her hands-on approach and vision for a front-line of entrepreneurial leaders in primary health care has advanced through involvement in University of Otago and community projects, enhancing her vision and employability.

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The School of Pharmacy Expands to Hanover Street, Dunedin

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Thursday, 27 October 2016

Professor Norris declared 63 Hanover Street officially open on Friday 14th October 2016 following a Māori blessing directed by Hatarei Temo (Kaitohutohu Māori). Associate Professor Marilyn Hibma (Health Sciences Division Administration, Space Portfolio) was invited to help celebrate after working with the School of Pharmacy for about a year to help secure 63 Hanover Street for the School as it expands and grows.

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School of Pharmacy Research Symposium

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Friday, 21 October 2016

Undergraduate students at Otago School of Pharmacy recently took part in the Annual Research Symposium. The Symposium is hosted over two days to accommodate for two of our Research papers, PHCY480 Honours Research Project and PHCY470 Elective Study.

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Innovative project gains financial backing

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Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Dr Greg Walker is part of an exciting project on Novel Peptide Vaccines for Broad Application which has been successful in obtaining a grant of $9.7 million.

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Student leadership recognised with awards

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Thursday, 13 October 2016

Early last week, eleven highly motivated and inspirational student leaders were recognised with Student Leadership Awards at a celebration held at the Staff Club.

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Collaborations lead to new cultural compentency requirements

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Monday, 10 October 2016

The Otago School of Pharmacy supports the Pharmacy Council's new recertification requirement for cultural competence CPD. We agree that the profession is perfectly placed to make a real difference to health outcomes of Māori, Pasifika and other priority populations.

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