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Otago scientists win national outstanding research awards
Friday, 18 October 2019
Two University of Otago scientists have received prestigious awards at the New Zealand Research Honours gala this evening.

Otago psychiatrists call on colleagues to say ‘no’ to euthanasia
Thursday, 17 October 2019
The impact of legalising euthanasia will be devastating on older people, the poor and disabled, according to two University of Otago psychiatrists who are calling on their colleagues both in New Zealand and internationally to oppose the move.

Otago researchers awarded Rutherford Discovery Fellowships
Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Two University of Otago researchers have been awarded Rutherford Discovery Fellowships and will receive NZD$800,000 each over five years.

BEATS Research Team receives 2019 Otago Research Group Award
Tuesday, 15 October 2019
A research group that is actively encouraging active transport to school by adolescents and making a contribution towards New Zealand’s growing issue of insufficient physical activity, has received the University of Otago 2019 Research Group Award.

Chemistry teacher receives National Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award
Wednesday, 9 October 2019
The exemplary teaching skills of Dr David McMorran have been recognised with a National Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award by Ako Aotearoa.

New Otago Medical School Dean brings international expertise
Tuesday, 8 October 2019
A prominent neuroradiologist and nuclear medicine physician with a wealth of international experience has been named the new Dean of the University of Otago medical school.

Te Folauga: The Journey celebrates Pacific success at Otago University
Tuesday, 8 October 2019
Three Niuean siblings, all University of Otago alumni now working as GPs in Wellington, will today help launch a book celebrating Pacific success in health sciences at the University.

Climate change comes at a cost for iconic pāua
Friday, 4 October 2019
The pāua, New Zealand’s most famous shellfish, lauded globally for its iconic multi-coloured shell, is under threat with climate change, new research reveals.

Burden of knee osteoarthritis costs predicted to almost double to $370 million
Friday, 4 October 2019
Public health measures to reduce obesity rates would help slow the rising burden of costs associated with knee osteoarthritis, projected to almost double to $370 million by 2038.

Estimating calorie content not clear-cut for all – Otago study
Wednesday, 2 October 2019
We make food decisions several times a day – from what time we eat to how much – but a new University of Otago study has found we are not very good at judging the energy-density of what we consume.


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