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Women’s Month: Celebrating Lynette Denny – fearless leader and champion for women’s health
On Wednesday, 10 August, UCT’s Faculty of Health Sciences hosted a thanksgiving event in honour of Professor Lynette Denny.
12 Aug 2022
Women’s Month: UCT-led clinic a ‘godsend’ in the fight against cervical cancer
On Monday, 8 August, the Khayelitsha Cervical Cancer Screening Project celebrated 27 years in service of the community.
11 Aug 2022
Four women at the IDM awarded grants geared for upskilling and capacity development
The institute’s Transformation Committee awarded four grants to PASS (two) and postdoctoral research fellows (two) to pursue developmental activities and opportunities through travel support.
04 Aug 2022
Two international awards for UCT’s Katherine Antel
UCT researcher Dr Katherine Antel has received two international awards for work in HIV-associated lymphoma
02 Aug 2022
‘You are a UCT graduate made to lead’
UCT’s first in-person graduation since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic kicked off in fine style on Friday, 22 July.
25 Jul 2022
Inspirational PhD grad: New findings on managing phantom limb pain
PHD graduand Katleho Limakatso has broken new ground on pain management for amputees experiencing phantom limb pain. His results yield some surprises too.
15 Jul 2022
Young researchers crowned in FameLab science communication competition
Emerging IDM researchers took part in a science communication and public speaking workshop, facilitated by Jive Media Africa, as part of the FameLab initiative.
24 Jun 2022
Invest early in children’s mental health – or risk a generation
The newly launched 2021/2022 “South African Child Gauge” spotlights high levels of mental illness among children and adolescents – and presents ways to mitigate this.
22 Jun 2022
School violence needs ‘whole community’ interventions
The release of an evidence review summary on preventing violence against children in schools has highlighted the urgency of developing multicomponent strategies.
06 Jun 2022
Transparency, collaboration underpin clinical and biomedical research integrity
UCT Professor Ntobeko Ntusi delivered a plenary session at the 7th World Conference on Research Integrity in the Cape Town.
01 Jun 2022
Harnessing healthcare to build the ‘Africa We Want’
Keynote speakers from UCT, the Africa CDC as well as the University of Global Health Equity shed light on the challenges and opportunities for the healthcare sector in Africa.
23 May 2022
New TB drug combination trial – hope for shorter treatment
A new trial at the UCTLI involving a novel TB drug candidate BTZ-043 spells hope for TB patients.
19 May 2022
Newly launched i2i helps young researchers negotiate IP process
Patenting and commercialisation help is at hand for UCT’s young innovators through RCandI’s new From Idea to Impact (i2i) programme.
12 May 2022
Leago Sebesho awarded Bongani Mayosi Medical Students Academic Prize
Dr Leago Sebesho was awarded UCT’s Bongani Mayosi Leadership Prize for the medical student most representative of the late dean’s academic excellence and altruistic values.
06 May 2022
UCT among the top 200 universities for impact
UCT was ranked in the top 40 in two focus areas – no poverty and gender equality – in the latest Times Higher Education Impact Rankings.
04 May 2022
UCT’s Lung Institute launches mobile TB diagnosis clinic
UCT’s Lung Institute in partnership with Novartis and the Department of Health launched a mobile TB diagnosis clinic on Monday, 19 April 2022.
29 Apr 2022
SA healthcare workers lack critical knowledge on new ARV
Briony Chisholm, a PhD student at UCT is committed to helping healthcare workers understand the antiretroviral drug, dolutegravir.
29 Apr 2022
Satellite centre to fast-track new antibiotics discovery as drug resistance rises
By joining forces, UCT’s H3D Centre and Johnson & Johnson hope to develop new drugs to counter rising antimicrobial resistance, now listed among the WHO’s top 10 priorities.
28 Apr 2022