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MIHI awarded Ministry grant to assess Māori COVID-19 vaccine clinic work
Thursday, 22 September 2022
A mobile vaccination clinic initiative to improve Māori rates of protection from COVID-19 in Canterbury has been awarded a major Te Whatu Ora grant to assess its future viability.

Initiative strengthens ties between University and regions
Thursday, 22 September 2022
The University of Otago’s commitment to southern communities has been underscored with the launch of a new strategic framework.

Microplastics found in commercial fish from southern New Zealand
Thursday, 22 September 2022
Fish ingesting microplastics is a global issue, and species in New Zealand’s southern waters are no exception, a University of Otago study has found.

Government urged to start official inquiry into pandemic response
Thursday, 22 September 2022
Leading University of Otago academics are calling for the launch of an official inquiry into New Zealand’s COVID‑19 pandemic response while memories are clear and lessons can be learnt.

Success for University of Otago, Christchurch, Researchers with CMRF Major Project Grant
Tuesday, 20 September 2022
Five research staff from the University of Otago. Christchurch have been awarded prestigious Canterbury Medical Research Foundation (CMRF) Grants, to the tune of half a million dollars in total.

Centre for Free Radical Research wins 2022 University of Otago Research Group Award
Tuesday, 20 September 2022
A University of Otago, Christchurch research group, recognised as world-leading in the field of redox biology, has been awarded this year’s University of Otago Research Group Award.

Efficient species monitoring method proves worth in Otago study
Tuesday, 20 September 2022
Genetic information is a critical part of conservation research but has proven invasive and costly – until now.

Professor Jacinta Ruru awarded Distinguished Research Medal
Friday, 16 September 2022
Influential Māori legal scholar Professor Jacinta Ruru has been awarded the University of Otago’s top honour – its Distinguished Research Medal.

Calls for automated insulin delivery system to be funded
Thursday, 15 September 2022
University of Otago researchers are urging the Government to fund an automated insulin delivery system for type 1 diabetes patients, after a recent study showed it to now be “the best way” to manage the disease.

Employers are encouraged to embrace neurodiversity
Wednesday, 14 September 2022
Unwavering focus, superior analytical ability and mathematical talent are just some of the untapped skills neurodivergent people can bring to workplaces, a University of Otago researcher has highlighted.


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