Dr. John Lawrenson, our cross platform Head of Paediatric Cardiology, has been promoted to Assoc Professor in the Dept of Paediatrics at Stellenbosch University. Congratulations on this wonderful achievement and milestone in his career.
Dr Liesl Zuhlke has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, given as recognition of “someone who has demonstrated exceptional knowledge and commitment to cardiovascular health”. This is a prestigious honour, and a further tribute to her work and contributions.
Prof Bongani Mayosi and Assoc Prof Liesl Zuhlke have been awarded a R12-million grant from the UK-MRC to enable a multi-disciplinary research team to develop a comprehensive understanding of congenital heart disease in Africa. This work aims to reduce premature mortality from cardiovascular disease through improved diagnosis, management and follow-up of African children and adults with CHD. Prof Zar wished them and their team much success with this work.
Dr Mignon McCulloch has been awarded the Roscoe Robinson award from the International Society of Nephrology for her contributions to paediatric nephrology globally. She will be presented with this award at the World Congress of Nephrology in Mexico later this year. This is one of the most prestigious awards in nephrology (adult and paediatrics) - it is extraordinary for someone to get this award at this stage of their career, so a huge accolade for Mignon and the work that she has done.