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Otago research aims to fill gap in views on assisted dying

Wednesday, 8 November 2017 2:24pm

A researcher at the University of Otago is hoping to ascertain, for the first time, the collective views about assisted dying from people who are terminally ill and nearing the end of their lives.

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Dean's Bequest recipients 2018

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 3:22pm

DSM warmly congratulates recipients of Dean's Bequest Round 2018

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Major support for Otago health research provided through latest lottery grants

Thursday, 9 March 2017 1:57pm

University of Otago researchers have gained more than $2.6m in funding from the Lottery Grants Board to support studies aimed at improving the health status of New Zealanders.

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Pat Farry Trust Rural Health Education Travelling Scholarships for 2016/17

Thursday, 17 November 2016 11:39am

Ursula Poole and Jordan Gibbs are the recipients of the Pat Farry Trust Rural Health Education Travelling Scholarships for 2016/17

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Northernmost medical school meets southernmost medical school

Tuesday, 1 November 2016 4:03pm

Dr May-Lill Johansen, from the northernmost medical school in the world, is spending her sabbatical in the deep south.

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Visiting Scholar at Robert Graham Center

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 1:01pm

Dr Fiona Doolan-Noble is spending a month at the Robert Graham Center in Washing DC on a Larry Green Visiting Scholar Programme.

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Stroke/TIA tool developed for primary care

Monday, 27 July 2015 2:43pm

A electronic decision support tool has been developed for primary care to help diagnose and manage TIA or stroke.

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Lecturer honoured at the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network annual conference

Friday, 27 March 2015 4:15pm

Dr Katharina Blattner, Senior Lecturer in the Dean's Department, Dunedin School of Medicine has been awarded the 2015 Peter Snow Memorial Award.

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Welcome Dr Maeve O'Beirne, sabbatical visitor

Monday, 16 March 2015 1:32pm

We are excited to be hosting Dr Maeve O’Beirne, a Sabbatical Visitor from University of Calgary in the Department of General Practice and Rural Health.

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Rural patients in the South receive fewer CT scans

Monday, 9 March 2015 12:08pm

Rural patients in southern New Zealand are much less likely to receive computed tomography (CT) scans than their city-dwelling counterparts, according to University of Otago research that is the first to compare such scanning rates.

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Delivering better primary health care to people with multimorbidity in Otago: Qualitative study

Wednesday, 7 January 2015 1:18pm

Professor Tim Stokes, Dr Fiona Doolan-Noble, and Professor Robin Gauld have been awarded a Health Care Otago Charitable Trust grant to look at how GPs and practice nurses currently provide care for people with multimorbidity. The intention of the study is to use the findings to inform better local health care delivery and integration of care between primary care and hospitals and community services.

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Clinical research scholarship awarded

Thursday, 4 December 2014 2:24pm

Dr Anel Reyneke awarded the 2015 Dunedin School of Medicine Clinical Research Scholarship

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UK primary care expert takes up Elaine Gurr Chair in General Practice

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 10:00am

A leading UK academic general practitioner, Professor Tim Stokes, has this month taken up the Elaine Gurr Chair of General Practice at the University of Otago’s Dunedin School of Medicine.

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Patient harms in New Zealand general practices: Records review study

Monday, 9 June 2014 1:40pm

Health Research Council funding has been awarded to Professor Susan Dovey and colleagues to review general practice patient records for harms.

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Health Research Excellence Awards

Tuesday, 20 May 2014 2:16pm

Professor Barry Taylor of the Dunedin School of Medicine and Carole Heatly of the Southern District Health Board together with the Health Research South Board would like to congratulate recipients of the 2014 Health Research Excellence Awards.

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Department of General Practice and Rural Health celebrates 30 years

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 12:23pm

Thirty years may not seem much when put in the context of the nearly 150-year history of the University of Otago, but for the University’s General Practice and Rural Health department, the milestone was well worth commemorating.

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Teaching Award winners announced

Monday, 21 October 2013 9:33am

Top medical teachers were recognised last week at the annual Dunedin School of Medicine Teaching Awards.

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Rethinking the role of the modern doctor

Monday, 1 July 2013 4:58pm

University of Otago lecturers Hamish Wilson and Wayne Cunningham present a fresh approach to medical practice in their new book released this week.

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Acute heart drugs should be reconsidered for Maori and Pacific Islanders

Monday, 23 May 2011 9:26am

Researchers at the University of Otago say standard medication used for acute heart disease should be reconsidered for some Maori and Pacific Island patients because of drug resistance caused by high rates of Group A streptococcal infection, the same infection which leads to rheumatic fever.