Haptico-Visual Observation & Drawing | 2018
This is a one day workshop aimed at all medical professionals to introduce the value of observation using a novel method which includes touch (haptics) and drawing. This is known as the multi-sensory Haptico-Visual Observation and Drawing (HVO...
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Progression from infection to Pulmonary Tuberculosis follows distinct timeline
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 08:15

SATVI researchers have uncovered a sequence of biological processes that occur in humans infected with the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis as the infection progresses to pulmonary tuberculosis, according to new research published in the PLOS Pathogens Journal

Prof. Karen Sliwa receives Honorary Doctoral degree from Paris Diderot University
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 09:00

On the 18 October 2017, Prof. Karen Sliwa was awarded an Honorary Doctoral degree by Paris Diderot, Sorbonne University in recognition of the extensive work that she has done in South Africa, Africa and the world at large predominantly in the fields of Clinical and Pathophysiological research in Cardiovascular disease in pregnancy and post-partum.

Heather Zar named 2018 Woman in Science Laureate
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 11:15

Professor Heather Zar has been announced as the 2018 L’Oreal-UNESCO Women in Science Laureate for Africa and the Arab States, in recognition of her wide-ranging contributions to child health, which have improved – and saved – children’s lives across the globe, as well as helping to shape international policy.

Top accolades for UCT researchers
Friday, November 10, 2017 - 09:15

Professor Valerie Mizrahi and Professor Carolyn Williamson have been awarded platinum and gold medals respectively by the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC).

Fogarty HIV-TB Training Program awarded to UCT with partners Johns Hopkins and Vanderbilt Universities
Monday, November 6, 2017 - 12:00

The Fogarty HIV-associated Tuberculosis Training Program has been established at the University of Cape Town in partnership with Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) in the US. The Program is funded by a 5-year grant from the Fogarty International Center of the US National Institutes of Health.

CPUT Bulletin: Opticianry students get to grips with subject matter
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 14:15

In a first for both institutions, CPUT students studying towards a National Diploma in Optical Dispensing recently undertook a field trip to UCT’s Department of Human Biology.

Human cell researcher gets funding boost
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 14:00

Professor Musa Mhlanga has received a grant for funding by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to contribute to a global project to map all the cells in the human body.

UCT start-up awarded for breakthrough heart valve
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 13:45

A team of dedicated heart surgeons, clinicians and medical engineers at Strait Access Technologies (SAT) – a UCT start-up company – has perfected a heart valve that will save millions of lives.

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 07:30

The Desmond Tutu HIV Centre and the University of Cape Town are proud to present the first online postgraduate qualification from the Faculty of Health Sciences: the Postgraduate Diploma in TB-HIV Management.

What open data means for an institution
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 11:30

Amidst a growing number of mandates for data sharing and reuse, South African universities are scrambling to provide services to the research community to facilitate compliance with the complex data management requirements of numerous international funding agencies.

Congratulations to Ad Hominem Promotions of Departmental Staff
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 08:15

Congratulations to all staff members of the Department of Human Biology who were successful in their application for ad hominem promotion.

Call for Abstracts for Africa-focussed Biomechanics Session at WCB 2018 in Dublin
Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 12:15

Your biomechanics research addresses challenges in Africa - then submit an abstract to session "Integration of Global Health and Biomechanics: Addressing the Challenges in Africa" at World Congress of Biomechanics in Dublin, 8-12 July 2018. Deadline: 19 Dec 2017 | Submission | Download call