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Stephie Loncar’s academic journey around the globe and back again

Tuesday, 17 January 2023 9:09am

A graduate of Otago is back at the University as a researcher this year after a highly successful stint in academia in Scotland.

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The rising tide: Three friends, one dream

Wednesday, 7 December 2022 3:12pm

They say good things come in threes. Kaitlyn Cocker-Valu, Brenetta Pogi and Fuatino Heath, who completed high school, an anatomy degree and now a medical degree together, know that to be true.

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Two more prestigious awards for Otago researchers

Tuesday, 29 November 2022 4:13pm

Two of the University of Otago’s leading researchers have been honoured for their huge contribution to science with Royal Society Te Apārangi medals.

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Two more prestigious awards for Otago researchers

Wednesday, 23 November 2022 10:57am

Two of the University of Otago’s leading researchers have been honoured for their huge contribution to science with Royal Society Te Apārangi medals.

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Community welcome at cemetery project conclusion

Monday, 14 November 2022 10:56am

Six years after they were excavated from an Otago cemetery, the remains of 27 people who have helped shed light on the lives of early European settlers will again be laid to rest.

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Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Fund grant recipients for 2022

Friday, 4 November 2022 4:09pm

Twenty-four Otago academics were recently announced as successful in their bid for a 2022 Marsden grant, worth a total of almost $19 million.

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Poutoko Taiea, Distinguished Chair appointments announced

Monday, 31 October 2022 2:40pm

Five University of Otago internationally acclaimed scholars and leaders have been appointed as Poutoko Taiea, Distinguished Chairs.

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Poutoko Taiea, Distinguished Chair appointments announced

Monday, 31 October 2022 2:05pm

Five Otago internationally acclaimed scholars and leaders have been appointed as Poutoko Taiea, Distinguished Chairs.

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Dr Charlotte King discusses research significance ahead of Anatomy Day

Friday, 14 October 2022 9:11am

The University of Otago’s Dr Charlotte King shares why research in the field of Anatomy is important ahead of World Anatomy Day.

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Efficient species monitoring method proves worth in Otago study

Tuesday, 20 September 2022 10:44am

Genetic information is a critical part of conservation research but has proven invasive and costly – until now.

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Talented early career researchers recognised

Thursday, 1 September 2022 2:31pm

Six researchers working in areas ranging from the prevention and treatment of heart attacks to the social effects of religion have had their efforts recognised with Early Career Researcher Awards.

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DNA reveals history of Aotearoa’s manu

Thursday, 11 August 2022 2:48pm

Previously shrouded in mystery, the evolutionary history of kōkako, huia, and tīeke saddlebacks have been revealed by a University of Otago study.

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Another amazing contribution from the Sunday dental clinic

Tuesday, 9 August 2022 11:30am

More than 100 people have received vital dental care, thanks to a team of volunteers using the facilities at the Dental School for a series of clinics over the last four Sundays.

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Art at the heart of Hei Maumaharatanga Memorial Wall project

Monday, 8 August 2022 2:44pm

Work is underway on a small Dunedin campus construction project with cultural significance beyond its size.

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Almost $24 million in HRC funding for School of Biomedical Sciences academics

Friday, 5 August 2022 4:14pm

Ten out of the 22 successful Health Research Council (HRC) grants received by the University of Otago were for recipients based in the School of Biomedical Sciences (BMS).

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School of Biomedical Sciences Postgraduate Symposium a success

Friday, 5 August 2022 11:02am

The School of Biomedical Sciences’ 2022 Postgraduate Symposium provided an opportunity for postgraduate students to present their research and celebrate their progress.

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Repatriation ceremony 'important part of healing process'

Tuesday, 26 July 2022 2:10pm

Acknowledging and apologising for the past at a hokomaurahiri (repatriation ceremony) of Kōimi T’chakat Moriori (Moriori skeletal remains) was an important part of the healing process, the University of Otago’s representative at the ceremony says.

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‘Holy grail’ drug delivery invention secures US patent

Friday, 10 June 2022 3:25pm

A University of Otago invention that achieves the “holy grail” of targeted delivery of drugs directly to the brain has been granted a US patent.