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30 Nov 2023

Another major award for UOC Cancer Tissue Bank curator Helen Morrin

In what’s proving to be a stellar year for recognition of her commitment and ded...

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30 Nov 2023

Otago Professional Practice Fellow wins Dental Hygienist of the Year

Kirsty Barltrop, a Professional Practice Fellow in the Bachelor of Oral Heath at...

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29 Nov 2023

Professor Suzanne Pitama receives Indigenous medical education award

University of Otago, Christchurch, Dean and Head of Campus Professor Suzanne Pit...

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28 Nov 2023

Otago part of national research platform

The University of Otago is a key member of a newly developed research platform d...

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23 Nov 2023

Liley Medal for Otago-led research to prevent rheumatic fever

Leading epidemiologist Professor Michael Baker and his research team have been r...

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23 Nov 2023

University of Otago, Christchurch 50th anniversary finishes with fun night

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21 Nov 2023

Celebrating 20 years of Neuroendocrinology Centre

The Centre for Neuroendocrinology (CNE) will be hosting a 20th Anniversary Sympo...

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16 Nov 2023

Study highlights discrimination of mental health patients due to clinician bias

A survey, carried out by University of Otago researchers, reveals a significant...

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14 Nov 2023

Conference explores contributing to global health

Aotearoa’s international contributions to global health will be the focus of thi...

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13 Nov 2023

FEATURE: Flagship research centre celebrates 20th anniversary

Making a real difference to the lives of people affected by diabetes and obesity...

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10 Nov 2023

Treatment of heart attacks at rural and urban hospitals

Patients who go to urban hospitals after having a heart attack receive more time...

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06 Nov 2023

Discarded teeth offer insight into Victorian-era New Zealand

Four years ago, hundreds of teeth from a past era were uncovered on an Invercarg...

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03 Nov 2023

Anatomy Department provide care packages for tauira

Two Department of Anatomy academics have gone beyond the lecture theatre to ensu...

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01 Nov 2023

Helen Morrin receives award for cancer research

After more than two decades as the Curator of Otago University’s He Taonga Tapu...

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01 Nov 2023

Educational outcomes poorer for children with type 1 diabetes

Children in Aotearoa with type 1 diabetes have significantly poorer educational...

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30 Oct 2023

Otago academic elected to TEU Committee

Professor Siân Halcrow, from the Department of Anatomy, has been elected as Te T...

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30 Oct 2023

Otago researchers receive Fellowships

The impact of housing on mental health and how hormones regulate parents’ behavi...

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27 Oct 2023

Fellowships awarded to five Otago researchers

Five University of Otago researchers are being celebrated with Royal Society Te...

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26 Oct 2023

Early career researchers committed to making a difference

Areas ranging from pain management to the rise of pseudolaw are the focus for th...

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25 Oct 2023

Strong public support for alcohol policy action

There is considerable support from New Zealanders for government to take policy...

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20 Oct 2023

Māori lecturers selected for prestigious programme

Dr Wahineata Smith (Ngāti Korokī Kahukura, Waikato, Ngāti Ranginui), and PhD can...

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18 Oct 2023

Critical step made for managing brushtail possums

Researchers say mapping the genetic code of the brushtail possum will benefit th...

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16 Oct 2023

Research on female fertility receives grant from global consortium

Menopause is often described as puberty’s evil older sister, but can reproductiv...

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16 Oct 2023

Tall Blacks doctor enjoys basketball culture

For someone who has never played basketball, Dr Hamish Osborne knows a lot about...

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11 Oct 2023

World-leading virus hunter Professor Jemma Geoghegan honoured

It has been quite the journey these past few months for Otago Professor Jemma Ge...

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10 Oct 2023

Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman honoured by Distinguished Research Medal

Housing and health researcher Poutoko Taiea Sesquicentennial Distinguished Profe...

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02 Oct 2023

Drug resistant diseases “ticking timebomb” in Oceania

An international group of researchers is calling for urgent intervention and sur...

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29 Sep 2023

$1.1m for Otago researchers

Otago researchers will be getting to the heart of one of New Zealand’s biggest h...

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29 Sep 2023

Centre for Neuroendocrinology wins Otago Research Group Award

Te Pokapū Mātai Taiāki Iaia, the Centre for Neuroendocrinology (CNE), believes t...

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27 Sep 2023

Inequalities for Pasifika children highlighted

Pasifika children are disproportionately represented in Aotearoa New Zealand’s c...

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22 Sep 2023

Remains bring stories of the Otago goldfields to life

Findings from the skeletal remains of miners laid to rest in Otago cemeteries in...

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21 Sep 2023

Otago Medical School Research Society celebrates rich history

For more than 100 years, the Otago Medical School and its Research Society have...

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20 Sep 2023

PCARN is bringing palliative care researchers together

Just two months since its July launch, the Palliative Care Aotearoa Research Net...

