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Postgraduates Funding Opportunities in the Department of Medicine

GSH Short Courses 2011 - 2012 offered to Medical Staff.
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Journal supplementary material
*Fig.1 Pedigrees and mode of inheritance

Frequency and clinical genetics of familial dilated cardiomyopathy in Cape Town:

Division of Human Genetics
*Clinical Genetic Services in Groote Schuur Hospital

Physician Conference 2012

Refresher Course 2014

 Bring your own clippers: Health risks of the chiskop haircut

Professor Nonhlanhla KhumaloA public education programme is urgently needed to warn clients of the risks of inadequately sterilised barber equipment, particularly those who opt for the clean-shaved haircut known colloquially as the chiskop. Read more...



XDR-TB: Current Practice, Controversies, and Clinical Challenges

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This course will focus on improving the quality of patient care through the training and teaching of clinicians, healthcare workers and scientist on the diagnosis, treatment and management of drug resistant TB with the specific focus on:

  1. Clinical and molecular epidemiology of DR TB and how it influences practice and policy
  2. The clinical and laboratory diagnosis of DR-TB in the 21st century
  3. Resistance beyond XDR-TB, what, how and where to from here?
  4. Public health implications of DR-TB
  5. Preventing Transmission

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Liver doctor awarded R2 million grant

Born in the rural Eastern Cape, Neliswa Gogela (36) knew from an early age that she wanted to be a doctor.

“I made my mind up that I would study as hard as I could to make my dream come true,” said Neliswa. “My grandmother often said to me, that we didn’t have enough paraffin for me to stay up so late every night.” read more ...


NSTF-BHP Billiton Awards 2013

Karen Sliwa HahleUCT 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. Read more...


Top international award for cardiovascular researcher

Prof Karen Sliwa-HahnleKaren Sliwa-Hahnle, professor of cardiovascular research and director of UCT's Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Research, has been awarded a top international award for her research into cardiovascular prevention, heart failure and the pathophysiology of cardiomyopathy. Read more...

UCT scholars to helm big African health initiatives

Prof Bongani MayosiTwo 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).Read more...


Bateman wins top award
Eric BatemanProfessor Eric Bateman, director of the UCT Lung Institute, has won the 2012 European Respiratory Society (ERS) President's Award, becoming the first African to receive the accolade. A professor of respiratory medicine at UCT and head of the Division of Pulmonology at Groote Schuur Hospital, Bateman was honoured for his international contribution to improving the lives of people with respiratory diseases. Read more...



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