Milestones and highlights from 2013 - April

09 December 2013
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Prof Val Mizrahi
  • Prof Eric Bateman wins the 2012 Alan Pifer Award for his pioneering clinical research into lung disease.
  • Sixth-year medical student and president of SHAWCO Health Saadiq Moolla launches the Mobile Xhosa site providing medical translations for students and healthcare practitioners via cell phone.
  • President Jacob Zuma bestows National Orders on wastewater treatment expert Prof George Ekama (Order of Mapungubwe), as well as on the late Dr Neville Alexander (Order of Luthuli), and alumni Colin Eglin and Herbert de la Hunt (Order of the Baobab) and Pretty Yende (Order of Ikhamanga).
  • UCT's annual Mathematics Competition draws 7 000 participants from a record 164 Western Cape schools. The competition is the biggest of its kind in the world, with all participants writing at the same time and place, over 30 venues on campus.
  • Three of UCT's finest women scientists, Emer Prof Jennifer Thomson and Profs Jill Farrant and Valerie Mizrahi are among the 77 Laureates of the L'Oreal-UNESCO Women in Science Award, and feature in a 15th-anniversary expo that lights up the Champs-Élysées in Paris.
  • Prof Val Mizrahi wins the coveted Grand Prix Christophe Merieux Prize from the Institute de France in Paris for her TB research and mentorship of young researchers.

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