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30 May 2022

Pharmacy scholarship and a higher purpose

Erana Ikimau (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine, Te Orewai) is the recipient of one of two sch...

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11 May 2022

Scholarship just the beginning

Anika Moana Kite Perenara is the recipient of a scholarship for Māori students i...

19 May 2021

Cuddles, bubbles and excellent health care

Organised by Otago Medical School students, the Teddy Bear Hospital involved den...

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22 Mar 2019

22 March 2019, New pharmacy clinic aims to optimise pharmacotherapy and improve patients’ health

New pharmacy clinic aims to optimise pharmacotherapy and improve patients’ healt...

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27 Jan 2021

Ones to Watch: Rebekah Amitrano

“I’ve known for a long time that I want to do something that helps people and I...

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09 Mar 2017

Major support for Otago health research provided through latest lottery grants

University of Otago researchers have gained more than $2.6m in funding from the...

22 Nov 2021

Otago announces Professorial promotions for 2022

Twenty-eight University of Otago academics are being promoted to the position of...

20 Dec 2012

20 December 2012 Media Release

The University of Otago has appointed an internationally leading expert on vacci...

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25 Mar 2020

25 March 2020, Lecturer and students volunteer time to make sanitiser

All the hand sanitiser needed by the University of Otago’s Dunedin campus over t...


09 Apr 2018

Green Cross Health Pharmacy Awards celebrating excellence

The University of Otago Green Cross Health Awards were held in March, providing...

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02 Mar 2018

Aspiring pharmacists inducted into professional programme

Over 130 aspiring pharmacists were officially welcomed into their first professi...

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13 Oct 2016

Student leadership recognised with awards

Early last week, eleven highly motivated and inspirational student leaders were...

03 Aug 2018

Otago International students equipped to effect change

Practitioners, service users, students, academics, managers, policy makers and r...

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01 Aug 2018

1 August 2018, Otago researcher secures funding for therapy to help prevent disorders in preterm babies

Otago researcher secures funding for therapy to help prevent disorders in preter...

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23 Apr 2018

23 April ;2018, Patients are not always receiving information about medicines, Otago research reveals

23 April l2018, Media Release, Patients are not always receiving information abo

08 Feb 2019

Otago research links deprivation, inequality to poorer blood thinner outcomes

New University of Otago research is warning doctors to be wary of potential heal...

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07 Dec 2015

7 December 2015, Missing out on prescription medicines harms health

Two new studies conducted by researchers at the University of Otago show that no...

11 May 2016

Otago studies supported by Health Research Council

Health Research Council ‘Emerging Researcher First Grants’ have been won by two...

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05 Dec 2018

5 December 2018, Māori health professional graduand numbers soar to new heights

Māori health professional graduand numbers soar to new heights...

28 Jul 2011

28 July 2011 Media Release

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12 Jul 2019

12 July 2019, New virtual lab ‘game-changer’ for Otago’s School of Pharmacy

New virtual lab ‘game-changer’ for Otago’s School of Pharmacy...

25 Sep 2018

New Zealand children’s medicine prescriptions examined for first time

New Zealand children’s medicine prescriptions examined for first time...

04 Aug 2017

2016 Rural Pharmacist of the Year, Graham Provis

2016 Rural Preceptor of the Year, Graham Provis says \

10 Apr 2017

10 April 2017, Study to develop faster way of detecting antibiotic resistance

New Zealand researchers are about to develop a radical new way of helping doctor...

04 Aug 2017

2016 Community Preceptor of the Year

Karen Crisp is awarded 2016 Community Preceptor of the Year at the School of Pha...

13 Nov 2012

13 November 2012 Media Release

Many New Zealanders are not getting free prescriptions when they should and thes...

10 Jun 2020

Otago scientist joins international call for care in scramble to develop COVID-19 treatments

As scientists worldwide scramble to quickly develop a drug to prevent COVID-19,...

02 Nov 2021

2 November 2021, Otago launches Pharmaceutical Science degree, the only one of its kind in New Zealand

The University of Otago will be offering a Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science de...

01 May 2017

New curriculum aims to produce work-savvy pharmacists

A new Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) degree curriculum is set to be rolled out at...

03 Jul 2017

Researchers propose turning philosophy of pharmacy on its head

School of Pharmacy researchers propose a philosophical framework for the profess...

04 Aug 2017

Inaugural Green Cross Health Pharmacy Awards Ceremony

The University of Otago, School of Pharmacy, is excited to announce the inaugura...

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26 Sep 2018

26 September 2018, Multi-ethnic approach to diabetes education needed – Otago academics

Multi-ethnic approach to diabetes education needed – Otago academics...

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26 May 2016

Patti Napier Initiates Change for Future New Zealand Technician’s roles.

Following the announcement of Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman, Ministry of Health, we as...

