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A-rated scientists
The Faculty of Health Sciences hosts 13 of the 33 A-rated scientists at UCT.
Name Department
Professor Bongani Mayosi Medicine
Professor Robin Wood Desmond Tutu HIV Centre
Professor Robert Wilkinson (A1) Institute of Infectious Disease & Molecular Medicine
Professor Eric Bateman UCT Lung Institute
Professor Frank Brombacher (A1) Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Professor Michael Kew Medicine
Professor Valerie Mizrahi Institute of Infectious Disease & Molecular Medicine
Professor Timothy Noakes (A1) Human Biology
Professor Lionel Opie (A1) Heart Research Unit
Professor Dan Stein Psychiatry and Mental Health
Professor Kit Vaughan Human Biology
Professor Heather Zar Paediatric Pulmonology
Professor Jack van Honk Psychiatry

 

SARChI Research Chairs
The Faculty of Health Sciences is home to 9 of the 33 SARChI Research Chairs at UCT
Name Department
Prof Tania Douglas Biomedical Engineering & Innovation in Human Biology
Prof Jonathan Blackburn Applied Proteomics and Chemical Biology
Prof Frank Brombacher Immunology of Infectious Diseases in Africa
A/Prof Marc Combrink Clinical Neurosciences Research
Prof Keertan Dheda Lung Infection and Immunity in Poverty Related Diseases
Prof Stefan Barth Cancer Biotechnology
Prof Di McIntyre Health and Wealth in South Africa
A/Prof Ernesta Meintjes Brain Imaging
Prof Anna-Lise Williamson Vaccinology

 

National Orders
  • Professor Wieland Gevers (retired) - Order of Mapangubwe (Silver Category)
  • Professor Raymond "Bill" Hoffenberg (Posthumous) - Order of Mapangubwe (Silver Category)
  • Professor Valerie Mizrahi - Order of Mapangubwe (Silver Category)
  • Professor Tim Noakes - Order of Mapangubwe (Silver Category)
  • Professor Lionel Opie - Order of Mapangubwe (Silver Category)
  • Professor Claire Penn (alumna) - Order of Mapangubwe (Silver Category)
  • Dr Stuart Saunders - Order of Mapangubwe (Silver Category)
  • Professor Allan Cormack - Order of Mapangubwe (Gold Category)
  • Dr Ivan Toms - Order of the Baobab
  • Professor Francis Ames (alumnus) - The Order of the Star of South Africa (Category III Member)

 

Other awards to members of the Faculty
  • Prof Valerie Mizrahi received the Helmholtz International Fellow Award in Germany - October 2013​
  • Prof Robin Wood received the prestigious Weber-Parkes Medal from the Royal College of Physicians, UK
  • A/prof Landon Myer and Prof Dan Stein - Southern African Association for the Advancement of Science Dan Stein (South Africa Medal - gold) and Landon Myer (British medal - silver). News archive, 26 Nov 2012
  • Prof Di McIntyre was named a foreign associate to the Institute of Medicine, the health arm of the US's National Academy of Sciences Monday paper, 12 Nov 2012
  • Prof Eric Bateman, won the 2012 European Respiratory Society's President's Award - News archive 1 October 2012
  • Prof Mohamed Jeebhay - named a fellow of the international Collegium Ramazzini - News archive 20 January 2012
  • Prof Bongani Mayosi - NRF Transformation of the Science Cohort award - News archive 15 Sept 2011
  • A/Prof Keertan Dheda received a Union Scientific award at the 2010 IUATLD meeting - News archive - 30 Nov 2010
  • The world's largest global psychopharmacology organisation, the Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psychopharmacologicum awarded its Ethics in Psychopharmacology prize to Prof Dan Stein - News archive 14 June 2010