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HRC funding for groundbreaking cancer prevention research

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Wednesday, 20 January 2021

A Christchurch-based researcher has secured funding to develop a groundbreaking alternative to invasive surgeries for cancer prevention.

Care urged before banning people entering NZ from the UK

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Wednesday, 13 January 2021

The Government should be careful about banning people entering New Zealand from specific countries based on the presence of variants of the virus that causes COVID-19, given most countries are not testing for variants, University of Otago experts say.

2020 Christmas party and art competition

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Tuesday, 22 December 2020

The annual Otago Biochemistry Department Christmas party, this year held in the bright new ground floor seminar room, gave the department a chance to stop and reflect on a memorable year.

Webinar series shares our research and clinical excellence with the world

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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.

He Kete Kōrero – Summer 2020

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Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Welcome to the Summer 2020 edition of He Kete Kōrero, with the latest news from the Wellington campus.

Marsden Grants for Wellington research

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Monday, 14 December 2020

Three researchers at the University of Otago, Wellington, have received grants from the Marsden Fund to conduct research into topics ranging from tissue grafting to youth substance use to energy use in a warming world.

Boost for biomedical research at Otago

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Monday, 14 December 2020

The arrival of a new state-of-the-art $400,000 spectral flow cytometer on the Wellington campus will significantly enhance the University’s capacity to do biomedical research.

Double delight for graduating couple

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Friday, 11 December 2020

Suzan Almomani and her husband Issam Mayyas both received their PhDs at the University of Otago graduation on 9 December.

Long-serving manager of OMS to retire

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Monday, 7 December 2020

Bruce Smith, who is retiring as manager of the Otago Medical School, says he is proud to have played his part over a long career.

Travel Medicine in a time of COVID

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Thursday, 3 December 2020

With COVID-19 vaccines now on the horizon, a travel doctor and convenor of the travel medicine programme at the University of Otago, Wellington, is urging general practice staff to undertake further study to upgrade their travel medicine skills.

Men's Health Colloquium 2020

Wednesday, 2 December 2020

The goal of this event is to advance advocacy to enhance men’s health in NZ. By attending the Men's Health Colloquium we hope to facilitate bringing together researchers and community partners with an interest in advocating for Men’s Health. Held on 10th December.

2020 Bioengineering Showcase goes hybrid

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Tuesday, 1 December 2020

A decision was made early to offer the 2020 Bioengineering Showcase as a hybrid-platform event with physical venues in Dunedin, Christchurch and Wellington, and including virtual participation using Zoom. The current covid-19 situation has invited innovative adaptation from us all!