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2020 Bioengineering Showcase goes hybrid

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Tuesday, 1 December 2020

A decision was made early to offer the 2020 Bioengineering Showcase as a hybrid-platform event with physical venues in Dunedin, Christchurch and Wellington, and including virtual participation using Zoom. The current covid-19 situation has invited innovative adaptation from us all!

New Zealand MedTech Imaging Showcase announced

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Thursday, 5 November 2020

The NZ MedTech Imaging Showcase will highlight the capabilities of NZ companies in the MedTech space. Find out how major companies, such as MARS Bioimaging, Volpara Health Technologies Ltd, ARANZ Medical and others are making their mark in the global arena.

Making a world of difference

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Thursday, 1 October 2020

University of Otago academics and alumnae have been named as finalists in the Women of Influence awards.

Funding success for Otago in 2020 Health Research Council grants

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Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Ten University of Otago proposals have been awarded funding through the Health Research Council’s (HRC) new Health Delivery Research Investment round. The 32 research grants are the first of two funding announcements for the HRC’s new Health Delivery Research portfolio.

Department of Medicine in the media

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Friday, 11 September 2020

Members of the department have made appearances in TV and newspaper articles over the past couple of weeks, giving a spotlight to their areas of research.

Infectious diseases expert awarded University’s highest honour

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Thursday, 20 August 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has encouraged global co-operation and highlighted the importance of science-based policy in preventing the devastating impact on communities and economies by novel infectious diseases, according to the winner of the University of Otago’s highest honour.

Christchurch researchers secure lion’s share of new health funding

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Friday, 14 August 2020

Christchurch researchers investigating the ongoing impact of mosque attacks, a better test for Legionnaires’ disease, and ways of predicting dementia in Parkinson’s disease patients are among the recipients of more than $830,000 of Canterbury Medical Research Foundation (CMRF) funding.

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.