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.
The new £600 000 AFGrica Unit in Medical Mycology will be launched on 11 August at the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM), where it will be based.
Dr Mohlopheni Marakalala will use his huge research grant to explore aspects of the pandemic tuberculosis disease.
Critical-care specialist and transplant surgeon Dr David Thomson has produced a massive open online course (MOOC) on organ donation. Thomson believes that public education of this sort is essential training for medical professionals.
A/Prof. Ian Ross was awarded a top up grant to the value of £5000 by the Addison's disease self-help group.
The current Mr South Africa, Habib Noorbhai, is among the PhD graduates at the mid-year graduation at UCT on 14 July. His research into the backlift technique in cricket – an essential component of a sound batting technique – has underpinned the design of a revolutionary training bat.
Four UCT researchers were honoured in the annual NSTF-South32 Awards which took place in Johannesburg in June. Among them the Faculty of Health Sciences’ Professor John Ele-Oo Ataguba from the Health Economics Unit of the School of Public Health and Family Medicine.