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New Vice-Chancellor appointed at University of Otago

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Thursday 1 July 2021

The University of Otago announced this morning that Professor David Murdoch will be its next Vice-Chancellor. Professor Murdoch, a distinguished academic and recognised world-leader in the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases, particularly pneumonia and other respiratory infections, is currently Dean and Head of Campus, University of Otago, Christchurch.

$1.64 million for Otago in HRC funding rounds

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Tuesday 1 June 2021

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise) Professor Richard Blaikie says Otago is grateful for HRC’s ongoing support which enables the University to continue its world-leading research.

Otago projects receive $1.64m Health Research Council funding

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Monday 31 May 2021

Better outcomes for women suffering from New Zealand’s most common gynaecological cancer and a bioactive toothpaste that will mean fewer visits to the dentist are just two University of Otago projects funded by the Health Research Council this week.

Pūtea Tautoko steps up for Otago’s students

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Tuesday 4 May 2021

International PhD students Grace Duke and Jessica Valisa say the support they received from Otago’s Pūtea Tautoko fund has made it possible for them to finish their degrees.

Christchurch ceremony celebrates values and success from 2020

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Thursday 1 April 2021

A long-serving head of department was celebrated along with researchers, educators, staff and students who showed excellence and a commitment to the values of the Christchurch campus during its annual Academic Welcome ceremony.

Christchurch doctors develop fat-firming plastic surgery technique

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Monday 8 March 2021

The University of Otago’s Dr Khoon Lim and Mr Jeremy Simcock speak on TV’s NewsHub about their innovative fat grafting research, promising another option for reconstructive plastic surgery. Their research proposal recently won a Translational Research Grant and $50,000 funding from the University.