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Otago announces Professorial promotions for 2022

Monday, 22 November 2021 10:28am

Twenty-eight University of Otago academics are being promoted to the position of professor this year.

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Excellence in teaching celebrated at Otago Staff Awards

Friday, 19 November 2021 9:44am

What would a teacher be without their students? The 2021 Otago Excellence in Teaching Award winners are all driven to teach by those there to learn. 

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Staff recognised for COVID-19 efforts at Otago Staff Awards

Friday, 19 November 2021 9:13am

The recent challenges presented by COVID-19 have impacted the way most people go about their work, something noted in the recent University of Otago Staff Awards.

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Fellowship funding will aid Otago researcher to alleviate organ shortage

Thursday, 11 November 2021 2:37pm

An Otago researcher is one step closer to 3D-bioprinting functioning organs in a laboratory after being awarded a Rutherford Discovery Fellowship by the Royal Society Te Apārangi.

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Prestigious Rutherford Discovery Fellowships for three Otago researchers

Thursday, 11 November 2021 2:00pm

Dr Khoon Lim can’t quite believe that he has been awarded a Rutherford Discovery Fellowship.

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Excellence in teaching, research and service

Thursday, 4 November 2021 9:20am

Excellence in teaching, research and service have been celebrated with the announcement of the 2021 Otago Medical School – Dunedin Campus (Dunedin School of Medicine) Teaching and Research awards.

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Marsden funding helps Otago researchers unlock secrets of ageing

Wednesday, 3 November 2021 11:41am

A University of Otago researcher is one step closer to unlocking the secrets of the ageing process after receiving Marsden funding.

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Otago researchers secure $17.2 million Marsden funding

Wednesday, 3 November 2021 2:43pm

The secrets behind people’s food choices, ageing, and why some fish change sex, are set to be unlocked after Otago researchers secured $17.2 million in Marsden funding.

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Dr Erik Wibowo, Dr George Wiggins and Dr Tim Chambers: recipients of Accelerator Grants

Wednesday, 20 October 2021 9:44am

In August this year, 15 early and mid-career researchers received an Accelerator Grant from the Division of Health Sciences.

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Dr Simone Bayer, Dr Matthew Jenkins and Dr Mike Pankhurst: recipients of Accelerator Grants

Wednesday, 13 October 2021 1:05pm

In August this year, 15 early and mid-career researchers received an Accelerator Grant from the Division of Health Sciences.

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Researchers pinpoint cause of fatigue during pregnancy

Thursday, 23 September 2021 2:27pm

Pregnant women now have a scientific reason for skipping the gym during pregnancy;  the same hormone gearing up the body for breastfeeding is also telling the brain to relax rather than run.

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Otago wins prestigious national teaching award

Wednesday, 22 September 2021 4:16pm

For the seventh time in 10 years, the University of Otago has won Aotearoa’s top tertiary teaching award.

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Otago researchers secure significant Endeavour funding

Wednesday, 8 September 2021 7:59am

Understanding the future of fjords and their ability to soak up carbon is one of nine University of Otago scientific research projects receiving more than $16 million from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).

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The secret to teaching is fun

Wednesday, 8 September 2021 9:00am

In a laboratory full of human cadavers, Anatomy Lecturer Dr Latika Samalia will sense when it’s time to tell one of her stories.

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Award winners praised for ‘outstanding’ teaching

Wednesday, 25 August 2021 9:56am

Four Otago teachers have secured prestigious honours at the national Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards.

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Professor Neil Gemmell named Dean of School of Biomedical Sciences

Monday, 23 August 2021 2:23pm

After making global headlines in his search for the Loch Ness monster, Professor Neil Gemmell has moved on to his next adventure as the new Dean of the School of Biomedical Sciences.

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Rising star Dr Charlotte King wins Early Career Award for Distinction in Research

Friday, 9 July 2021 9:22am

Dr Charlotte King is a rising star in biological anthropology.

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Dr Michael Garratt wins Early Career Award for Distinction in Research

Friday, 9 July 2021 9:11am

Dr Michael (Mike) Garratt's continuing excellence has been recognised with an Early Career Award for Distinction in Research from the University of Otago.

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Otago recognises promising early career researchers

Thursday, 8 July 2021 1:18pm

Six researchers whose work ranges from investigating pre-schoolers urban experiences to how reproduction influences life-history, health and ageing have been honoured with Early Career Researcher Awards.

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Male hormones accelerate DNA ageing

Wednesday, 7 July 2021 12:47pm

Most of us are familiar with the fact that women live longer than men. But have you ever thought about why and how this happens?

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Otago projects receive $1.64m Health Research Council funding

Monday, 31 May 2021 3:33pm

Better outcomes for women suffering from New Zealand’s most common gynaecological cancer and a bioactive toothpaste that will mean fewer visits to the dentist are just two University of Otago projects funded by the Health Research Council this week.

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How Aotearoa's cheeky kea and kākā will fare with climate change

Thursday, 27 May 2021 2:53pm

With global warming decreasing the size of New Zealand’s alpine zone, a University of Otago study found out what this means for our altitude-loving kea.

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Research identifies new cultural threads in goldfield early settlers

Friday, 9 April 2021 9:56am

University of Otago research analysing skeletal remains has found evidence of a range of ethnicities present on the Goldfields of Otago, proving some assumptions of the cultural make-up of early settler New Zealand to be inaccurate.