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Recognition for rising research stars

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Monday, 15 October 2018

Six rising research stars at the University of Otago have been recognised through the University’s annual Early Career Awards for Distinction in Research announced today.

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A future of better healthcare

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Friday, 12 October 2018

Otago students are finishing the first year of the modernised bachelor of pharmacy degree that focuses on the vital role a pharmacist plays in the modern, patient-centred healthcare system.

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Otago research group joins Silent Leadership Challenge

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Monday, 24 September 2018

Getting your point across around the table can be difficult at the best of times but members of a research group in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Otago made it even harder for themselves on Friday.

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Transgender community honoured to help Otago teaching

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Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Members of Dunedin’s transgender community who have been working with Otago academics say they hope that because of their help, other transgender people will be met with a more capable and understanding healthcare system.

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Students consider future pharmacists

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Friday, 3 August 2018

'New technology changing the way pharmacists work' is the essay focus of a School of Pharmacy student who has won the Future Pharmacist of the Year Award.

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Celebrating a heritage of heart and stone

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Friday, 3 August 2018

School of Pharmacy alumni are being invited to Dunedin for a reunion which will form part of the University of Otago's 150th celebrations next year.

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More than meets the eye in pharmacy

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Monday, 28 May 2018

The School of Pharmacy's first Otago-Singapore Ambassador is an enthusiastic proponent of the concept that pharmacy is much more than preparing, packing and dispensing medication.

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Pharmacy graduate thesis, not quite the norm

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Monday, 28 May 2018

The University of Otago is renowned for its research and the School of Pharmacy is no exception. Four PhD students graduated at the mid-year graduation ceremony on Saturday 12 May in Dunedin.

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Pharmacists' role discussed at Symposium

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Friday, 25 May 2018

Pharmacists' role in mental health and addictions care was a topic of discussion at the 2018 Forward Pharmacy Symposium at the University of Otago, Wellington, in March.

Dr Andrea Murphy from the College of Pharmacy at Dalhousie University spoke about the Bloom Program, a successful mental health and addictions community pharmacy partnership in the province of Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Receptors, research and travel

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Friday, 25 May 2018

University of Otago, School of Pharmacy recent graduate, Dr Anna Cooper, talks about her thesis, receptors, research and travel.

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P2 students makes sense of pharmacy

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Friday, 25 May 2018

Debora Maea graduated with a Bachelor of Science on Saturday 12 May 2018, continuing her study of medicines as a second year student at the School of Pharmacy.

Debora’s nana first introduced her to the world of pharmacy when she contacted the local pharmacy in the Cook Islands to help find her a summer job. Debora worked with a pharmacist there, who recognised her interest in medicine.

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Dr Nagham Ailabouni Q&A

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Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Every day, older New Zealanders take piles upon piles of medicines; some of which may be causing more harm than good. Deprescribing is the process of reducing or stopping such medicines.

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Pharmacy, a meaningful career

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Thursday, 21 December 2017

On interviewing 2017 Honours graduate, Bhamini Rangnekar, it was obvious she had found her niche in pharmacy. Bhamini’s love for people drives her interest in medicines research, a field of study that has proved to be a great success for this Otago student.

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School of Pharmacy's inaugural whānau hui

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Thursday, 21 December 2017

The School of Pharmacy saw nine Māori tauira (students) graduate this year, initiating the first, whānau (family) hui (gathering), prior to the Health Science Māori Graduation Function and the School of Pharmacy Graduation Function on Friday 8th December 2017.

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Otago School of Pharmacy congratulates graduates of 2017

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Wednesday, 20 December 2017

4 PhD students, 1 Masters student, 9 BPharm Honours students and 110 undergraduate students crossed the stage at the University of Otago graduation ceremony on Saturday 9th December 2017. The School of Pharmacy celebrated these students at the annual pre-graduation function held in the Link of the Information Services Building (Dunedin) on Friday 8th December 2017.

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Focus Group Report

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Tuesday, 19 December 2017

PhD student, Yasmin Abdul Aziz has been traveling New Zealand evaluating the unpaid services pharmacies provide. Yasmin has held focus groups in Invercargill, Christchurch, Wellington and Palmerston North, speaking to 23 pharmacists as part of these focus groups with the pharmacists representing a range of pharmacy backgrounds from retail-focused to dispensary focused, independent to chain pharmacies as well as small and large pharmacies.

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