MLCCP received approximately R40 million grant

The College of Health Sciences’ lung cancer project, Multinational Lung Cancer Control Program (MLCCP) led by Dr Themba Ginindza received approximately R40 million grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation (BMSF) for its phase two. The project seeks to launch a proof-of-concept incubation for the Cancer Centre of Excellence and Research (CACER)concept by adding a clinical

Head Psychiatrist at UKZN Elected President of Influential Society

Click here for isiZulu version UKZN’s Head Psychiatrist Professor Bonga Chiliza has been elected President of the South African Society of Psychiatrists (SASOP). SASOP – the only professional body in South Africa that represents the interests and protects the rights of psychiatrists in the country – is actively involved in de-stigmatising mental illness both locally

Dr Mann awarded SANTHE Path-to-Independence Award

Dr Jaclyn Mann was awarded SANTHE Path-to-Independence award of US $100 000. Jaclyn Mann, PhD (Virology), is employed as a lecturer and researcher in the HIV Pathogenesis Programme (HPP), School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences, at the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN. Her research is focused on investigating the effect of immune-driven

Tulio de Oliveira appointed as Affiliate Professor at the DGH

Professor Tulio de Oliveira has been appointed as Affiliate Professor at the Department of Global Health (DGH), University of Washington, Seattle, USA. The DGH works in more than 130 countries in the world and this includes over 400 projects in 23 African countries! KRISP has added to their sequencing pipeline a new Genetic Analyzer AB3730,

CHS Scientists Wins Future Leaders

Dr Veron Ramsuran, who is the Team Leader at KRISP is one of the 30 leading scientists who won Future Leaders – African Independent Research (FLAIR) award offered by African Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society. The Value of the award is $387,000 for a period of 2 years (2019-2022), renewable based on performance

Ndhlovu awarded an RO1 grant

Dr Zaza Ndhlovu was recently awarded an RO1 grant ($760,000.00) by the NIH.  Dr Ndhlovu is a researcher and faculty member at both HPP and AHRI.  The grant application process was highly competitive therefore, the award is strong recognition that the work Dr Ndhlovu is doing in the field is of the highest scientific merit

WHO Status for UKZN’s Centre for Pharmaceutical Policy and Evidence Based Practice

Click here for isiZulu version Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Nana Poku, was delighted to receive the news that UKZN’s Centre for Pharmaceutical Policy and Evidence Based Practice has been designated as a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre. ‘This prestigious endorsement is no mean feat but UKZN has the expertise and institutional capacity to support the

Royal Geographical Society Honours Top UKZN Scientist

Click here for isiZulu version College of Health Sciences Professor and Senior Faculty Member at the Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI), Professor Frank Tanser, has been awarded a prestigious Royal Geographical Society Back Medal for conducting seminal research that has shaped national health policies in developing countries. Tanser is a medical geographer and infectious disease