World First for Zar
World First for Zar
Paediatric pulmonologist Prof Heather Zar has just been awarded the 2014 World Lung Health Award in recognition of work that has "the potential to eliminate gender, racial, ethnic, or economic health disparities worldwide". What work has warranted...
Homegrown paediatric care in Africa
Homegrown paediatric care in Africa
Africa faces a crushing child-health burden, with diseases such as epilepsy often going undiagnosed. But UCT is training and supporting a corps of African paediatricians to manage these unique situations, said Professor Jo Wilmshurst.
REACH turns 1 year
REACH turns 1 year
A year ago, Africa's first research centre that focuses exclusively on child and adolescent health came into being.
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    Fellows in the midst ....

    Dr Liesl Zuhlke has being made a Fellow of the European
    Society of Cardiology. The diploma is conferred during
    the congress each year. The Fellowship of the European
    Society of Cardiology (FESC) is an internationally-
    recognised, prestigious position, confirmed by the FESC 
    diploma, for excellent clinical cardiologists and
    cardiovascular scientists with a deep interest and
knowledge of cardio-vascular medicine.


     PG Diploma Graduate ....

     Dr Brenda Morrow will be graduating with a PG
     Diploma in Health Research Ethics from the
     University of Stellenbosch.  Brenda did outstandingly
     in this course, attaining the top mark in her class and
     completing with distinction.


    NRF Y2 Rating ....

     Dr Carol Hlela, Paediatric Dermatologist at RCH, has
     been given a Y2 rating by the NRF, as a promising
     young researcher. A Y2 rating is awarded to a young
     researcher who is recognised as having the potential
     to establish themselves as a researcher of
     considerable standing.


     Adhominem Promotion ....

     Dr Chris Scott has been promoted ad hominem to
     Associate Professor at UCT. 



     South African Thoracic Society GSK Research Award

     Dr Shrish Budree has been awarded the 2014 South
      African Thoracic Society GSK Research Fellowship
      for his study "Nutrition, micronutrient deficiency and
     childhood pneumonia in the first year of life in a
     South African birth cohort"  Dr Budree will be
investigating the relationship between nutrition and
     pneumonia in the Drakenstein Study towards his PhD

   Journey to parenthood ....

   Congratulations to Dr Tracy Nupen and husband
   Duncan on the birth of baby boy Connor Peter
   on 29 October 2014.