Monday, 20 May 2019 11:26am
Medical and dental students involved in the Teddy Bear Hospital are being kept on their toes with hundreds of young pre-school children bringing in their favourite cuddly toy for a check up.
Thursday, 16 May 2019 9:03pm
Occupational therapist Dr Fiona Graham is excited the Health Research Council (HRC) is funding a study she is leading with the aim of improving the quality of life for children with disabilities.
Thursday, 16 May 2019 12:56pm
An occupational therapist who aims to improve the quality of life for children with disabilities is one of several University of Otago early-stage researchers who have together been awarded more than $1.7 million in Health Research Council funding.
Thursday, 16 May 2019 2:42pm
For the second year in a row there has been a reduction in the number of confirmed cases of HIV in New Zealand.
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 4:26pm
Four University of Otago Alumni will be recognised for their life’s work and their contribution to the University, New Zealand and the world during a special graduation ceremony on 1 June.
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 11:30am
Loneliness, social isolation and burnt-out carers are pushing physically and mentally well elderly into aged care facilities, a University of Otago, Christchurch, study has found.
Tuesday, 14 May 2019 12:25pm
Scientific objects and artefacts from across the University of Otago intermingle with well-known works of art in the Hocken Collections’ latest exhibition.
Monday, 13 May 2019 12:26pm
Eliana Viali knows she will have more challenges than most people starting a new job when she takes the skills of her new degree home to Samoa.
Thursday, 9 May 2019 9:17pm
When Dr Kate Amore began researching homelessness for her PhD at the University of Otago, Wellington, the country was in denial that the issue was even a problem, she says.
Thursday, 9 May 2019 9:10pm
Using electronic patient records in the new national centre for dentistry building at the University of Otago will streamline patients’ treatment, students’ learning and collaboration on patient care, Faculty of Dentistry Organisational Delivery Project Manager Dr Peter Cathro says.
Wednesday, 8 May 2019 10:01am
As New Zealand considers a bill looking to legalise euthanasia, an Otago University ethicist considers it’s time to shine the light on the ethical complications surrounding body donation and assisted dying.
Otago bioarchaeologist’s 1,000-year-old discovery unravels clues about use of psychoactive plants for ritual purposes
Tuesday, 7 May 2019 12:17pm
An Otago bioarchaeologist was among a group of international archaeologists who made an exciting discovery of a “ritual bundle” in Bolivia and using chemical analysis helped unravel clues about the use of psychoactive plants for ritual purposes in the South American country a thousand years ago.
Friday, 3 May 2019 10:39am
Following the Government’s move to increase access to medicinal cannabis, two University of Otago scientists are cautioning that in any future changes cannabis products should be held to the same standards as other medicines.
Wednesday, 1 May 2019 8:32am
An Otago alumna has led a study into spinal surgery for children with cerebral palsy in the UK, which has proven it helps them walk and reduces pain, triggering the UK Government to fund the procedure.
Monday, 29 April 2019 11:14am
In what is possibly a New Zealand first, the University’s largest ever construction project is being led by a team of women.
Monday, 29 April 2019 10:12am
Super-users have just trained on more than 200 dental chairs for patients in New Zealand’s new national dental teaching facility, on the University of Otago’s Dunedin campus.
Thursday, 18 April 2019 11:09am
Sitting at the forefront of inequalities in oral health care, Pasifika youth are well placed to provide solutions to the problem, a unique University of Otago study has found.
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 2:33pm
Researchers from the Otago Global Health Institute have secured funding from the e-Asia Joint Research Programme and the Health Research Council of New Zealand to help improve the management of tuberculosis (TB) in Indonesia.
Tuesday, 16 April 2019 9:33pm
Bilateral agreements have recently been signed with two international partners, which will result in new students studying at the University of Otago.
Tuesday, 16 April 2019 11:06am
From dissecting a sheep’s heart and lungs to examining the microbial properties of manuka honey, a ground breaking initiative at the University of Otago, Wellington, has a no holds barred attitude to hosting students from kura kaupapa Māori (Māori language immersion schools).
