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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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New postgraduate research opportunity – Māori frameworks for responsible innovation

Friday, 5 November 2021 10:49am

AgResearch is offering a scholarship for a postgraduate student to contribute to advancing the use of Māori frameworks for ethical research.

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Otago proud to pledge to openness in animal research

Tuesday, 27 July 2021 8:31am

The University of Otago is proud to be an inaugural signatory of an agreement which pledges openness in animal research and teaching.

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Time to break barriers to human embryo research – Otago academic

Thursday, 25 February 2021 10:40am

The law surrounding human embryo research in New Zealand is a “classic example of regulatory failure” and is in urgent need of reform, a University of Otago academic argues.

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PPE an ‘ethical imperative’ for front-line health workers – Otago ethicist

Wednesday, 1 April 2020 10:48am

Personal protective equipment for front-line health workers is an ethical imperative, University of Otago ethicist Dr Elizabeth Fenton says.

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Caitlin Morton-Burns wins ANZCCART 2019 essay prize

Thursday, 23 January 2020 4:44pm

Caitlin Morton-Burns from the University of Canterbury has won the ANZCCART 2019 essay prize

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Otago researchers call for gender binary in elite sports to be abandoned to cater for trans-athletes

Wednesday, 17 July 2019 10:50am

Existing gender categories in sport should perhaps be abandoned in favour of a more 'nuanced' approach in the new transgender era, University of Otago researchers say.

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Otago bioethicist adds voice to global plea for moratorium on heritable genome editing

Thursday, 14 March 2019 9:24am

A University of Otago bioethicist has added his voice to a global plea for a moratorium on heritable genome editing from a group of international scientists and ethicists in the wake of the recent Chinese experiment aiming to produce HIV immune children.

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Tribute to Barry Smith

Monday, 11 March 2019 8:20am

Tribute to Barry Smith

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Neil Picking interviewed on the philosophy of psychiatry and mental health

Monday, 11 February 2019 3:37pm

Neil Picking interviewed on the philosophy of psychiatry and mental health, by John Sadler.

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Otago bioethicists call for more robust system of ethical governance in human gene-editing

Monday, 28 January 2019 3:20pm

University of Otago bioethicists are calling for a more robust system of ethical governance in human gene-editing in the wake of the Chinese experiment aiming to produce HIV immune children.

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Alysha Mckeeman wins ANZCCART 2018 essay prize

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 11:04am

Alysha Mckeeman wins ANZCCART 2018 essay competition.

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DSM's palliative care education in the spotlight

Tuesday, 3 July 2018 2:48pm

Lis Latta

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A citizens' jury on euthanasia

Friday, 25 May 2018 3:21pm

A citizens’ jury on whether or not to legalise euthanasia and assisted dying in New Zealand resulted in two thirds of jurors supporting and one third opposing a law change.

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Surgeons look to do the right thing by their patients

Friday, 2 February 2018 2:03pm

New Zealand surgeons are often prepared to treat an abnormality discovered during an elective surgical procedure in the absence of patient consent, especially if the patient’s health is threatened and the risk of the additional procedure is low.