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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Medicine news

University recognises promising early career researchers

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Thursday, 1 October 2020

Researchers 3D-printing veins, enhancing sports spectators’ experience through augmented reality, and studying how gut bacteria influences cancer development are among the recipients of this year’s University of Otago Early Career Awards for Distinction in Research.

Otago scientists secure more than $26m for health research

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Tuesday, 30 June 2020

University of Otago, Wellington infectious diseases expert Professor Michael Baker has received almost $5 million from the Health Research Council for a programme investigating the connection between infectious diseases and long-term conditions, something he was planning well prior to the outbreak of Covid-19.

International award for CReaTE researcher

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Monday, 15 June 2020

The research excellence of Professor Tim Woodfield is recognised by the the Australasian Society for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (ASBTE).

Milestone birthday for Department's HOD

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Thursday, 14 November 2019

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Medicine's most recent Research Meeting starts with a surprise birthday cake for Head of Department, Professor Gary Hooper.

Awards for teaching and support staff

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Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Appreciation and awards from the Christchurch Medical Students’ Association for teaching and support delivered by Departmental staff.

Otago’s emerging researchers secure more than $1.7 million in HRC funding


Thursday, 16 May 2019

An occupational therapist who aims to improve the quality of life for children with disabilities is one of several University of Otago early-stage researchers who have together been awarded more than $1.7 million in Health Research Council funding.

One in five New Zealanders suffer chronic pain

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Thursday, 6 December 2018

Clinical senior lecturer, Bronwyn Lennox Thompson, discusses the complexities of chronic pain management with Newstalk ZB’s Kate Hawkesby after co-authoring an article published in the New Zealand Medical Journal.

Hip, hip hooray for clever Otago bioengineering scientists

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Thursday, 22 November 2018

‘Hip, hip, hooray for clever Otago bioengineering scientists’; the Otago Daily Times profiles Dr Khoon Lim’s research and reports on his prestigious Sir Charles Hercus Health Research Fellowship award, amounting to NZ$487,549.

Division celebrates rise in Fast-Start Marsden funding

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Tuesday, 13 November 2018

There has been a rise in the number of Division of Health Sciences’ early career researchers being successful in the Marsden Fund round this year, an increase  being welcomed by the Division’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul Brunton.

New research to make living with Perthes disease less painful

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Thursday, 20 September 2018

"Every year around 50 Kiwi kids are diagnosed with Perthes - a condition where insufficient blood supply causes cells in the hip joint to die, damaging movement and causing crippling pain." The NZ Herald reports on David Kieser's research that aims to impact the progression of the disease and help prevent the suffering of chronic pain.

Future of orthopaedic surgery is 3D bioprinting

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Monday, 11 December 2017

The Press reporter Will Harvie writes about the future of orthopaedic surgery and 3D bioprinting. He interviews Associate Professor Tim Woodfield of the Christchurch Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering (CReaTE) research group at the University of Otago's Christchurch campus.

Opportunity to learn about 3D printing with local expert

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Thursday, 12 October 2017

Associate Professor Tim Woodfield has developed a 3-day introductory 3D Printing in Medicine course for the local medical community. It will run November 20 to 22 in Christchurch and include talks by international and national experts.

Christchurch research key to printing human body parts

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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Development of a new bio-ink by the Christchurch Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering (CReaTE) research group steps us closer to regenerating human body parts according to Press reporter Cate Broughton.

Weight loss programme easing joint pain


Monday, 6 June 2016

A programme to help obese hip and knee patients lose weight before surgery has led to some of them avoiding surgery all together, better post-surgical outcomes, and improvements in people’s overall health.