Last week, the Regional International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) was held in Stellenbosch, South Africa, in conjunction with the 19th Congress of the South African Association of Child & Adolescent Psychiatrists and Allied Professions. Several faculty members from the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) and the Duke University departments of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and psychology and neuroscience, played significant roles in the conference.
The majestic peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, which members of UCT’s Surgical Society will attempt to summit in December this year to fund a haemodialysis machine for Groote Schuur Hospital.
A new study shows that rheumatic heart disease has decreased over the past 25 years but is still a challenge in poor countries.
Only about 0.1 percent of children in the Western Cape province of South Africa have autism, according to a review of school records. The unpublished results were presented in September at the 2017 Regional International Meeting for Autism Research in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
For the past 10 years‚ the University of Cape Town human genetics honours class has had a 100% pass rate‚ but academics say this year’s class is struggling.
Thanks to Professor Alison Lewis, Crystallisation and Precipitation Research Unit (CPU) Team and Industrial Partners who have contributed in moving eutectic freeze crystallisation (EFC) from theory to reality. The first full-scale working unit for EFC, which was purchased by Glencore, built and designed by Prentec, is based on research done by CPU staff and students at UCT’s Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment.
New Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Cape Town brings hope for autism interventions in Africa. We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Lauren Franz, from Duke University in the USA, as Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.
The International AIDS Symposium (IAS) Conference 2017 was a wealth of cutting edge research and discussion on HIV and AIDS, and the representatives from the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (DTHF) were no exception.
Faculty of Health Sciences alumnus Professor David Rubinsztein of the University of Cambridge was recently elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of London.
Communities in South Africa are beset by multiple social problems that affect health. People struggle to find employment, children grow up in unsafe environments, food insecurity is rife, violence is pervasive and impacts on health and well-being, yet the service delivery needs at local government level are tremendous.
The University of Cape Town (UCT) recently hosted, for the first time, the annual seminar of the World Heart Federation Emerging Leaders programme. Created in 2014, Emerging Leaders (ELs) is among the first international training programmes on cardiovascular implementation research.
UCT’s Professor Johannes Fagan was one of six ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgeons recently awarded a gold medal by the International Federation of Otolaryngology Societies (IFOS) at its four-yearly IFOS World Congress, which was held in Paris in June 2017.