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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.

Otago research reveals need to ensure drug trials for anxiety are carried out on appropriate patients

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Tuesday 12 February 2019

University of Otago psychiatry experts are concerned some medications used to treat anxiety may appear ineffective because they are not being tested in appropriate patients.

More elderly with mental health issues

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Tuesday 29 May 2018

As New Zealand’s population gets older, the number of people with dementia will rise, but also the number of older people with other mental health issues and addiction problems, a Dunedin geriatrician says.

Otago researchers evaluate The Salvation Army’s Bridge Programme

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Friday 25 September 2015

A twelve-month University of Otago evaluation study of people being treated for alcohol and drug dependency at The Salvation Army Bridge Treatment Programme reports that client recovery outcomes match leading treatment programmes internationally.

Video learning tool wins award


Monday 28 July 2014

An online video-based system that allows students and tutors to separately critique a patient interview won the second annual CALT awards held recently.