Wednesday, 18 April 2018 1:35pm
"Now I can join others at the temple" - a mixed methods realist evaluation of a programme to increase social inclusion for young people with psycho-social disability in North India
Dr Kaaren Mathias
Friday 20th April, 12noon
Department of Preventive & Social Medicine
Room 033/036, Ground Floor, Adams Building, 18 Frederick Street
Wednesday, 18 April 2018 9:23am
University of Otago palaeontologists are rewriting the history of New Zealand’s ancient whales by describing a previously unknown genus of baleen whale, alive more than 27.5 million years ago and found in the Hakataramea Valley.
Monday, 16 April 2018 2:31pm
Seeking the feel good factor? Go natural. That is the simple message from University of Otago researchers who have discovered raw fruit and vegetables may be better for your mental health than cooked, canned and processed fruit and vegetables.
Thursday, 5 April 2018 9:55pm
In this instalment of Otago on Location (shared from Otago Connection) we visit the Glassblowing Unit – an on-campus workshop for the manufacture of scientific glassware and a retail store of standard laboratory glassware.
Wednesday, 4 April 2018 10:24am
On 1 April 2018, the United Kingdom introduced a sugary drinks tax, an important public health measure that University of Otago, Wellington, public health researchers believe should be happening in New Zealand too.
Thursday, 29 March 2018 10:37am
There needs to be more commitment by local government to help achieve central government’s Smokefree 2025 goal, new University of Otago research shows.
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 1:48pm
Takaraha, a juvenile yellow-eyed penguin that captured attention in recent weeks, has been euthanised after suffering a non-survivable injury to its left flipper, believed to be inflicted by a predator.
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 1:54pm
Yoghurt given to infants in the first year of life may protect them from developing eczema and allergy, researchers from the University of Otago, Wellington, and the University of Auckland have found.
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 12:47pm
The journey to obesity can start as young as age one so increased physical activity should be established and encouraged early, University of Otago researchers say.
Friday, 23 March 2018 1:51pm
Can your local council stop you getting heart disease or cancer? Yes, say researchers in a new study led by the University of Otago, Wellington.
Thursday, 22 March 2018 1:52pm
New Zealand children and teens growing up in smokefree homes are less likely to take up smoking, even if their parents are smokers, a University of Otago, Wellington, study has found.
Wednesday, 21 March 2018 11:01am
With the Highlanders Super Rugby side at the top end of the Super Rugby points table and currently unbeaten in 2018, it’s no surprise their coaching staff are looking for every opportunity to maintain the side’s peak performance.
Wednesday, 21 March 2018 10:58am
Members of Otago’s School of Surveying headed to the Octagon yesterday, to join celebrations of the first ever Global Surveyors’ Day.
Tuesday, 20 March 2018 10:48pm
A University of Otago PhD candidate has been recognised by the Chinese Government for her outstanding academic performance.
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 2:08pm
Dr Arun Shanbhag, Chief Innovation Officer at Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT)
Dhruv Suri, Aeronautical Engineering student, MIT
Akondi Saisri, Biomedical Engineering student, MIT
Thursday 22 March, 09.30-10.30am
Room 2.19, Level 2, Otago School of Business, 60 Clyde Street
Dr Arun Shanbhag is the Chief Innovation Officer at Manipal Institute of Technology in India. He has been an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School for 19 years before moving to Manipal Institute of Technology last year.
Against a backdrop of high poverty, unemployment and inequity in India, Dr Shanbhag is inspiring students at Manipal Institute of Technology to explore innovative projects to improve the quality of life of society around them. Using a simple, generalized design-thinking framework that students can follow, and solve local problems, he encourages students from all disciplines to form interdisciplinary teams and create innovative products.Two of his students - Dhruv Suri and Akondi Saisri - recently won the inaugural NZ-India Sustainability Challenge and will present their work on an app for infant immunisation in India.
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 11:52am
Prof Reinout van Creuvel
Tuesday 13th March, 12noon Room 033/036, Ground Floor, Adams Building, 18 Frederick Street
Monday, 12 March 2018 12:00am
Prof John Crump, McKinlay Professor of Global Health and Co-Director, Otago Global Health Institute, University of Otago
14 March 2018, 1pm
The Liggins Theatre, Level 1, Building 16, Greenlane Clinical Centre AUCKLAND
HOSTED BY AUCKLAND REGIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE
Monday, 12 March 2018 4:28pm
The Cassava Virus Project: Senior Research Fellow and Senior TED Fellow Dr. Laura Boykin
15 Mar 2018, 6:10 PM - 7:30 PM
Castle Street Lecture Theatre One
Monday, 12 March 2018 9:18am
(co-authored with Dr Peter Petchey)
Professor Hallie Buckley
Department of Anatomy, University of Otago
Wednesday 14 March 2018, 3:30pm-4:30pm
Burns 5, Burns (Arts) Building, Albany Street, Dunedin
Monday, 12 March 2018 9:29am
James C. Thomas, PhD, University of North Carolina
POSTPONED - NEW DATE/TIME TO BE ADVISED
Ethics are often about imbalances of power. In public health, the power imbalances are principally between a population and its government, rather than between a patient and a clinician. But only recently has public health ethics distinguished itself from medical ethics. The emergence of public health ethics has been driven in part by global phenomena, such as the threat of pandemics. Dr Thomas will describe this emergence and its expression in different cultures.
