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Positive results from investment in health of young Māori

Friday, 29 April 2016, 12:27 pm | University of Otago

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. More >>

University of Otago appoints next Dean of Pharmacy

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 2:02 pm | University of Otago

University of Otago appoints next Dean of Pharmacy A leading researcher from Canada has been appointed as the next Dean of the University of Otago’s School of Pharmacy. Dr Carlo Marra is currently Dean and Professor at the School of Pharmacy at Memorial ... More >>

NZ and Aus e-government responsiveness scores poorly

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 10:04 am | University of Otago

Central government agencies on both sides of the Tasman have scored poorly in a University of Otago study of e-government responsiveness published online by Government Information Quarterly, the top ranked journal in the field. More >>

Insulating houses keeps children out of hospital

Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 12:19 pm | University of Otago

A new study from the University of Otago, Wellington has found that retrofitting insulation to current 2008 standards in existing houses reduces hospitalisation rates for all children by six percent. Department of Public Health researchers analysed ... More >>

Much healthier low-cost bread possible

Tuesday, 26 April 2016, 10:23 am | University of Otago

Bread design could be substantially improved to better protect heart health according to new research. A team at the University of Otago, Wellington studied bread design from the perspective of reducing risk of heart disease, while keeping ingredient ... More >>

Dunedin Study TV documentary wins prestigious award

Friday, 22 April 2016, 11:09 am | University of Otago

A television documentary on the University of Otago’s internationally lauded Dunedin Study has won a silver world medal in a prestigious international competition. More >>

NZ contributes to global report

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 4:57 pm | University of Otago

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. More >>

Otago ranked as NZ’s top high-quality research contributor

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 11:59 am | University of Otago

The University of Otago leads all research institutions in New Zealand in the publication of high-quality scientific research papers, according to newly published rankings by the Nature Publishing Group. More >>

Impact of news and social media on global politics

Wednesday, 20 April 2016, 10:27 am | University of Otago

This year’s University of Otago Foreign Policy School will bring together an impressive line-up of national and overseas speakers to explore the complex and evolving interaction between states and “old” and “new” forms of media. More >>

Making something from (almost) nothing in the ICU

Monday, 18 April 2016, 10:19 am | University of Otago

The University of Otago, Christchurch’s final public health lecture for 2016. More >>

Latest Lottery grants fund wide range of health research

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 12:29 pm | University of Otago

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. More >>

Smokefree outdoor areas: A chance for Wellington to lead

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 12:10 pm | University of Otago

This seminar will present evidence from the Smokefree Wellington project, a case study on ways to advance outdoor Smokefree policies in urban areas. New smokefree outdoor area policies provide an opportunity for Wellington City to lead New Zealand, ... More >>

Breast cancer and mental illness

Monday, 11 April 2016, 3:39 pm | University of Otago

Researchers at the University of Otago, Wellington are seeking participants for a study to investigate the breast cancer care journey for women with mental illness in order to improve their care. More >>

Will eating cake give me cancer?

Monday, 11 April 2016, 11:26 am | University of Otago

University of Otago, Christchurch, Public Health Lecture More >>

Ageing Well Challenge contestable funding round opens

Thursday, 7 April 2016, 11:31 am | University of Otago

In keeping with the collaborative spirit of the National Science Challenges (NSCs), the University of Otago-led Ageing Well challenge has announced around $3.25 million in contestable funding to researchers throughout New Zealand. More >>

Doctors and vets work together to fight disease outbreaks

Monday, 4 April 2016, 5:25 pm | University of Otago

A novel approach to fighting infectious disease outbreaks that has doctors and vets working together: More >>

University and Kura experiment with science in te reo Māori

Monday, 4 April 2016, 2:39 pm | University of Otago

Experiments that extract DNA from saliva and use disclosing tablets to look at plaque on teeth may not be new, but the University of Otago, Wellington, (UOW) and Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Mokopuna are doing these experiments in te reo Māori. More >>

Barriers to contraception for Māori teenage mothers

Thursday, 31 March 2016, 5:12 pm | University of Otago

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. More >>

Sun protection poor for NZ secondary school students

Thursday, 31 March 2016, 12:20 pm | University of Otago

A University of Otago study that involved unobtrusively observing the sun-protective practices of students and staff at the sports days of 10 Dunedin secondary schools last summer has found them sorely lacking. More >>

Stadium-based research helps us understand group dynamics

Thursday, 24 March 2016, 9:42 am | University of Otago

Thursday 24 March 2016 Novel stadium-based research helps us understand group dynamics New Psychology research led out of New Zealand’s University of Otago is backing up the old saying that “birds of a feather flock together”. The findings emerged ... More >>



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