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News archive 2015, University of Otago, Christchurch

Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo ki Ōtautahi – Pūranga karere 2015

Christchurch’s leading woman of science celebrated

Monday, 7 December 2015 4:17pm

International scientists will today celebrate the exceptional career of Professor Christine Winterbourn, whose research in the area of free radical science has spanned more than four decades.

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Christchurch campus-run physiotherapy clinic marks 25 years

Wednesday, 28 October 2015 8:14pm

A Christchurch campus-run physiotherapy clinic where final year students get hands-on experience has celebrated 25 years of existence.

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Taking medical students’ learning high tech

Wednesday, 21 October 2015 8:53am

The University’s Christchurch campus is developing a more high-tech approach to teaching medical students including interactive animations of real-life medical scenarios and doing tests online.

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New treatment for painful osteoarthritis studied

Thursday, 8 October 2015 8:53am

A Christchurch campus researcher is trialling a drug used for depression as a possible treatment for patients suffering chronic osteoarthritic pain.

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Medical students head to prison

Tuesday, 6 October 2015 8:54am

Medical students at the University’s Christchurch campus are using song to share safe sex messages with prison inmates.

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Larger men earn more, larger women earn less

Monday, 5 October 2015 10:20am

Men classified as obese according to the Body Mass Index (BMI) make more money per week than those with ‘normal’ BMIs. The opposite applies for women, with obese or overweight women earning less than females with a normal BMI. Larger women are also more likely to be depressed and dissatisfied with their lives than females with a ‘normal’ BMI.

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Christchurch medical students go to prison in innovative assignment

Thursday, 1 October 2015 9:04am

The University of Otago, Christchurch’s Population Health Department has developed an innovative programme where medical students write and perform songs about public health topics such as sexual health to at-risk groups.

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Funding for study on the effects of vitamin C on breast cancer

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 9:54am

A Christchurch scientist working to determine whether high dose vitamin C is a viable cancer therapy has won funding to explore its effect on breast tumours.

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Heart Foundation funds University of Otago research projects

Tuesday, 29 September 2015 11:43am

University of Otago researchers have been awarded grants to pursue six research projects in the latest annual National Heart Foundation funding round announced today.

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17 September 2015, Otago health researchers awarded prestigious fellowships

Thursday, 17 September 2015 3:25pm

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Otago health researchers awarded prestigious fellowships

Thursday, 17 September 2015 9:43am

Two University of Otago health sciences researchers have gained prestigious Royal Society of New Zealand fellowships, it was announced today.

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Flimsy evidence used in ads for medicines: study

Friday, 4 September 2015 10:11am

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Award-winning Māori curriculum adapted for nurses

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 2:39pm

A course to teach medical students the best ways to engage with Māori patients will be adapted for new Masters of Nursing Science students.

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Suzanne Pitama wins NZ’s top teaching award

Wednesday, 12 August 2015 2:17pm

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.

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30 June 2015, Christchurch Māori health researcher on HRC board

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 1:15pm

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Christchurch Māori health researcher on HRC board

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 2:22pm

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).

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Awarding advances in biomedical engineering by Christchurch PhD candidate

Wednesday, 24 June 2015 12:52pm

Advanced biomedical engineering that restores mobility for those with failed orthopaedic implants has earned a Christchurch man a national award.

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Otago announces Early Career Awards recipients

Wednesday, 17 June 2015 9:20am

The outstanding contributions of five up-and-coming University of Otago academics have been recognised through Early Career Awards for Distinction in Research.

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Otago health researchers supported by lottery grants

Monday, 25 May 2015 8:38am

University of Otago researchers have gained nearly $2.2M in funding from the Lottery Grants Board to support studies aimed at improving the health status of New Zealanders.

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Christchurch doctor finds much-needed answers for people affected in growing kidney disease and diabetes epidemic

Friday, 22 May 2015 11:40am

The first definitive summary of the best and safest treatments for kidney disease and diabetes patients has been compiled by Christchurch doctor and researcher Associate Professor Suetonia Palmer.

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Otago researchers funded to pursue projects benefiting NZ health

Thursday, 14 May 2015 4:17pm

Eight of the nine ‘Emerging Researcher First Grants’ awarded nationally in the Health Research Council’s (HRC) 2015 funding round have been won by up-and-coming Otago researchers.

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Christchurch researchers focus on obesity’s impact on breast cancer

Friday, 8 May 2015 9:31am

A team of specialist cancer researchers have joined forces to focus on the impact of obesity on breast cancer.

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Infectious disease spread looming issue for Nepal

Monday, 4 May 2015 8:58am

There is a high chance of the spread of potentially life-threatening diseases such as gastroenteritis and cholera in post-quake Nepal, but New Zealanders can play their part in saving lives, says an infectious disease expert in Nepal when the disaster struck.

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Breaking the habit no easy fix

Saturday, 25 April 2015 4:42pm

Associate Professor Philip Pattemore was quoted in a feature article on smoking.

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Christchurch campus joins global study into anorexia nervosa genetics

Monday, 23 March 2015 10:49am

University of Otago, Christchurch (UOC), researchers will today launch the New Zealand arm of the Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative (ANGI).