UCT Alumnus, Coceka Mfundisi now based in Gauteng was the fifth black woman in South Africa to qualify as a neurosurgeon.
James van Duuren’s involvement with the Students’ Health and Welfare Centres Organisation (SHAWCO) dates back to his first week at medical school when he enrolled as a volunteer. Now in his fifth year, he has recently been appointed as president of SHAWCO Health for 2018.
The Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM), Faculty of Health Sciences, UCT, recently announced 5 Early-Career and 6 Postdoctoral fellowships have been awarded, for three years each, under the new Carnegie Corporation Developing Emerging Academic Leaders (DEAL) in Africa programme.
The Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town, Professor Bongani Mayosi, has been elected to the US National Academy of Medicine (NAM). The NAM, formerly the Institute of Medicine, was established in 1970 under the charter of the National Academy of Sciences to advise on medical and health issues.
The University of Cape Town’s Faculty of Health Sciences will host a valedictory lecture focusing on the National Health Insurance (NHI) in South Africa next month.
The Faculty of Humanities Education Development Unit (Humanities EDU) has been awarded a UCT Collaborative Educational Practice Award (CEP), for the work undertaken on the Humanities 4-Year Degree Undergraduate Curriculum.
The Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health calls for investment into mental healthcare on World Mental Health Day.
Dr Sudesh Sivarasu, senior lecturer in the Division of Biomedical Engineering, was recently awarded the 2017 Deputy Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Achievement in Innovation for his invention and innovation achievements in the field of biomedical engineering and his contributions to fostering collaborative innovation internally at UCT, as well as nationally and internationally.
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.
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.