Jim Thomas is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Director of the MEASURE Evaluation project at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Friday, 9 March 2018 11:05am
Otago researchers are helping lead a major international project to determine what the main causes of fever in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia are and how they should be treated.
Study of smoking among doctors and nurses shows very low smoking prevalence and Smokefree 2025 goal can be achieved
Friday, 9 March 2018 10:57am
A new study on smoking trends among doctors and nurses in New Zealand finds smoking has declined steadily within these healthcare professions. Researchers say this shows that very low smoking rates can be achieved in large occupational groups, suggesting that New Zealand’s Smokefree 2025 goal is reachable.
Friday, 9 March 2018 10:47am
A University of Otago health expert is calling for an independent assessment of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact’s potential impacts on climate change and health.
Tuesday, 6 March 2018 3:46pm
A major University of Otago-led study into an ancient climate change event that impacted a significant percentage of Earth’s oceans has brought into sharp focus a lesser-known villain in global warming: oxygen depletion.
Unique chemistry - which one day might help fight serious disease - found in the New Zealand glowworm
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 3:26pm
University of Otago researchers have helped uncover how New Zealand glowworms produce their glow.
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 9:52pm
Her work may be in nano-scale, but it is certainly making a big impact for Dr Carla Meledandri. The Otago Chemistry lecturer is the 2017 Prime Minister’s MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist Prize recipient and was presented with her award today.
Monday, 12 February 2018 11:29am
A 12.5 tonne, three-storey tall steel representation of a molecular network has become the “gateway” to the University of Otago’s Division of Sciences.
Thursday, 8 February 2018 11:31am
The discovery of fossil insects, nematodes and fungi preserved in amber from sites in Otago is shedding new light on New Zealand’s geological and biological history.
Friday, 26 January 2018 12:13pm
The Centre for Sustainability was well represented at the recent 24th International Conference of Agri-food Research Network held in Bandung, Indonesia.
Thursday, 25 January 2018 11:03am
Quality sperm, good genes, and courtship knowledge are just a few reasons why females might benefit from mating with older males.
Monday, 22 January 2018 12:07pm
New Zealand women and their babies are at greater risk of vitamin D deficiency and current health guidelines fall short of curbing this detrimental trend, new University of Otago research shows.
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 9:53am
Primary care physicians can improve their communication to newly-diagnosed diabetes patients by offering more information specific to the patient’s experience, new research from Otago, Auckland and Victoria universities shows.
Monday, 15 January 2018 9:12am
The Predator Free 2050 campaign to rid New Zealand of rats and possums will have major benefits for human health as well as for native plants and animals, says University of Otago, Wellington public health researcher Dr Mary McIntyre.
Tuesday, 9 January 2018 11:19am
Two University of Otago academics have received Fulbright New Zealand Scholar Awards to undertake research in the United States.
Friday, 5 January 2018 11:26am
The molecule responsible for heart disease in diabetics has been identified by University of Otago researchers, greatly improving chances of survival.
Tuesday, 19 December 2017 10:53am
University of Otago researchers have found that the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in New Zealand frequently does not conform to international guidelines.
Saturday, 16 December 2017 11:52am
Graduating with a PhD in Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences, Matt Jenkins reflects on his time, so far, in New Zealand.
Saturday, 16 December 2017 11:26am
It should be special enough that Brian Coutts is retiring from working at the School of Surveying, after over 25 years’ service, at the end of December. But that’s not the half of it. Today he graduates with a PhD in Surveying – 48 years since starting here as a fledgling 1st year student – and as acting Senior Drum Major of the City of Dunedin, will lead the graduands parade.
Thursday, 14 December 2017 10:24pm
In a bid to curb New Zealand's horrific drowning rates, an Otago researcher is aiming to fill the gap in children's open water survival skills.
Wednesday, 29 November 2017 2:50pm
Freshwater scientist and Catchment Otago Co-director, Professor Gerry Closs is ranked in the top 50 researchers worldwide for the number of citations produced in his field. During his expansive career, he has supervised over 40 PhD candidates and close to 90 student projects. Read more about Professor Closs' IPL.