In his 2007 inaugural lecture titled The Future of Medicine, UCT's Professor Bongani Mayosi threw a pebble into a pool. It's an idea Mayosi would pitch again, on behalf of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), in its 2009 Consensus Report on Revitalising Clinical Research in South Africa: A study on clinical research and related training in South Africa, chairing ASSAf's 13-member study panel.
Publishing typically comes at the end of a very long to-do list for those lecturers-cum-clinicians-cum-researchers in UCT's Department of Medicine.
This week, UCT’s Department of Medicine will graduate the most PhD students it’s capped in one go in its 91-year history. Seven new doctors of medicine will graduate on 17 December, much to the delight of the department.
Two UCT researchers will lead major new projects into rheumatic heart disease and the establishment of an Africa-wide bioinformatics network, part of the newly founded Human Heredity and Health in Africa Consortium (H3Africa).
UCT finalists in the NSTF-BHP Billiton awards. Six UCT scholars and units are finalists in the prestigious 2012/13 National Science and Technology Forum-BHP Billiton awards. This year, the NSTF celebrates its 15th awards, which recognise, acknowledge and promote excellence in the South African research and development community.
The first randomised trial to measure the impact of the rapid Xpert MTB/RIF test for tuberculosis (TB) in a real-life clinical setting finds that it can be accurately performed by a non-specialist with minimal training, improves same-day diagnosis and time to starting treatment, and increases the number of people who start treatment after testing positive on day 1 by 50%, compared with conventional TB diagnostics.
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The Faculty of Health Sciences has, thanks to some generous partners, put money where their Clinical Scholars' Programme is. At a cocktail function on 15 June, the faculty named the winners of the first scholarships - sponsored by pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim and the Medical Research Council (MRC) - to be presented as part of the programme.
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