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Otago retains maximum 5-star plus QS rating for 2018

By   /  December 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago retains maximum 5-star plus QS rating for 2018

Source: University of Otago Friday 14 December 2018 4:00pm The University of Otago is proud to announce it has retained its 5-star rating in the latest release of QS Intelligence Unit’s world university performance statistics. Otago gained the maximum 5-star rating in all of the eight categories; teaching, employability, research, internationalisation, facilities, innovation, inclusiveness, and […]

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Call for pandemic research fund as “living memorial” to 1918 flu victims

By   /  December 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Call for pandemic research fund as “living memorial” to 1918 flu victims

Source: University of Otago Friday 14 December 2018 9:11am The large death toll of the 1918 pandemic is graphically illustrated by a photo taken at Wellington College of 440 Year 9 and 10 students lying down on a school sports field. Professors from the Department of Public Health at the University of Otago, Wellington are […]

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Otago graduate influential in Africa

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago graduate influential in Africa

Source: University of Otago Thursday 13 December 2018 9:28am Dr Onalenna Seitio-Kgokgwe The first PhD student to graduate from the University of Otago’s Centre for International Health (CIH) has been named the most influential woman in the education and training sector of business and government in part of Africa. Dr Onalenna Seitio-Kgokgwe, who is now […]

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Student Health Services encourages immunisation against meningococcal disease

By   /  December 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Student Health Services encourages immunisation against meningococcal disease

Source: University of Otago Wednesday 12 December 2018 1:32pm Margaret Perley The University of Otago’s Student Health Services is encouraging students to be immunised against meningococcal disease over the summer break. There has been an increase in meningococcal disease in New Zealand over the past few years and an increase in cases at the University […]

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First nationwide study of listeria in mothers and babies

By   /  December 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on First nationwide study of listeria in mothers and babies

Source: University of Otago Wednesday 12 December 2018 11:56am University of Otago, Christchurch medical student Emma Jeffs The first study of the burden of listeria in pregnant New Zealanders and their babies has found reassuringly low rates of the infection – indicating food safety warnings are working to prevent unnecessary cases of miscarriage, still birth, […]

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First sales confirmed for Otago tissue architects’ new 3D bio-printing technology

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on First sales confirmed for Otago tissue architects’ new 3D bio-printing technology

Source: University of Otago Tuesday 11 December 2018 4:21pm Bio-inks are gel-like substances that carry living human or stem cells and degrade over time in the body to help regenerate damaged or diseased tissues. Researchers have begun accessing the University of Otago invention of a new type of bio-ink for 3D-printing via American company Advanced […]

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Caution for NZ shareholders as study highlights reporting practices and CEO pay

By   /  December 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Caution for NZ shareholders as study highlights reporting practices and CEO pay

Source: University of Otago Monday 10 December 2018 11:33am Dr Helen Roberts, Dr Dinithi Ranasinghe, and Professor David Lont of Otago’s Department of Accountancy and Finance. University of Otago researchers behind a study investigating corporate financial reporting techniques say shareholders need to be wary of the methods companies are increasingly using to report their results. […]

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University of Otago receives largest donation ever of $10 million from alumnus

By   /  December 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on University of Otago receives largest donation ever of $10 million from alumnus

Source: University of Otago Friday 7 December 2018 11:55am Businessman and philanthropist Graeme Hart receiving his Honorary Doctor of Commerce degree in December last year by John Ward, then University of Otago Chancellor The University of Otago is delighted to announce that internationally renowned businessman and philanthropist Graeme Hart and his wife Robyn are donating […]

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Study examines impact of alcohol policy change on hazardous drinking habits at Otago

By   /  December 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Study examines impact of alcohol policy change on hazardous drinking habits at Otago

Source: University of Otago Friday 7 December 2018 11:41am Professor Kypros Kypri A study spanning 10 years has found alcohol policy reform implemented by the University of Otago probably contributed to a change in the drinking culture of the student population. The study, titled Hazardous Drinking among Students over a Decade of University Policy Change: […]

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Otago study forces a rethink on population history of Ibiza

By   /  December 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago study forces a rethink on population history of Ibiza

Source: University of Otago Thursday 6 December 2018 11:17am Professor Lisa Matisoo-Smith Otago researchers have discovered a rare case of genetic population discontinuity on the Mediterranean Island of Ibiza. Essentially, the original genetic signature of the founding female population, handed down through centuries on Ibiza has been replaced, prompting a change in understanding of the […]

