UCT in Eden initiative tackles healthcare worker shortage in Southern Cape
'UCT in Eden' initiative tackles healthcare worker shortage in Southern Cape
Health Sciences has partnered with the Western Cape Department of Health in an exciting new initiative in the Eden district, which sees final-year health sciences students working alongside health professionals in secondary and district hospitals.
New UCT lab to safeguard SA public
A unique lab focused on hair and skin was launched at Groote Schuur Hospital recently – in what is considered a first for South Africa.
PhD profiles: Raising awareness of neurogenerative diseases
In the run-up to the June 2015 graduation, UCT profiles some of the research done by PhD graduates from December 2014. Meet Danielle Smith, whose doctoral research in human genetics focused on a heritable neurodegenerative disease.


Tuesday, 30 June 2015

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.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 11:30

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).

Publication Date:
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 12:00

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.

Publication Date:
Friday, May 15, 2015 - 10:00

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.

Publication Date:
Friday, May 15, 2015 - 09:30