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College of learning inspires PhD journey


Wednesday 18 May 2022

As someone who researches the importance of sleep to diet, Silke Morrison is quick to highlight that she prioritised maintaining a normal sleeping pattern during her PhD. 

Biochemistry Graduation function


Tuesday 17 May 2022

On Saturday 14th May the Department of Biochemistry celebrated Otago's 2022 May graduation ceremony with a social function for graduates and their families.

Scholarship just the beginning 

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Wednesday 11 May 2022

Anika Moana Kite Perenara is the recipient of a scholarship for Māori students in their second year of the Bachelor of Pharmacy programme.

When medicine and literature meet


Tuesday 10 May 2022

Professor Dick Sainsbury has penned a memoir, All Experience is an Arch – a collection of writing about geriatric medicine, old people and ageing

Knighthood for EDOR Co-Director Professor Jim Mann

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Friday 6 May 2022

Professor Jim Mann received his Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit from the New Zealand Governor-General, in an investiture ceremony held at Government House this week.

Janet Hoek wins Critic and Conscience award


Tuesday 3 May 2022

Regulatory loopholes are contributing to increases in the number of young New Zealanders exposed to nicotine through vaping, warns the winner of the 2022 Critic and Conscience of Society Award.

Academic awards for 2021

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Monday 2 May 2022

The 2021 Biochemistry academic awards were won by Theresa Matheson-Grant, Anita Lu, Flynn Kelly, Louise Walker, and Rhiannon Adams

He Kete Kōrero – Autumn 2022

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Friday 22 April 2022

Welcome to the Autumn 2022 edition of He Kete Kōrero, with all the latest news from the Wellington campus.

Summer of research

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Friday 22 April 2022

It was a summer filled with research for 51 students from across the University who took part in the Summer Studentship research programme on the Wellington campus this year.

Dr Latika Samalia's teaching excellence recognised


Friday 22 April 2022

Dr Latika Samalia was presented with the korowai Rauaroha to formally acknowledge the awarding of the Prime Minister’s Supreme Award of the 2021 Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards.

Gavin Bishop - Mixing it up in medicine

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Thursday 21 April 2022

Medical student Gavin Bishop is taking a year out from the traditional medical school pathway to carry out a research project on dual practice.

Study calls for urgent regulation of unhealthy home deliveries

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Wednesday 6 April 2022

Ordering an online Uber Eats, other food, alcohol or vaping delivery from the comfort of your couch is hugely popular – but a new study is calling for urgent Government action, due to concerns unregulated, on-demand home deliveries may be damaging the nation’s health.

Raising awareness of endometriosis


Thursday 31 March 2022

As part of highlighting Endometriosis Awareness Month, Associate Professor Jane Girling from the Department of Anatomy shares why more people need to be aware of endometriosis as well as what brought her to this field of research.  

The price of keeping kids warm at night

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Wednesday 30 March 2022

The cost of heating a child’s bedroom through the night in a Wellington winter would run through 46 per cent of the government’s Winter Energy Payment, which is paid to qualifying beneficiaries and all superannuitants to help with heating costs, a study by researchers at the University of Otago, Wellington has found.