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19 Sep 2023

More than $32 million MBIE research funding for Otago

University of Otago researchers have been awarded more than $32 million in the l...

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19 Sep 2023

Otago researchers rewarded for excellence

The breadth and strengths of University of Otago research were on display when t...

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18 Sep 2023

Dr Chris Paton on WHO’s Digital Health Initiative

The World Health Organisation launched a Global Initiative on Digital Health at...

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13 Sep 2023

Otago Professor new chair of Health Research Council’s Māori Health Committee

The University of Otago’s Professor Emma Wyeth (Kāi Tahu, Te Ātiawa, Ngāti Tama,...

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05 Sep 2023

Lecturers celebrated for ‘making a difference’

University of Otago lecturers have today been recognised for their teaching exce...

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05 Sep 2023

Professor Debbie Hay made new Associate Dean Space

Professor Debbie Hay has been appointed the new Associate Dean (AD) Space for th...

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04 Sep 2023

Medic volunteers her way to an ‘outstanding’ nomination

From running a successful beach clean-up at St Kilda to mentoring young women in...

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29 Aug 2023

From Chile to New Zealand and beyond, doing science from a wheelchair

Originally from Chile, Karla Araya-Castro is a biotechnologist and visiting post...

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25 Aug 2023

Ketamine may help treat depression but use should not become widespread – editorial

Ketamine can be used to manage treatment-resistant depression but researchers wa...

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25 Aug 2023

Otago represents at ultimate frisbee world champs

We’ll give them this – they've got spirit!...

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24 Aug 2023

First HSFY Admissions event a success

The Division of Health Sciences recently hosted the first of what will become an...

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22 Aug 2023

Mummification practice of ancient populations latest focus of Otago bioarchaeologist

Professor Siân Halcrow’s work has taken her to some of the most significant arch...

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18 Aug 2023

Professor Louise Parr-Brownlie appointed Departmental Science Advisor to MBIE

Highly regarded University of Otago researcher, senior leader and wahine toa Pro...

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18 Aug 2023

Medical student investigates rheumatic fever threat in Canterbury

Christchurch-based Samoan medical student Taliah Su'a understands the harsh real...

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18 Aug 2023

PhD grad on new evidence for eye drops used in preterm infants

Lisa Kremer’s (Kāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe, and Waitaha) walk across the graduation sta...

PhD graduand Ravneel Chand

16 Aug 2023

Possum contraceptive to protect the environment

PhD graduand Ravneel Chand caps off his postdoctoral studies this weekend, havin...

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08 Aug 2023

Laboratory research finds gluten caused brain inflammation

In what is believed to be a world first discovery, University of Otago researche...

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07 Aug 2023

Is Ozempic the miracle weight loss drug?

If Ozempic or similar medicines were funded for weight loss it would take consid...

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07 Aug 2023

New prestigious role for Professor Jemma Geoghegan

After a global search, Professor Jemma Geoghegan has been appointed the Webster...

07 Aug 2023

Otago physiotherapy students volunteering as sports medics for over 20 years

For more than 20 years Otago physiotherapy students have been volunteering weeke...

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04 Aug 2023

Multiple symptoms in veterans could indicate PTSD – study

A pattern of symptoms in veterans has emerged in a University of Otago study tha...

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04 Aug 2023

Tauira flourish in by-Pacific, for-Pacific research initiative

Three Pacific tauira traded rest for research as they embarked on their biomedic...

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02 Aug 2023

Continuity of care needed from the ‘front of the pathway’ to the back

After undergoing cancer treatment, many survivors deal with a range of psycho-so...

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31 Jul 2023

Prestigious international appointment for Otago Emeritus Professor

University of Otago Emeritus Professor of Pathology Brett Delahunt ONZM KStJ FRS...

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27 Jul 2023

University of Otago, Christchurch celebrates its very own Matariki “stars”

The weather outside may have been uninspiring but it was all warmth and aroha in...

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26 Jul 2023

Immunity gap likely reason for cluster of NZ whooping cough deaths, experts say

The death of three babies in Aotearoa from whooping cough this year were likely...

24 Jul 2023

Wāhine tauira create a network of support

A supportive sisterhood of tauira is putting in the mahi to help future health p...

24 Jul 2023

Associate Professor Dianne Sika-Paotonu new Associate Dean (Pacific)

Associate Professor Dianne Sika-Paotonu will be taking on the role of Associate...

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21 Jul 2023

Vaping regulations failing children and young people – research letter

As the number of vape retailers in Aotearoa continues to grow – there are now mo...

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21 Jul 2023

Updated informed consent statement to be introduced by Aotearoa’s two medical schools

A new informed consent statement for medical students in clinical placements wil...

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20 Jul 2023

Clinical and Research Excellence Symposium 2023

The Faculty of Dentistry’s annual Clinical Excellence Day and Sir John Walsh Res...

