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21 Sep 2022

Investiture of Professor Jacinta Ruru, MNZM

The investiture of Professor Jacinta Ruru, MNZM, of Port Chalmers, for services...


25 Aug 2022

Raising awareness of stomach cancer a personal journey

It is quite possible that if Karyn Paringatai had not started delving into her w...

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22 Aug 2022

Professor Sue Crengle receives Maarire Goodall Suprime Award

On Saturday 30 July 2022 Te ORA’s membership gathered online to celebrate the si...

30 May 2022

Wāhine Māori Deans featured in The Spinoff

Professors Suzanne Pitama and Joanne Baxter spoke to The Spinoff about their pio...

11 Feb 2022

New Dunedin School of Medicine Dean appointed

Professor Joanne Baxter (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Mamoe, Waitaha, Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō)...

06 Oct 2021

Professor Sue Crengle appointed to new Māori Health Authority

Otago Medical School Professor Sue Crengle will play a central role in what she...

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23 Sep 2021

Otago genetic pest control projects secure funding

Two University of Otago emerging researchers have secured more than $800,000 to...

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17 Sep 2021

Otago Biochemistry welcomes Dr Nathan Kenny

Haere mai Dr Nathan Kenny! Nathan joined Otago Biochemistry last week as a brand...

14 Sep 2018

University of Otago teacher wins the 2018 Kaupapa Māori Category award

University of Otago teacher wins the 2018 Kaupapa Māori Category award

14 Sep 2018

University of Otago teacher wins 2018 Prime Minister’s prize

University of Otago teacher wins 2018 Prime Minister’s prize.

18 Jun 2018

Otago Health Researchers honoured in 2018 HRC funding

Otago Health Researchers honoured in 2018 HRC funding

08 Jun 2018

Increase in diversity of students entering the University of Otago’s health professional programmes

Increase in diversity of students entering the University of Otago’s health prof...

10 May 2018

Otago academics defend Māori consultation processes

Otago academics defend Māori consultation processes

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10 Feb 2017

New App helps health professionals learn medical terms in Te Reo

Learning Te Reo relevant to a health environment is now easy thanks to an innova...

26 Oct 2016

Four Otago academics elected Fellows of the Royal Society of New Zealand

Four leading University of Otago academics are among 19 top researchers and scho...

17 Oct 2016

University of Otago and Ngāti Toa Rangatira renew partnership

The University of Otago this week renewed an important Memorandum of Understandi...

03 Oct 2016

New Otago genetics course launches 2017

The University of Otago’s new postgraduate programme, the Master of Applied Scie...


09 Sep 2016

Otago scientists win national medals

Two current and one former University of Otago staff members received medals at...

18 Aug 2016

University of Otago teacher wins Prime Minister’s prize

For the fifth year running, the Prime Minister’s Supreme Award for tertiary teac...

08 Jul 2016

I whakaputaina he Tirohanga Hauora mō ngā Poari Hauora a-Rohe i roto i te reo Māori

I whakaputaina e Te Rōpū Rangahau Hauora a Eru Pōmare, he rīpoata whakarāpopoto...

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09 Jun 2016

Otago health researchers honoured by HRC

A world-renowned New Zealand longitudinal study researcher; a molecular biology...

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12 May 2016

EDOR researchers gain HRC Feasibility Study funding

Two EDOR researchers have been awarded HRC feasibility study funding for project...

29 Apr 2016

Report highlights positive results from investment in health of young Māori

New Zealand is making gains at improving underlying factors affecting the health...

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21 Apr 2016

NZ contributes to global report on Indigenous and tribal peoples

A world-first study into the health and wellbeing of more than 154 million Indig...

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14 Apr 2016

Latest Lottery grants fund wide range of Otago health research

University of Otago researchers have been awarded around $1.7M in funding from t...

31 Mar 2016

Barriers to contraception for indigenous Māori teenage mothers

Media release study findings there are health system barriers for young Māori mo...

16 Feb 2016

Response to global crisis in indigenous mental health

Innovative approaches to address traumatised indigenous communities will be desc...

23 Nov 2015

Study reveals profile of Māori university graduates

Nearly half of recent Māori university graduates are the first in their immediat...

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06 Nov 2015

Outstanding Otago academics made full professors

Seventeen University of Otago academics—across a spectrum of research fields—hav...

13 May 2015

Symposium to showcase Māori research from Otago

A biennial Māori Research Symposium that showcases Māori academic research excel...

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