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Grant to assess Māori COVID-19 vaccine clinic work

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Friday 23 September 2022

A mobile vaccination clinic initiative to improve Māori rates of protection from COVID-19 in Canterbury has been awarded a major Te Whatu Ora grant to assess its future viability.

Calls for automated insulin delivery system to be funded

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Thursday 15 September 2022

University of Otago researchers are urging the Government to fund an automated insulin delivery system for type 1 diabetes patients, after a recent study showed it to now be “the best way” to manage the disease.

'Great sadness' at Queen's death

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Friday 9 September 2022

The University expresses heartfelt condolences to King Charles and the Royal Family on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

September 2022 Digital Calendar

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Thursday 1 September 2022

The September 2022 Digital Calendar photo was taken by Ario Smith, former Developer Marketing Content, External Engagement

Talented early career researchers recognised

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Thursday 1 September 2022

Six researchers working in areas ranging from the prevention and treatment of heart attacks to the social effects of religion have had their efforts recognised with Early Career Researcher Awards.

Acute alcohol use linked to one quarter of New Zealand suicide deaths - study

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Friday 15 July 2022

The authors of a ground-breaking University of Otago, Christchurch study are calling for immediate changes to Aotearoa New Zealand’s suicide prevention strategy and the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act, due to figures showing more than 26 per cent of all suicide deaths in this country involve acute alcohol use.

Christchurch campus redevelopment site blessed

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Wednesday 22 June 2022

Construction of the University of Otago, Christchurch’s new campus building took an important, symbolic step forward last week with an official on-site blessing ceremony.

Study shows strong link between COVID‑19 and worsening mental health

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Wednesday 8 June 2022

The past two years have caused widespread disruption, anxiety, loss and grief worldwide – but a new University of Otago, Christchurch, study has identified a concerning link between ongoing COVID-19 disruption and worsening mental health for those most at risk.

When medicine and literature meet

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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.