04 Aug 2017

2016 Hospital Preceptor of the Year

Hannah Soper accepts 2016 Hospital Preceptor of the Year award at the School of...

17 Jul 2019

Educational tool developed at Otago makes international launch

Educational tool developed at Otago makes international launch...

10 Nov 2017

Students and wider sector reap benefits of new fellow's mental health knowledge

New professional practice fellow Emma Smith is keen to spread her enthusiasm, pa...

25 Feb 2010

25 February 2010 Media Release

18 Jul 2012

18 July 2012 Media Release

Nation's top tertiary teaching award won by Otago Pharmacy academic...

17 Apr 2019

17 April 2019, Little drops for little eyes

Little drops for little eyes...

15 Jun 2010

15 June 2010 Media Release

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06 Dec 2019

6 December 2019, Nineteen new Associate Professors for Health Sciences

Nineteen new Associate Professors for Health Sciences...

07 Sep 2015

Students thrive in the culture of a revamped honours programme

Fourth-year students involved in the National School of Pharmcy's revamped Honou...

20 Dec 2019

Possible world-first collaboration for Pharmacy and Dentistry students

Possible world-first collaboration for Pharmacy and Dentistry students...

09 Aug 2016

School of Pharmacy students play a major role in “Against the Current”

The Otago Malaysian Students’ Association (OMSA) musical theatrical performance,...

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15 May 2020

15 May 2020, Public welcomed back to face-to-face Otago University health clinics

New Zealand’s move to Alert Level 2 means many Otago University health clinics w...

28 Apr 2016

28 April 2016, University appoints next Dean of Pharmacy

A leading researcher from Canada has been appointed as the next Dean of the Univ...

04 Aug 2017

Curriculum update

Today, many of the services pharmacists provide require them to work at the top...

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08 Sep 2015

Medicinal chemistry expertise contributes to disease understanding

Ever since her high school days Dr Andrea Vernall has had a love of chemistry an...

03 Aug 2018

Students consider future pharmacits

'New technology changing the way pharmacists work' is the essay focus of a Schoo

27 Feb 2016

The genes have it, graduate destined to become a pharmacist.

Kelsi (21) graduated with a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree in December and is the g...

07 Aug 2017

Understanding the start of health careers

The influence of interprofessional education on career trajectories and attitude...

25 May 2018

Pharmacists' role discussed at Symposium

Pharmacists' role in mental health and addictions care was a topic of discussion...

01 Oct 2016

Exciting era of pharmacy beginning to ‘walk the talk’, as Canadian academic takes up Otago Dean’s role

Exciting era of pharmacy beginning to ‘walk the talk’, as Canadian academic take...

12 Oct 2017

Te Puna Kaitaka encourage te reo Māori

Te Puna Kaitaka (Māori Students Pharmacy Association) held a quiz night on Tuesd...

01 May 2017

Turning 'weapons of mass destruction' into 'precision-guided munitions', all in a day's work

Turning weapons of mass destruction into precision-guided munitions sounds like...

21 Oct 2016

School of Pharmacy Research Symposium

Undergraduate students at Otago School of Pharmacy recently took part in the Ann...

12 Oct 2015

Excellence in research rewarded at symposium

The School's fourth year students had opportunity to present their year's resear...

09 Aug 2016

Speed-dating at the Hunter Centre

The Māori Heath Workforce and Development Unit Speed-dating evening was held at...

25 May 2018

P2 student makes sense of pharmacy

University of Otago, School of Pharmacy P2 student, Debora Maea...

03 Jun 2016

Samoan student lives her dream as she strives to become third generation pharmacist

Student Leah Mualia is inspired to become a pharmacist by her grandfather, a Sam...

08 Aug 2016

Dr Ruth Ferguson shares her recent experiences in the Cook Islands with PIHPSA.

Pacific Islands Health Professional Students\u2019 Association (PIHPSA) invited...

05 Nov 2015

Award-winner looks at vitamin D absorption

Final-year honours student Fang Juinn Yu impressed the judges at a major confere...

09 Mar 2016

Pharmacy 2nd and 3rd Year Prize Giving

New Zealand\u2019s National School of Pharmacy 2nd and 3rd year prize giving (Fr...

25 May 2018

Continuing education workshops strengthen the profession

The School of Pharmacy have been travelling New Zealand, sharing an overview of...

18 Aug 2017

Green Cross Health Pharmacy Awards Ceremony

Our inaugural Green Cross Health Pharmacy Awards ceremony was held at St David L...

01 Sep 2015

Review of degree curriculum with an Otago 'flavour' underway

An important piece of work is currently underway behind the scenes at the Otago...

19 Oct 2016

Innovative project gains financial boost

Dr Greg Walker is part of an exciting project on Novel Peptide Vaccines for Broa...

