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Otago's leaders of tomorrow receive awards

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Wednesday 21 December 2022

Forty-one students graduated with their University of Otago Student Leadership Award (UOSLA) certificate this year making this the largest group to complete this course.

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Diabetes disparity

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Monday 19 December 2022

Dr Isaiah Immanuel is conducting a one-year study, funded by Research for Children Aotearoa, to discover why Pasifika youth with type 1 diabetes are experiencing problems maintaining good control of their disease.

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Bringing the heart online

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Monday 19 December 2022

Dr Susan Wardell (Social Anthropology) has been researching moral and social aspects of the digital world and suggests that the internet is a far more human space than we might realise.

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Sovereign rights to health and wellbeing

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Monday 19 December 2022

A passion for upholding sovereign rights to health and wellbeing for tangata whenua has led Dr Paula Toko King to a career in Kaupapa Māori research that encompasses areas of racism, disability, care and protection, youth justice and prison.

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Kidney function trajectory starts in childhood – Otago study

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Tuesday 22 November 2022

People who grew up in deprived socioeconomic conditions, or who were overweight in childhood, are more likely to have poorer kidney function in their 30s and 40s and are more at risk of developing chronic kidney disease as they get older, a University of Otago study has shown.

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Renowned Dunedin Study wins Rutherford Medal

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Thursday 17 November 2022

The University of Otago’s Dunedin Study – touted as the world’s most successful longitudinal study of a general community – has been awarded this year’s prestigious Royal Society of New Zealand Rutherford Medal.

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Community welcome at cemetery project conclusion

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Monday 14 November 2022

Six years after they were excavated from an Otago cemetery, the remains of 27 people who have helped shed light on the lives of early European settlers will again be laid to rest.

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