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Investiture of Professor Jacinta Ruru, MNZM

Wednesday, 21 September 2022 2:09pm

The investiture of Professor Jacinta Ruru, MNZM, of Port Chalmers, for services to Māori and the law, took place on 21 September 2022 at Government House in Wellington.

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Raising awareness of stomach cancer a personal journey

Thursday, 25 August 2022 10:23am

It is quite possible that if Karyn Paringatai had not started delving into her whakapapa, she would not be around to advocate for greater awareness of stomach cancer.

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Professor Sue Crengle receives Maarire Goodall Suprime Award

Monday, 22 August 2022 10:53am

On Saturday 30 July 2022 Te ORA’s membership gathered online to celebrate the significant achievements of Tākuta Māori (Māori doctors) and, in a smaller fashion, Māori medical students.

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Wāhine Māori Deans featured in The Spinoff

Monday, 30 May 2022 2:58pm

Professors Suzanne Pitama and Joanne Baxter spoke to The Spinoff about their pioneering roles as wāhine Māori Deans of the Dunedin School of Medicine and University of Otago, Christchurch.

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New Dunedin School of Medicine Dean appointed

Friday, 11 February 2022 1:42pm

Professor Joanne Baxter (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Mamoe, Waitaha, Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō) is the new Dean of the Dunedin School of Medicine, at the University of Otago.

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Professor Sue Crengle appointed to new Māori Health Authority

Wednesday, 6 October 2021 11:11am

Otago Medical School Professor Sue Crengle will play a central role in what she describes as “the biggest opportunity for Māori health in my career”.

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Otago genetic pest control projects secure funding

Thursday, 23 September 2021 12:37pm

Two University of Otago emerging researchers have secured more than $800,000 to boost New Zealand’s pest management efforts.

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Otago Biochemistry welcomes Dr Nathan Kenny

Friday, 17 September 2021 12:39pm

Haere mai Dr Nathan Kenny! Nathan joined Otago Biochemistry last week as a brand new lecturer and research group leader. His plans include researching resilience in kuku, green-lipped mussels, in a project supported by a Rutherford Discovery Fellowship.

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University of Otago teacher wins the 2018 Kaupapa Māori Category award

Friday, 14 September 2018 11:39am

The 2018 award for Sustained Excellence in Tertiary Teaching – Kaupapa Māori category went to a University of Otago teacher.

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University of Otago teacher wins 2018 Prime Minister’s prize

Friday, 14 September 2018 10:12am

For the sixth year running, the Prime Minister’s Supreme Award for tertiary teaching excellence has gone to a University of Otago academic.

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Otago Health Researchers honoured in 2018 HRC funding

Monday, 18 June 2018 11:44am

Almost $19 million awarded to Otago researchers in Health Research Council funding

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

Friday, 8 June 2018 12:03pm

Numbers of Māori and Pacific students training to be doctors and dentists skyrocket.

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Otago academics defend Māori consultation processes

Thursday, 10 May 2018 12:07pm

Otago academics defend Māori consultation processes

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New App helps health professionals learn medical terms in Te Reo

Friday, 10 February 2017 11:52am

Learning Te Reo relevant to a health environment is now easy thanks to an innovative App and interactive game developed at the University of Otago, Christchurch.

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

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 3:36pm

Four leading University of Otago academics are among 19 top researchers and scholars to be newly elected as Fellows of the Royal Society of New Zealand.

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University of Otago and Ngāti Toa Rangatira renew partnership

Monday, 17 October 2016 12:22pm

The University of Otago this week renewed an important Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira. The MoU was signed at a ceremony at the University of Otago Wellington by Te Taku Parai, chair of Te Rūnanga, Sir Matiu Rei, Te Rūnanga Executive Director, and John Ward, Chancellor of the University.

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New Otago genetics course launches 2017

Monday, 3 October 2016 2:41pm

The University of Otago’s new postgraduate programme, the Master of Applied Science in Quantitative Genetics, is set to directly benefit New Zealand’s primary industries, biomedical research, conservation and biosecurity interests.

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Otago scientists win national medals

Friday, 9 September 2016 9:37am

Two current and one former University of Otago staff members received medals at the New Zealand Association of Scientists Awards Night, which recognises outstanding contributions by members of the country’s science community.

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University of Otago teacher wins Prime Minister’s prize

Thursday, 18 August 2016 9:04am

For the fifth year running, the Prime Minister’s Supreme Award for tertiary teaching excellence has gone to a University of Otago academic.

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

Friday, 8 July 2016 3:02pm

I whakaputaina e Te Rōpū Rangahau Hauora a Eru Pōmare, he rīpoata whakarāpopoto i ngā tatauranga hauora Māori mō ngā Poari Hauora a-Rohe o te motu nei. Koinei te wā tuatahi kua puta ēnei momo tatauranga i roto i te reo Māori.

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Otago health researchers honoured by HRC

Thursday, 9 June 2016 9:12am

A world-renowned New Zealand longitudinal study researcher; a molecular biology pioneer and mentor; and two talented up-and-coming researchers from the University of Otago have received Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) awards for an outstanding contribution to health research excellence, leadership, and impact last evening.

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EDOR researchers gain HRC Feasibility Study funding

Thursday, 12 May 2016 10:00am

Two EDOR researchers have been awarded HRC feasibility study funding for projects to develop measures of factors that may impact on our health.

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Report highlights positive results from investment in health of young Māori

Friday, 29 April 2016 11:10am

New Zealand is making gains at improving underlying factors affecting the health of Māori children and young people, a new report by the University of Otago-based NZ Child and Youth Epidemiology Service shows.

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NZ contributes to global report on Indigenous and tribal peoples

Thursday, 21 April 2016 3:05pm

A world-first study into the health and wellbeing of more than 154 million Indigenous and tribal peoples globally was launched today simultaneously in Melbourne and London, by Australia’s Lowitja Institute and the Lancet journal.

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Latest Lottery grants fund wide range of Otago health research

Thursday, 14 April 2016 10:28am

University of Otago researchers have been awarded around $1.7M in funding from the Lottery Grants Board to support studies focusing on improving New Zealanders’ health.

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Barriers to contraception for indigenous Māori teenage mothers

Thursday, 31 March 2016 3:20pm

A new study from the University of Otago, Wellington, has found that there are health system barriers for young Māori mothers when trying to access timely contraception.

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Response to global crisis in indigenous mental health

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 3:23pm

Innovative approaches to address traumatised indigenous communities will be described by Australian educators Barbara Wingard and Dr David Denborough from the Dulwich Centre for Narrative Therapy in Wellington tomorrow.

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Study reveals profile of Māori university graduates

Monday, 23 November 2015 9:46am

Nearly half of recent Māori university graduates are the first in their immediate family to attend university, one third are parents and the majority (70%) are female, new research from the National Centre for Lifecourse Research shows.

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Outstanding Otago academics made full professors

Friday, 6 November 2015 3:30pm

Seventeen University of Otago academics—across a spectrum of research fields—have been promoted to full professor.

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Symposium to showcase Māori research from Otago

Wednesday, 13 May 2015 2:47pm

A biennial Māori Research Symposium that showcases Māori academic research excellence at the University of Otago starts tomorrow at the Hutton Theatre, Otago Museum.