Professor Marc Blockman has won the South African Society for Basic and Clinical Pharmacology Educator Award for 2016, presented at the recent All Africa Congress of Pharmacology and Pharmacy gala dinner.
Blockman has been involved in undergraduate and postgraduate pharmacology education at the university for over 20 years. He also trains registrars at UCT and at the universities of Stellenbosch and the Western Cape.
He is a former winner of UCT’s prestigious Distinguished Teacher Award.
He has also played a key role in the development of the training programme for medical doctors to specialise as clinical pharmacologists. UCT was the first institution in South Africa that offered an MMed in clinical pharmacology.
He has broad experience as a clinician and policy maker, particularly as chair of the national Essential Drug List committee and UCT’s Human Research Ethics Committee.
Caption: Prof Marc Blockman, winner of the South African Society for Basic and Clinical Pharmacology Educator Award for 2016. Photo Michael Hammond.
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