Dr Nadia Chanzu will be investigating why HIV-positive pregnant woman on antiretroviral therapy are at particular risk of pre-term births, while on a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at UCT, sponsored by the AXA Research Fund.
A workshop with staff and student leadership in the Faculty on ‘intersections for healing work’ will initiate engagement on key sub-themes identified for transforming the Faculty. So says Assoc, Prof. Elelwani Ramugondo, chair of the Dean’s Transformation Advisory Committee (DTAC).
Smoking in South Africa has decreased substantially over the past two decades, particularly among the young and the poor – and research shows that this is largely thanks to sharp hikes in excise taxes, which have pushed up the price of the average pack of cigarettes.
Doctoral candidate Lindiwe Lamola has had a grudge against cancer since it caused the death of her much-loved grandmother. She is channeling her energies into examining a rare genetic syndrome that puts people at risk of developing cancer in childhood.