Medical doctoral candidates honoured

12 December 2007 | Story by Newsroom

Honoured: (From left) Dr Merle Futter (doctoral graduate), Dr Tamara Hew-Butler (doctoral graduate), Dr Mark Hatherill (doctoral graduate), Dr Jacqui Friedling (doctoral graduate), Dr Amaal Abrahams (doctoral graduate), Prof Solomon Benatar (DSc Med in Health, Ethics & Society), Prof Kit Vaughan (Deputy Dean, Postgraduate Affairs), Dr Susan Cleary (doctoral graduate).

The Faculty of Health Sciences honoured their senior doctoral and doctoral graduates at a function at the MAC Club last night, hosted by the deputy dean (postgraduate affairs), Prof Kit Vaughan.

The faculty hosts two such events annually, the first after the June graduation.

The candidates who attended were: Prof Solly Benatar, who was awarded a DSc (Med) in Health Ethics and Society; Dr Mark Hatherill, Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Paediatrics; and PhD graduates Dr Susan Cleary (public health); Dr Jacqui Friedling (anatomy and cell biology); Dr Amaal Abrahams (physiology); Dr Merle Futter (human genetics), her second doctorate in four years; and Dr Tamara Hew-Butler (exercise science).

Absent were Prof Wulf Utian, DSc (Med) in Menopause and its Management as well as PhD graduates Dr Christian Schmidt (cardiothoracic surgery), Dr Louise Bezuidenhout (cardiothoracic surgery), Dr Nai-Jen Hsu (anatomy and cell biology), Dr Monique Williams (medical microbiology), Dr Dirk Blom (medicine), Dr Makhosazane Zungu (medicine), the daughter of former Vice-Chancellor Dr Stuart Saunders, Dr Jane Saunders (psychiatry), Dr Malefa Tselanyane (pharmacology), and Dr Nonhlanhla Khumalo (public health), wife of the head of medicine, Prof Bongani Mayosi.

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