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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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Speed-dating at the Hunter Centre

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Tuesday, 9 August 2016

The Māori Heath Workforce and Development Unit Speed-dating evening was held at the Hunter Centre (20 July 2016) for Māori Health Science First Year (HSFY) students. The School of Pharmacy was invited to speak to the students. The School of Pharmacy was represented by school Kaiarahi, Lisa Kremer, Ngā Kaitiaki o te Puna Rongoā (Māori Pharmacists Association) member, Kevin Pewhairangi (Wellington) and three Māori students, one from each year.

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School of Pharmacy students play a major role in “Against the Current”

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Tuesday, 9 August 2016

The Otago Malaysian Students’ Association (OMSA) musical theatrical performance, titled Malam Malaysia 2016 - Against the Current, was a sell-out success this year with a gathering of about 470 at the Teachers College Auditorium (TCOL) on the 3rd of September. 113 University of Otago Malaysian students formed the cast and crew with 25 of them from the Otago School of Pharmacy.

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3 Minute Thesis Competition

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Nine of our PhD students from the School of Pharmacy where given the challenging task of presenting their thesis to an intelligent lay audience in a Three Minute Thesis competition last week (Monday 5th July 2016, Adams Building).

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