11 Nov 2017

Primary prevention strategies a focus for soon-to-be-intern pharmacist

Final-year pharmacy student Sonja Bimler is looking forward to putting her passi...

20 Dec 2017

Otago School of Pharmacy congratulates graduates of 2017

The School of Pharmacy celebrated graduating students at the annual pre-graduati...

28 May 2018

More than meets the eye in pharmacy

The School of Pharmacy's first Otago-Singapore Ambassador is an enthusiastic pro...

01 May 2017

PhD student’s research backbone of the introduction of a new role in pharmacy

Community pharmacist-turned-PhD student Patti Napier’s research is behind one of...

19 Aug 2015

School of Pharmacy celebrates new PhD graduates

Three graduates received their PhDs in the afternoon ceremony on 15 August: Hesh...

01 May 2018

Dr Nagham Ailabouni Q&A

Every day, older New Zealanders take piles upon piles of medicines; some of whic...

01 Dec 2016

Maori Students' Pharmacy Association, Te Puna Kaitaka, forms its roots at Otago

A group of enthusiastic Maori pharmacy students at Otago have established Te Pun...

01 Mar 2017

Christina White prize caps off big year for pharmacy's top student

2016 was a big year for then final-year pharmacy student Abbey Evison who receiv

29 Feb 2016

School of Pharmacy Staff Receive Research Awards

Congratulations to the following staff on their School of Pharmacy Research Awar...

20 Dec 2017

“Prevention is better than cure” quotes Fiji’s newest Doctor, Dr Sujita Narayan.

One of four PhD students to graduate from the School of Pharmacy this December,...

01 Feb 2017

Otago School of Pharmacy congratulates Graduates of 2016

New Zealand's National School of Pharmacy celebrate graduates of 2016 at pre-gra...

23 Nov 2015

New Zealand attracts Japanese pharmacists

The School of Pharmacy hosted a cohort of pharmacists from different locations i...

03 Nov 2016

Final Year Student Encourages Entrepreneurial Leadership

Final year student, Sophie Oliff, is leaving the School of Pharmacy with transfe...

13 Oct 2015

Clinical group rub shoulders with royalty

A small clinical contingent from the University of Otago attended the European S...

03 Aug 2016

Researchers secure HRC grant to investigate impact of prescription drugs

School of pharmacy staff have been successful in securing $150,000 from the Heal...

01 Oct 2016

Pharmacist sheds reservations to return to the classroom as PhD student - and loving it

I had doubts as to whether I was able to do this level of study, but everyone ha...

12 Oct 2018

A future of better healthcare

Otago students are finishing the first year of the modernised bachelor of pharma...

01 Dec 2016

Double celebrations as twins graduate

Madhuriksha and Muniksha Reddy have been on a journey together ever since they w...

04 Jul 2011

2nd International Symposium on Health Research and Development.

The National Institute of Health Research and Development (NIHRD) of the Ministr...

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18 May 2016

Otago School of Pharmacy Graduate of 2014, Yasmin Abdul Aziz, Wins Award.

Yasmin Abdul Aziz was awarded best oral presentation for her current project \u2...

03 Jul 2017

Evidence plan gathers momentum to drive pharmacy forward

Work is continuing behind the scenes to develop an evidence plan resulting from...

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04 Aug 2017

Years of postgrad study culminates in Master's degree for specialist pharmacist

Paediatric pharmacist Rajeshni Naidu has always wanted to be a specialist pharma...

10 Oct 2016

Collaborations lead to new cultural competency requirements

The Otago School of Pharmacy supports the Pharmacy Council's new recertification...

01 Mar 2017

Hands On Otago experience hooks students on pharmacy

After one week at Otago University’s Hands-On programme, Tauranga student Kimber...

16 May 2016

May graduation - three PhD successes

The School celebrated graduation for several PhD graduates on Saturday 14 May....

20 Sep 2017

Interprofessional education project positive for both pharmacy and physio

Two pharmacy students who participated in a pilot interprofessional learning pro...

02 Mar 2016

pharmacy students learn health literacy skills in free medicine clinics

The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s three-step model for better health lite...

17 Oct 2017

PHCY 470 Elective Study Research Symposium

Around 130 fourth year Pharmacy students gathered at the Hutton Theatre, Otago M...

04 Feb 2016

NZ's National School of Pharmacy Encourages young potential Pharmacists.

New Zealand\u2019s National School of Pharmacy encourages young potential pharma...

04 Feb 2016

White Coat Ceremony speaker Angela Harwood.

Each year NZ\u2019s National School of Pharmacy inducts new students with the Wh...

03 Aug 2018

Celebrating a heritage of heart and stone

School of Pharmacy alumni are being invited to Dunedin for a reunion which will...

29 Jul 2015

Stellar staff poised to become 'research leaders of tomorrow'

Lecturers Shyamal Das and Shakila Rizwan have been identified as 'research leade...

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