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20 Jul 2023

Otago University-led research delivers more certainty for genetic test diagnoses

Findings from a new international study look set to improve rates of diagnosis f...

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12 Jul 2023

Rural residents die at higher rates than those in urban centres – study

People living in rural areas of Aotearoa die at higher rates than those living i...

12 Jul 2023

Pre-operative exercise substantially helps with recovery – study

Study finds that pre-operative exercise substantially helps with recovery with a...

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07 Jul 2023

Study shows extent of health inequities

The first study to use Māori-specific data from a nationwide health-related qual...

07 Jul 2023

Kids spending one-third of after-school time on screens, study finds

Regulations are urgently needed to protect children from harm in the unregulated...


06 Jul 2023

Funding boost to find out how colour protects sea stars from heat and UV

Dr Nathan Kenny and his collaborators have been awarded a Catalyst Seeding grant...


06 Jul 2023

HRC funding success to develop new tuberculosis treatment

Congratulations to Otago Biochemist Professor Kurt Krause and his team of resear...

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04 Jul 2023

2023 International Science Festival Expo Weekend

As part of the International Science Festival, the University of Otago puts on a...

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04 Jul 2023

HRC grants $51 million to Otago researchers

Otago researchers have received a significant $51 million funding boost from the...

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04 Jul 2023

Matariki a time to remember those who have gone before

Aotearoa has become a “death denying country” and Matariki is the perfect time t...

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04 Jul 2023

HRC grants $51 million to Otago researchers

Otago researchers have received a significant $51 million funding boost from the...

03 Jul 2023

Diabetes research garners support

A strong partnership between University of Otago researchers and the community i...

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30 Jun 2023

Future cardiologists gain funding from A H Couch Trust Heart Foundation Scholarship

Future cardiologists hope their work will have a positive impact on heart health...

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29 Jun 2023

Alcohol causes more harm than meth and other illegal drugs – study

New University of Otago, Christchurch, research has found that a legal drug – al...

27 Jun 2023

New psychedelic-assisted therapy trial aims to help cancer patients

Finding a way to help terminal cancer patients struggling with depressive though...

27 Jun 2023

DNA discovery may assist in fight against aggressive cancer

In a significant development in the fight against fatal cancers, University of O...

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27 Jun 2023

DNA discovery may assist in fight against aggressive cancer

In a significant development in the fight against fatal cancers, University of O...

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23 Jun 2023

Dad first, Distinguished Scientist second

The support of his family and colleagues are integral to his personal success, s...

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21 Jun 2023

Health priorities outlined on the world stage

Clinical Associate Professor Wayne Morriss recently returned from a week in Gene...

20 Jun 2023

Māori-centred approach to mental health care highlights role of whānau

Researchers have developed a “groundbreaking” health model to ensure the cultura...

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20 Jun 2023

Achieving ‘one thing at a time’ this World Productivity Day

Two University of Otago PhD candidates from very different walks of life share t...

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19 Jun 2023

Otago @ NZ International Science Festival

The University of Otago is honoured to once again be a major partner supporting...

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15 Jun 2023

Triathlon success takes student by surprise

After injuries and illness, Otago medical student Hannah Maher felt just making...

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15 Jun 2023

Child health under the spotlight

Child health under the spotlight....

14 Jun 2023

Off-Campus: Tramping to save lives

There’s a special sense of solidarity that comes with being part of a team that...

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13 Jun 2023

University welcomes funding for Science City initiative

The University of Otago welcomes new funding in the Government’s 2023 Budget for...

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13 Jun 2023

Katherine gets her kicks in Canada

Swapping her Otago hoodie for an American Football shirt to kick a ball in a far...

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12 Jun 2023

Promoting physical activity in young adults

Encouraging adolescents to develop good physical activity behaviours is the focu...

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09 Jun 2023

Physiotherapy’s highest global honour awarded to Dr Margot Skinner

Distinguished physiotherapist Dr Margot Skinner has been awarded World Physiothe...

08 Jun 2023

Smoking and weight can impact daily vitamin C requirements

People who smoke need to consume twice as much vitamin C per day as non-smokers,...

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07 Jun 2023

Diermeier Lab students awarded Māori and Neurological Foundation scholarships

Congratulations to Kiri Burich and Amy Bennie - students of the Diermeier Lab wh...

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07 Jun 2023

Becoming a biostatistician a happy accident

Robin Turner’s journey to biostatistics was a bit of a roundabout one....

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06 Jun 2023

Major CMRF grant to research hallucinations in Parkinson’s Disease

Dr Kyla-Louise Horne has received a significant funding boost for her research w...

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02 Jun 2023

MIHI Bipolar Research team wins prestigious international award

A team from the University of Otago, Christchurch’s, MIHI (Māori and Indigenous...

01 Jun 2023

Major CMRF grant to research hallucinations in Parkinson’s Disease

Dr Kyla-Louise Horne has received a significant funding boost for her research w...

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