Tuesday, 16 April 2019 9:52am
New research has found that only three per cent of deaths in the 1931 Hawke’s Bay earthquake occurred in people’s homes, almost all of which were at that time constructed from wood.
Tuesday, 16 April 2019 10:33am
Oral cancer is known for its high mortality rate in developing countries, but an international team of scientists hope its latest discovery will change that.
Monday, 15 April 2019 9:50pm
Working across cultures and around the globe, Papali’i Dr Viopapa Annandale-Atherton has quietly forged a distinguished career in public health and as an advocate for women’s rights, helping pave the way for generations of Pacific Island medical students.
Friday, 12 April 2019 11:31am
A University of Otago public health physician and researcher and her Australian colleague welcome news that the use of “tie-down” practice will be abolished in New Zealand prisons.
Wednesday, 10 April 2019 12:31pm
Writing a children’s picture book for the families of premature babies has been a project close to the heart for author Julie Burgess-Manning, a lecturer in the Department of Psychological Medicine at the University of Otago, Wellington.
Tuesday, 9 April 2019 9:59pm
What happens to our healthcare records when we die? It is a question few have pondered and Dr Jon Cornwall’s research on the topic has resulted in him being offered a Fellowship in the US and a speaking engagement at Harvard University to discuss the subject.
Tuesday, 9 April 2019 11:01am
Alongside funding and regulatory support, understanding how housing affects health and safety can spur owners to make improvements to their properties, researchers from the University of Otago, Wellington and WISE Better Homes have found.
Friday, 5 April 2019 10:02am
University of Otago researchers in association with colleagues from Harvard University have discovered new evidence of what made some of New Zealand’s iconic birds such as the kiwi and extinct moa, flightless.
Friday, 5 April 2019 1:36pm
The University of Otago and Southern District Health Board have received high praise from health leaders at the official opening of a new pharmacy clinic, believed to be the first of its kind in Australasia.
Friday, 5 April 2019 10:48pm
University of Otago research group ASPIRE 2025 has won praise from the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand for its exemplary efforts and achievements in the field of smoking cessation and tobacco control.
Thursday, 4 April 2019 1:30pm
Construction of the University’s dental teaching facility and patient treatment clinic in South Auckland is proceeding well, with structural steel now being ordered, Campus Development Division Director David Perry says.
Wednesday, 3 April 2019 9:15pm
It’s not just the fact Dr Dawn Coates has won the Faculty of Dentistry a new microscope, it’s the way she won which has faculty staff buzzing.
Wednesday, 3 April 2019 9:09pm
A new School of Physiotherapy clinic in Christchurch is officially open after a ceremony attended by Alumni and former Silver Ferns physiotherapist, Sharon Kearney.
Wednesday, 3 April 2019 4:28pm
University of Otago firearms researchers are encouraging New Zealanders who are not gun owners to support MPs and political parties with the Arms Amendment Bill.
Monday, 1 April 2019 12:02pm
Cancer genetics and biology expert Professor Parry Guilford has received a New Zealand Health Research Council Explorer Grant to further investigate a novel device that could routinely detect early-stage cancer, potentially transforming cancer survival.
Friday, 29 March 2019 4:06pm
If Kiwi kids had the Prime Minister’s job for a day, many would ban junk food marketing, according to new research from the University of Otago, Wellington.
Tuesday, 26 March 2019 12:38pm
A week after the mosque shootings, Christchurch medical student Mohamud Osman stood in front of staff and fellow students and shared a story of love, kindness and forgiveness.
Tuesday, 26 March 2019 12:28pm
Local governments are failing to consult meaningfully with Māori when it comes to liquor licensing legislation, new research from the University of Otago has found.
Friday, 22 March 2019 10:52am
A new outpatient clinic in Dunedin to help patients manage multiple medications and improve their health – a joint venture between the University of Otago’s School of Pharmacy and Southern District Health Board – is believed to be the first of its kind in Australasia.
Friday, 22 March 2019 9:50am
Following an extensive international search, Professor Miguel Quiñones-Mateu has been appointed as the second holder of the Webster Family Chair in Viral Pathogenesis in the University of Otago’s Department of Microbiology and Immunology, School of Biomedical Sciences.