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When medicine and literature meet


Thursday 12 May 2022

Professor Dick Sainsbury has enjoyed a distinguished forty-year career as a consultant physician in geriatric medicine as well as a researcher, teacher and mentor at the University of Otago, Christchurch.

Otago boosts economy by $1.79 billion

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Tuesday 10 May 2022

The University of Otago contributed $1.79 billion in total value added to the New Zealand economy last year, a new report has revealed.

When medicine and literature meet


Tuesday 10 May 2022

Professor Dick Sainsbury has penned a memoir, All Experience is an Arch – a collection of writing about geriatric medicine, old people and ageing

Call for pipe upgrades after Asbestos found in Christchurch drinking water

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Wednesday 13 April 2022

A new study concludes ageing underground pipes in many Christchurch suburbs are leaching asbestos fibres into the city’s main water supply; and although raising no immediate concerns for public health, the results are prompting calls for a prioritised pipe replacement programme.

Study calls for urgent regulation of unhealthy home deliveries

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Wednesday 6 April 2022

Ordering an online Uber Eats, other food, alcohol or vaping delivery from the comfort of your couch is hugely popular – but a new study is calling for urgent Government action, due to concerns unregulated, on-demand home deliveries may be damaging the nation’s health.

UOC Shares Painting Gifted to Christchurch Muslim Community

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Thursday 17 March 2022

The University of Otago, Christchurch, has shared a painting with staff and students – artwork which was gifted by the campus to the local Muslim community at a special March 15th 2019 remembrance service held two years ago.

Prestigious award for Associate Professor Khoon Lim


Tuesday 8 March 2022

Associate Professor Khoon Lim, from the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Medicine, has been awarded the European Society for Biomaterials' coveted Jean Leray Award for 2022

Professor Vicky Cameron – Chasing Genes and Climbing Mountains

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Thursday 3 February 2022

Professor Vicky Cameron has devoted her distinguished University of Otago career to scientific discovery, or, in her own words, “the hunting of tiny things”- from larval tapeworms in fish, to brain cells expressing newly-described hormone genes, and culprit gene variants contributing to human heart disease.

Otago Research Fellow appointed to US university

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Monday 20 December 2021

An Otago Research Fellow will be opening up her own laboratory at the University of Oregon Knight Campus, after being appointed as a Lab Leader and Assistant Professor.