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SJWRI Awards for 2018 presented at Research Day

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Thursday, 30 August 2018

Congratulations to the recipients of Sir John Walsh Research Institute Awards for 2018, which were announced and awarded at the conclusion of SJWRI Research Day on 30 August. Our Institute Awards celebrate the research achievements of academic staff and postgraduate students, as well as commending the contribution of general staff to the research successes of the SJWRI and Faculty of Dentistry. Dr Erwin Lamping, Senior Research Fellow, was awarded our premier research honour, the Sir John Walsh Award for Research Excellence.

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SJWRI Research Day 2018 celebrates our research excellence

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Thursday, 30 August 2018

SJWRI Research Day 2018, highlighting the research achievements of the University of Otago's Sir John Walsh Research Institute and Faculty of Dentistry, was held on Thursday 30 August at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. The programme featured presentations from academic researchers, invited keynote speakers and postgraduate students, a research poster competition, and the presentation of the SJWRI Awards for 2018.

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Otago to build new dental facility in Manukau

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Monday, 27 August 2018

A new Otago dental teaching facility to be built in South Auckland will help to meet high health needs while providing students with wide-ranging learning opportunities.

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SJWRI research supported by 2018 NZ Dental Research Foundation and Ministry of Health oral health funding

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Friday, 24 August 2018

The New Zealand Dental Association and Ministry of Health are key supporters of our cutting-edge dental and oral health research, through the NZ Dental Research Foundation and MoH Oral Health Research Fund grant rounds. Funding from these grants supports the research of our academic and research staff as well as training of our postgraduate students. In the 2018 funding round, a total of $133,432 in funding has been awarded from the NZDRF for projects led by our staff, PhD and DClinDent students. SJWRI researchers were also principal or key named investigators on projects awarded $95,742 in targeted Ministry of Health Oral Health Research funding. We thank the NZ Dental Research Foundation and the Ministry of Health for their continued support.

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