In response to the rising threat of gender-based violence, and in acknowledgement of its 80-year anniversary, UCT's Division of Nursing and Midwifery hosted a symposium entitled Gender-Based Violence in Context.
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.
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.
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.
UCT students, alumni and staff have put in a strong showing on the 2017 Mail & Guardian 200.
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.
Professor Keertan Dheda, head of the Division of Pulmonology in UCT’s Department of Medicine, recently delivered a keynote address at the 2017 American Thoracic Society Conference in Washington DC.
Associate Professor Tolullah Oni, in UCT’s School of Public Health and Family Medicine, has been elected to jointly lead the Global Young Academy (GYA) as co-chair for 2017/18. She was elected alongside Dr Moritz Riede of Oxford University.