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11 Dec 2023

Sister an inspiration for newly-graduated doctor

When Dr Lizzie Stevenson was thinking about becoming a doctor, she didn’t have t...

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05 Dec 2023

Āwhina Scholarship an “incredible honour” for inaugural recipient

A generous donation from a general practitioner to establish a new scholarship i...

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04 Dec 2023

Whole grains for health study – recruiting people with type 2 diabetes

We all know whole grains are healthier than refined, but what happens if those g...

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22 Nov 2023

Two Otago researchers receive Cancer Society grants

Artificial intelligence could be used to help identify patients who may have a g...

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13 Nov 2023

FEATURE: Flagship research centre celebrates 20th anniversary

Making a real difference to the lives of people affected by diabetes and obesity...

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01 Nov 2023

Educational outcomes poorer for children with type 1 diabetes

Children in Aotearoa with type 1 diabetes have significantly poorer educational...

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27 Oct 2023

Fellowships awarded to five Otago researchers

Five University of Otago researchers are being celebrated with Royal Society Te...

Professor Jo Baxter welcomes staff and students to the ALM Teaching Awards ceremony.

05 Oct 2023

Teaching awards recognise top performers

Dunedin School of Medicine staff and students recently celebrated the efforts of...

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29 Sep 2023

$1.1m for Otago researchers

Otago researchers will be getting to the heart of one of New Zealand’s biggest h...

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21 Sep 2023

Government funding set to boost rural doctor workforce

The number of medical students spending a full year working in a rural or region...

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21 Sep 2023

Otago Medical School Research Society celebrates rich history

For more than 100 years, the Otago Medical School and its Research Society have...

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08 Sep 2023

Dignity and respect key to use of images from body donors

Managing some of the resources generated from body donors has become more challe...

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04 Sep 2023

Medic volunteers her way to an ‘outstanding’ nomination

From running a successful beach clean-up at St Kilda to mentoring young women in...

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18 Aug 2023

PhD grad on new evidence for eye drops used in preterm infants

Lisa Kremer’s (Kāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe, and Waitaha) walk across the graduation sta...

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14 Aug 2023

Medical students add another string to their bow

Something special can happen when medicine and music come together.

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04 Aug 2023

Multiple symptoms in veterans could indicate PTSD – study

A pattern of symptoms in veterans has emerged in a University of Otago study tha...

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04 Aug 2023

Tauira flourish in by-Pacific, for-Pacific research initiative

Three Pacific tauira traded rest for research as they embarked on their biomedic...

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02 Aug 2023

Continuity of care needed from the ‘front of the pathway’ to the back

After undergoing cancer treatment, many survivors deal with a range of psycho-so...

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26 Jul 2023

Immunity gap likely reason for cluster of NZ whooping cough deaths, experts say

The death of three babies in Aotearoa from whooping cough this year were likely...

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21 Jul 2023

Updated informed consent statement to be introduced by Aotearoa’s two medical schools

A new informed consent statement for medical students in clinical placements wil...

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12 Jul 2023

Rural residents die at higher rates than those in urban centres – study

People living in rural areas of Aotearoa die at higher rates than those living i...

12 Jul 2023

Pre-operative exercise substantially helps with recovery – study

Study finds that pre-operative exercise substantially helps with recovery with a...

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07 Jul 2023

Study shows extent of health inequities

The first study to use Māori-specific data from a nationwide health-related qual...

07 Jul 2023

Kids spending one-third of after-school time on screens, study finds

Regulations are urgently needed to protect children from harm in the unregulated...

05 Jul 2023

Marae visit for Dunedin fifth-year medical students

In June, Dunedin School of Medicine fifth-year medical tauira embarked on a thre...

04 Jul 2023

Five HRC Project Grants for the University of Otago, Christchurch

Five UOC research teams have been awarded Project Grants this year from the Heal...

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04 Jul 2023

HRC grants $51 million to Otago researchers

Otago researchers have received a significant $51 million funding boost from the...


04 Jul 2023

University of Otago focuses on producing sustainability solutions

Our University aims to be a Tiriti-led sustainability living lab by 2030, with s...

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04 Jul 2023

HRC grants $51 million to Otago researchers

Otago researchers have received a significant $51 million funding boost from the...

03 Jul 2023

Diabetes research garners support

A strong partnership between University of Otago researchers and the community i...

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03 Jul 2023

University launches Pae Tata and invites staff to attend series of hui

The University of Otago’s goals for the next seven years, and how it will go abo...

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30 Jun 2023

Future cardiologists gain funding from A H Couch Trust Heart Foundation Scholarship

Future cardiologists hope their work will have a positive impact on heart health...

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29 Jun 2023

Alcohol causes more harm than meth and other illegal drugs – study

New University of Otago, Christchurch, research has found that a legal drug – al...

