Tuesday 14 September 2021
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 2021 NZDRF funding round, a total of $131,240 in funding has been awarded for research projects led by our staff, PhD and DClinDent students. SJWRI researchers are also lead or key named investigators on projects awarded $61,537 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 13 September 2021
Ten University of Otago researchers have been named winners of the 2021 Endeavour Fund.
Wednesday 8 September 2021
Understanding the future of fjords and their ability to soak up carbon is one of nine University of Otago scientific research projects receiving more than $16 million from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).
Thursday 12 August 2021
Registrations are now open for SJWRI Research Day, the Faculty of Dentistry’s annual celebration of research, which takes place Thursday 9 September. This year’s Research Day will be an online-only event which will be live-streamed. Learn more and register to take part at otago.ac.nz/sjwri-research-day.
Friday 6 August 2021
Congratulations to Zeina Al Naasan and Begoña Ruiz Conrads on winning the Best Research Presentation – Senior Category at the 2021 New Zealand Society of Hospital and Community Dentistry Conference.
Friday 6 August 2021
The winners for the 2021 Clinical Excellence Day have been announced.
Friday 23 July 2021
New research from the University of Otago debunks a long-held belief about our ancestors’ eating habits.
Thursday 22 July 2021
Two of the University of Otago's building projects are in the running for five Property Council of New Zealand Awards.
Monday 28 June 2021
University of Otago and UK researchers have developed a world-first weight-loss device to help fight the global obesity epidemic.
Tuesday 15 June 2021
Architecture awards have been bestowed on the University’s Faculty of Dentistry construction and refurbishment project and the new performing arts centre – plus a colour award for the performing arts centre.
Friday 11 June 2021
Dr Joanne Choi’s research will fill holes – in the market and in children’s teeth.
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.
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.
Wednesday 19 May 2021
Organised by Otago Medical School students, the Teddy Bear Hospital involved dentistry, pharmacy, physiotherapy, and nursing students.
Monday 10 May 2021
The Sir John Walsh Research Institute welcomes Professor Warwick Duncan as the third Director of the SJWRI. Professor Duncan assumes the role as head of the Faculty of Dentistry’s research arm on 1 May, taking over from Professor Richard Cannon, our Director since 2014.
Friday 7 May 2021
Sheela Sharma was always in a bit of a hurry.
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.