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News from Māori/Indigenous Health Innovation (MIHI)


MIHI Māori mobile vaccination clinics

In some rural areas of Canterbury, mana whenua working alongside the University of Otago have created safe spaces for Māori to get vaccinated against COVID‑19 on their own marae.

Protecting the : Vaccinating against COVID‑19 on the marae

Six Otago researchers recognised in NZ research honours


Thursday 18 October 2018

University of Otago Research Fellow Helen Taylor’s science communication around conservation genetics and threatened species has earned her recognition at this year’s New Zealand Research Honours.

Otago health researchers gain career development awards


Tuesday 31 October 2017

Four up–and–coming University of Otago researchers have each been awarded around $500,000 from the Health Research Council (HRC) to pursue world-class projects aimed at improving New Zealander’s health and wellbeing and contributing to international progress in these areas.

Suzanne Pitama wins NZ’s top teaching award


Wednesday 12 August 2015

A beautiful muka korowai was passed from one Otago staff member to another last night, as Associate Professor Suzanne Pitama of the Christchurch campus won New Zealand’s highest teaching honour – the Prime Minister’s Supreme Award for tertiary teaching excellence.

Christchurch Māori health researcher on HRC board

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Tuesday 30 June 2015

Associate Professor Suzanne Pitama (Ngāti Kahungunu) from the University of Otago, Christchurch has been appointed to the Health Research Council’s Board and to the position of Chair on its Māori Health Committee, replacing Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith, CNZM (Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Porou).