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28 Jun 2023

Otago moves up in QS World University Rankings

The 20th edition of the QS World University Rankings sees the University of Otag...

27 Jun 2023

New psychedelic-assisted therapy trial aims to help cancer patients

Finding a way to help terminal cancer patients struggling with depressive though...

27 Jun 2023

DNA discovery may assist in fight against aggressive cancer

In a significant development in the fight against fatal cancers, University of O...

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27 Jun 2023

DNA discovery may assist in fight against aggressive cancer

In a significant development in the fight against fatal cancers, University of O...

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21 Jun 2023

EDOR 20th anniversary event

Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research is celebrating 20 years as a University of O...

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15 Jun 2023

Triathlon success takes student by surprise

After injuries and illness, Otago medical student Hannah Maher felt just making...

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15 Jun 2023

Child health under the spotlight

Child health under the spotlight.

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13 Jun 2023

University welcomes funding for Science City initiative

The University of Otago welcomes new funding in the Government’s 2023 Budget for...

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12 Jun 2023

Promoting physical activity in young adults

Encouraging adolescents to develop good physical activity behaviours is the focu...

08 Jun 2023

Smoking and weight can impact daily vitamin C requirements

People who smoke need to consume twice as much vitamin C per day as non-smokers,...

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07 Jun 2023

Eighteen Otago academics and alumni receive King’s Birthday Honours

Two distinguished Otago professors were among 18 Otago academics and alumni reco...

01 Jun 2023

Major CMRF grant to research hallucinations in Parkinson’s Disease

Dr Kyla-Louise Horne has received a significant funding boost for her research w...

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01 Jun 2023

Elsa wins 2023 photo competition

Otago’s resident “Elsa” embodied the spirit of Disney’s ‘Let it go’, jumping int...

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31 May 2023

MIHI Bipolar Research team wins prestigious international award

A team from the University of Otago, Christchurch’s, MIHI (Māori and Indigenous...

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31 May 2023

Understanding the brain mechanisms underlying anxiety

Aliesha Kemp likes to keep busy. And pausing part-way through a medical degree t...

29 May 2023

Study results prompt call for medicinal cannabis policy evaluation

A New Zealand study into the therapeutic benefits of cannabis has added to the g...

25 May 2023

Why high school kids are saying ‘yeah, nah’ to alcohol

Striking differences in the way high school students socialise may be one of the...

25 May 2023

Study will measure how much breast milk baby is actually getting

Mothers worry about an exhaustive list of things; University of Otago researcher...

23 May 2023

Library environment always a drawcard for students

Otago medical students are more likely to be crouched over a laptop than a textb...

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22 May 2023

Life’s more fun if it’s “not a straight line”

Otago medical student Josiah Edwin believes that sometimes you must stumble to s...

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15 May 2023

Ellie-May Jarvis graduates with a PhD and a medical degree

Ellie-May Jarvis walked across the graduation stage on 13 May with both a medica...

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15 May 2023

Touch rugby a great outlet for medical student

Sport has always been a big part of Mariana Winiana’s life and studying medicine...

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15 May 2023

Touch rugby a great outlet for medical student

Sport has always been a big part of Mariana Winiana’s life and studying medicine...

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12 May 2023

Betty the bus on a mission to save lives

A health bus is travelling thousands of kilometres around Otago and Southland ho...

10 May 2023

New study reinforces timely need for Pneumococcal Vaccine Switch

New research from the University of Otago, Christchurch, backs a recent Pharmac...

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10 May 2023

Photos give men a voice to discuss mental distress

An innovative research project at the University of Otago, Wellington, is using...

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08 May 2023

Environment impacts mental health of young people – research

Living in areas with high numbers of fast food, alcohol and gambling outlets, ca...

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04 May 2023

Otago scientist wins Prime Minister’s Science Communication Prize

Associate Professor Dianne Sika-Paotonu is the first Pacific scientist to win th...

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04 May 2023

Māori public health competencies developed

These competencies for public health teaching institutions have been developed w...

02 May 2023

University of Otago scientist wins Prime Minister’s Science Communication Prize

Associate Professor Dianne Sika-Paotonu from the University of Otago has won the...

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02 May 2023

Knitting with a purpose: Blankets for NICU babies made with love by Otago tauira

Pēpī in the neonatal intensive care unit are some of the smallest and most vulne...

14 Apr 2023

Declining number of children being vaccinated against measles in Aotearoa

There are not enough children under the age of 5 in Aotearoa protected against m...

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04 Apr 2023

March 15 Symposium – the psychological impacts of the Christchurch terrorist attacks

Preliminary findings from The March 15 Project were presented in a recent day-lo...

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04 Apr 2023

Suggestion you could walk around your neighbourhood good for mental health

Even just knowing you could walk around the area you in live in if you want to c...

