Monday 12 April 2021
Recent PhD graduate Dr Sabarinath Prasad is rejoining the SJWRI, having been awarded a Health Sciences Career Development Postdoctoral Fellowship from the University of Otago's Division of Health Sciences. His postdoctoral research, under the mentorship of Prof Mauro Farella, will focus on prototyping and validating 'smart' wearable devices to track jaw motion in a range of conditions.
Tuesday 9 March 2021
The opening of the revitalised heritage Walsh Building signals the completion of the national centre for dentistry’s five-year expansion project.
Tuesday 16 February 2021
Growing up in Korea (in the regional city of Chungju) meant growing up knowing competition was king for Dr Joanne Choi.
Thursday 4 February 2021
The University of Otago, Auckland Dental Facility officially opened on 4 February.
Friday 18 December 2020
Congratulations to Professor Warwick Duncan and Dr Joanne Choi, recipients of SJWRI Research Supervisor of the Year Awards for 2020, as announced at our Faculty end-of-year function on Friday 18 December. These Awards celebrate excellent supervisors of undergraduate and postgraduate students undertaking research projects in the Faculty of Dentistry.
Friday 18 December 2020
Congratulations to early-career researchers Dr Joanne Choi and Dr Zhen Dong, the recipients of SJWRI Research Publication Awards for 2020, which were announced at our Faculty end-of-year function on Friday 18 December. Our Research Publication Awards celebrate the best research articles authored by our academic staff and postgraduate students in the preceding year.
Thursday 17 December 2020
This September, the SJWRI and Faculty of Dentistry held a month-long Clinical and Research Excellence Spring Webinar Series in place of our traditional Clinical Excellence Day and SJWRI Research Day events, enabling our final-year doctoral postgraduates to share their research and clinical achievements with the Faculty and the dental profession. On 12 December, at the Faculty Prize-Giving for students, awards were presented for the best clinical and research presentations by postgraduate students within the CaRE Series.
Monday 14 December 2020
Dr Golnoush Madani's achievement to collect her PhD, goes well beyond meeting the challenges of academic research.
Friday 11 December 2020
In 2009 as a fresh-faced 18-year-old Ana Grymak landed in Auckland, New Zealand without a word of English at her disposal.
Tuesday 8 December 2020
Twenty-six University of Otago academics have been promoted to the position of professor this year.
Wednesday 25 November 2020
During a New Year’s poker game four people were dealt their cards but one had a very bad hand.
Wednesday 18 November 2020
Overweight teenagers chew slower and spend less time eating compared to their thinner peers, a University of Otago study has found.
Monday 19 October 2020
Inside the redeveloped Walsh Building, home to the Dental School, an impressive atrium has taken shape.
Thursday 8 October 2020
There is no money left to fund life-saving cancer tests at New Zealand’s only dedicated oral pathology diagnostic service, the University of Otago says.
Wednesday 2 September 2020
The New Zealand Dental Association and Ministry of Health (MoH) are key supporters of our cutting-edge dental and oral health research, through the NZ Dental Research Foundation (NZDRF) and MoH Oral Health Research funding rounds. In the 2020 NZDRF funding round, a total of $158,296 in funding has been awarded for research projects led by our staff, PhD and DClinDent students. SJWRI researchers are also lead investigators on projects awarded $47,402 in targeted Ministry of Health Oral Health Research funding. As always, we thank the NZ Dental Research Foundation and the Ministry of Health for their continued support.
Monday 24 August 2020
Better dental care for Kiwi kids could be just around the corner, thanks to new technology being developed at the University of Otago.
Friday 21 August 2020
It is impossible for Emeritus Professor John Broughton to select his proudest achievement from his time at Otago; 47 years simply cannot be condensed to one moment.
Thursday 20 August 2020
This year, the Faculty of Dentistry’s annual Clinical Excellence Day and Sir John Walsh Research Institute Research Day are being combined and run online as a series of evening seminar sessions through September 2020. Our Clinical and Research Excellence Spring Webinar Series will feature clinical cases and research presentations from our staff, postgraduate students and invited speakers.
Monday 15 June 2020
A short documentary film ‘The Dental Reunion’, featuring Otago dental graduates from the class of 1950, received its world premiere on 12 June at the Documentary Edge Festival 2020.
Thursday 11 June 2020
Just a few weeks since it was launched, the University of Otago student financial relief fund Pūtea Tautoko has provided NZD$659,156 in grants to support students facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Friday 29 May 2020
The health and safety of truck drivers and the impacts of evening television binge-watching will come under the spotlight in new University of Otago research being funded by the Health Research Council.
Friday 15 May 2020
New Zealand’s move to Alert Level 2 means many Otago University health clinics will now be open to the public.
Wednesday 29 April 2020
Following advice from the Ministry of Health and the Dental Council (New Zealand), all non-essential and elective dental services at University of Otago Faculty of Dentistry clinics, including those provided at the Dunedin School of Dentistry, the University of Otago Auckland Dental Facility and the Te Kaika Niho Taniwhā Dental Clinic, are being cancelled until further notice.