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Otago researchers discover information about a gene that helps define us as humans

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago researchers discover information about a gene that helps define us as humans

Source: University of Otago Thursday 6 December 2018 11:55am Professor Stephen Robertson, Cure Kids Professor Paediatric Genetics University of Otago researchers have discovered information about a gene that sets primates – great apes and humans – apart from other mammals, through the study of a rare developmental brain disorder. Dr Adam O’Neill carried out the […]

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Māori health professional graduand numbers soar to new heights

By   /  December 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Māori health professional graduand numbers soar to new heights

Source: University of Otago Wednesday 5 December 2018 4:11pm The largest cohort of Māori health professionals will graduate from the University of Otago on Saturday The number of University of Otago Māori health professional graduands has climbed to an historic high. On Saturday, 76 Māori graduands from Otago’s health professional degrees will cross the Dunedin […]

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Patients prescribed medications for longer than recommended – at a cost

By   /  December 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Patients prescribed medications for longer than recommended – at a cost

Source: University of Otago Wednesday 5 December 2018 10:41am Professor Dee Mangin Almost half of patients are being prescribed common medications for longer than recommended, putting them at unnecessary risk of harmful side effects, new research shows. The findings come from a study of 50,000 patients, led by University of Otago, Christchurch, Professor Dee Mangin, […]

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Otago researchers discover a promising therapy for improving heart attack survivorship

By   /  December 4, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago researchers discover a promising therapy for improving heart attack survivorship

Source: University of Otago Tuesday 4 December 2018 10:47am Associate Professor Daryl Schwenke In pre-clinical trials, University of Otago researchers have discovered a promising new therapy that has the potential to be used clinically for improving survival rates for people who suffer a heart attack. The researchers from HeartOtago – a group of cardiovascular researchers […]

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Cycle lanes and walkways cut car use, reduce emissions, study finds

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Cycle lanes and walkways cut car use, reduce emissions, study finds

Source: University of Otago Monday 3 December 2018 2:25pm Dr Caroline Shaw Researchers have shown for the first time that investing in cycle lanes and walkways encourages people to drive less and cuts carbon emissions. The researchers, from the University of Otago, Wellington and Victoria University, studied the impact of new cycling and walking paths […]

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Otago report highlights need for Te Papa apology

By   /  November 30, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago report highlights need for Te Papa apology

Source: University of Otago Friday 30 November 2018 10:50am Dr Alistair Reese A University of Otago report is calling for an apology and reparation to iwi in the wider Tauranga area affected by the takeover of Te Papa land in the 19th century. The 1333-acre peninsula known as Te Papa – part of which is […]

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Pain common and increasing in prevalence in New Zealand

By   /  November 30, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Pain common and increasing in prevalence in New Zealand

Source: University of Otago Friday 30 November 2018 8:59am Dr Nicola Swain says pain is the number one reason why people visit their GP Pain is an extremely common condition and increasing in prevalence in New Zealand, University of Otago researchers say. In the latest issue of the New Zealand Medical Journal out today, a […]

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Too many dementia patients prescribed potentially inappropriate drugs – Otago finds

By   /  November 29, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Too many dementia patients prescribed potentially inappropriate drugs – Otago finds

Source: University of Otago Thursday 29 November 2018 9:45am Dr Sharmin Bala Older adults diagnosed with dementia are frequently being prescribed potentially inappropriate medications, which leaves them at risk of delirium, worsening cognitive impairment, and increased mortality, a University of Otago study has found. Lead author Dr Sharmin Bala, of the Department of Preventive and […]

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   Research by Otago graduate highlights magnitude of gender disparity in cardiology

By   /  November 28, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on    Research by Otago graduate highlights magnitude of gender disparity in cardiology

Source: University of Otago Wednesday 28 November 2018 9:25am Dr Sonya Burgess is the first female graduate from a New Zealand medical school to become an interventional cardiologist While increasing numbers of medical graduates are female, new research led by an Otago Medical School graduate highlights the magnitude of gender disparity in cardiology. Dr Sonya […]

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Otago invention helps patients manage Inflammatory Bowel Disease

By   /  November 23, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago invention helps patients manage Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Source: University of Otago Friday 23 November 2018 12:40pm Associate Professor Michael Schultz As increasing numbers of New Zealanders are being diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), University of Otago researchers have developed a smartphone application (app) proven to be as effective as clinical care in helping patients manage their disease. IBDsmart, an app for […]

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