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Call to report bottled water quality results on labels

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Thursday 13 January 2022

Bottled water is often perceived as clean and free of contaminants compared to tap water, but University of Otago researchers believe water quality results need to be printed on the label.

Discrimination placing LGBTIQ+ people at risk of homelessness

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Tuesday 21 December 2021

Discrimination in the housing market, as well as structural issues such as poverty, racism and instability, are placing Takatāpui and LGBTIQ+ people at higher risk of homelessness, researchers from the University of Otago, Wellington, have found.

Award for science communication for Baker

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Tuesday 14 December 2021

New Zealand’s go-to science communicator on COVID-19, Professor Michael Baker MNZM, has been awarded the New Zealand Association of Scientists (NZAS) Cranwell Medal for science communication for 2021.

Christchurch medical graduand juggles study and motherhood

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Friday 10 December 2021

Malisa Mulholland is too modest to call herself a trailblazer but the final stages of her Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) certainly paved the way for other medical students to follow in her footsteps.

Cook Islands doctor upskills with Otago diploma

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Friday 10 December 2021

A doctor who grew up in Myanmar and now practises in the Cook Islands has become just the second Pacific Islands based clinician to complete a University of Otago postgraduate diploma in Rural and Provincial Hospital Practice.

A marathon year for Wellington PhD Public Health grad

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Friday 10 December 2021

While most people might feel like they deserved a break after completing their PhD, Caroline Fyfe, who graduates in absentia in December with a PhD in Public Health from the University of Otago, Wellington, instead set off to do a 44 kilometre run with a friend up and over the capital city’s steep hills.

Wellington campus celebrates student success

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Thursday 2 December 2021

Wellington campus staff and students gathered together on 19 November for an end of year Hui Whakanui Tauira to celebrate the significant achievements of students over the past year.

Which diet is best for treating type 2 diabetes?


Thursday 18 November 2021

EDOR members Professor Mike Lean and Dr Andrew Reynolds, along with international colleagues, have published a study on the most effective diets for achieving remission of type 2 diabetes.

Housing researchers win the Rutherford Medal, NZ’s top research honour

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Thursday 18 November 2021

Distinguished Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman CNZM QSO FRSNZ and researchers at the He Kāinga Oranga – Housing and Health Research Programme at the University of Otago, Wellington, have been awarded the 2021 Rutherford Medal by the Royal Society Te Apārangi.

$2.9m HRC funding for Otago

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Monday 15 November 2021

Two Otago researchers have been awarded prestigious Sir Charles Hercus Fellowships in this year’s Health Research Council Career Development Awards.

Mobile COVID-19 clinics highlighted

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Monday 8 November 2021

A new video produced by Ngāi Tahu and the Canterbury DHB is showcasing an important University of Otago-led initiative helping Māori get vaccinated in culturally safe spaces.

Excellence in teaching, research and service

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Thursday 4 November 2021

Excellence in teaching, research and service have been celebrated with the announcement of the 2021 Otago Medical School – Dunedin Campus (Dunedin School of Medicine) Teaching and Research awards.

Helping each other PASS

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Friday 29 October 2021

Peer Learning Programmes such as Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) and Peer Assisted Numeracy (PAN) are weekly interactive study sessions aimed at supporting student success, facilitated by second or third-year students. The programmes are offered through the Student Learning Development, part of the University’s Higher Education Development Centre.

Students shave for a cause

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Friday 29 October 2021

This year, ten students took on the Shave for a Cure campaign, saying goodbye to their locks and raising more than $18,000.

Pathology Department desktop DNA sequencer first in NZ

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Thursday 28 October 2021

A new desktop DNA sequencer in the Pathology Department, believed to be the first of its particular model in New Zealand, plus an automated DNA extraction instrument, are some of the key parts of an envisaged new facility that will soon be available for wider medical school use.