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04 Apr 2023

FEATURE: On the ground in Cyclone Gabrielle: trainee interns share their experiences

When Cyclone Gabrielle hit the North Island in February, trainee interns from th...

28 Mar 2023

Dr Andrew Bagshaw’s final legacy – a breakthrough discovery in the field of DNA research

The late Dr Andrew Bagshaw has had his final scientific research paper published...

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16 Mar 2023

Two Otago Christchurch academics among newly elected Royal Society Fellows

For the first time ever, two of the four Otago academics elected to be Fellows o...

15 Mar 2023

Small changes in children’s sleep lead to significant changes in eating habits

Just an hour less sleep a night affects what and how children eat, University of...

14 Mar 2023

Policy changes urged to ensure Aotearoa’s health workforce reflects society

Policy changes are urgently needed to ensure Aotearoa’s future health workforce...

13 Mar 2023

Researcher from China thrilled to collaborate on diabetes technology research

The chance to work with world leaders in a specialist field of diabetes research...

10 Mar 2023

Cloak of protection against infectious diseases needed for schools

A group of health and education experts have published seven key goals in a miss...

10 Mar 2023

10 March 2023 Aotearoa’s work-related deaths – the real cost

Work contributes to at least a quarter of all fatal injuries in New Zealand – su...

09 Mar 2023

A Symposium of celebration for Mātai Hāora – the Centre for Redox Biology and Medicine

Leading lights in the field of oxidative stress and health research took centre...

07 Mar 2023

Fifty years of mahi – a milestone for the University of Otago, Christchurch

“Kia Mau” – a call to come together and hold tight to one and all – is the chose...

24 Feb 2023

Better targeted prediabetes care needed

A more targeted approach to the screening and treatment of prediabetes is likely...

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21 Feb 2023

Pacific Tauira gain coveted spots in immersive medical programme

Pacific medical students are preparing to learn the art of making do.

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21 Feb 2023

Pacific Tauira gain coveted spots in immersive medical programme

Pacific medical students are preparing to learn the art of making do.

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17 Feb 2023

Commitment of Cook Islands’ doctors recognised

With a father who worked in health administration in the Cook Islands, it’s prob...

07 Feb 2023

NZ one of few island nations with potential to produce enough food in a nuclear winter

New Zealand is one of only a few island nations that could continue to produce e...

02 Feb 2023

Locating for recovery: acute mental health units remain in the shadows

Acute mental health care units remain in the shadows, neither fully integrated i...

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27 Jan 2023

University of Otago genetic researcher Dr Andrew Bagshaw – “a genuine genius”

Dame Sue and Professor Phil Bagshaw say their “much loved” late son, former Univ...

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23 Jan 2023

Medical student encourages others to back themselves

For third year Otago medical student Simone Ada (Ngāi te Rangi), realising she w...

13 Jan 2023

Funding to assist with story-telling approach to opioid tapering

A University of Otago researcher hopes whānau-focused storytelling could help su...

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06 Jan 2023

Improving type 1 diabetes control in Pasifika children

Dr Isaiah Immanuel is conducting a one-year study, funded by Research for Childr...

01 Jan 2023

MB ChB Oath Reading Ceremony

Link page for oath reading ceremony

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22 Dec 2022

Otago-led study makes significant breast cancer findings

A global study led by the University of Otago has discovered a gene, that when m...

21 Dec 2022

Communities set to benefit from Indigenous-led international grant with rangatiratanga at heart

The opportunity to develop Māori-led programmes for pēpi, tamariki and whānau we...

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20 Dec 2022

New Zealanders still not making enough effort to be “sun safe” – study

Sunscreen alone is not enough, University of Otago researchers are reminding peo...

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19 Dec 2022

Connecting physical and mental health

Dr Matthew Jenkins is bringing his background in Physical Education and Psycholo...

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19 Dec 2022

Game-changing therapy

Dr Katie Douglas foresees a day when people will visit a mental health service,...

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19 Dec 2022

Sovereign rights to health and wellbeing

A passion for upholding sovereign rights to health and wellbeing for tangata whe...

16 Dec 2022

Study highlights need for primary care funding overhaul

A new study shows the disparity of patient need across general practices and bac...

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16 Dec 2022

Otago announces 39 new professors

Thirty-nine University of Otago academics are being promoted to the position of...

15 Dec 2022

Housing the homeless is the first step

Providing unconditional access to housing is the first step towards improving th...

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14 Dec 2022

Scientists propose system redesign to improve access to clinical trials

Ensuring that the latest clinical research opportunities, and the healthcare ben...

14 Dec 2022

Wednesday 14 December 2022, New smokefree policy will improve Aotearoa health: Otago experts

University of Otago experts welcome a new smokefree legislation which they say w...

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