Dr Tivani Mashamba-Thompson

Two Prestigious International Awards for Academic

Academic Leader: Research in the School of Nursing and Public Health, Dr Tivani Mashamba-Thompson, is the recipient of two prestigious international fellowships. The first was awarded by the Canadian government AIDS clinical trials infrastructure, Canadian HIV Trials Network (CTN) Fellowship, while the second was bestowed by the University College London’s Centre for the Advancement of

Professional of the Year and AfricaBio President’s Excellence Award

The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry NPC has awarded Professor Ncoza Dlova, Dean and Head of the School of Clinical Medicine with the ‘Professional of the Year’ award in recognition of her global collaborative work with a number of scientists that identified a new gene that is a major cause of permanent hair loss

HPCSA Presidential Merit Award for Optometrist

UKZN’s Optometry Senior Lecturer Dr Vanessa Moodley received the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) Health Merit Award at the 1st HPCSA National Conference at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg. The aim of the HPCSA Presidential Health Merit Award is to acknowledge and recognise outstanding performance of individual practitioners. Moodley was selected as the winner


South African Women in Sciences Award

Congratulations to Professor Verusia Chetty, academic Leader of Teaching and Learning in the School of Health sciences, who made us proud last week. Professor Chetty was awarded 1st runner up in the Department of Science and Technology South African Women in Sciences Awards, in the Distinguished Young Women Humanities and Social Sciences category. The glittering

Mr Kapil Narain

Medical Student Awarded Prestigious Changemaker Scholarship

Mr Kapil Narain, a fifth-year Medical student at UKZN, is a recipient of the inaugural Changemaker Scholarship made possible by the World Health Organization (WHO) Alliance for Health Systems and Policy. Narain was one of four students selected globally for the scholarship. The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity enabled him to attend the 72nd World Health Assembly (WHA) and

Professor Shenuka Singh

Contribution to Dental Public Health Earns Academic International Recognition

UKZN’s Professor Shenuka Singh has received an international award at a dentistry summit organised by the International Venus Foundation in Chennai, India, for her contribution to dental public health. Singh got the Excellence in Dental Public Health Award and was also a guest of honour and keynote speaker at the summit. Her presentation titled: Self-Reported

UKZN Lecturer Awarded SAFRI Fellowship

Lecturer, Ms Keshena Naidoo has been awarded the Sub-Saharan Africa-FAIMER Regional Institute (SAFRI) scholarship for a Health Professions educator to support an innovative project at their institution. This is a two-year fellowship programme for health professions faculty who have the potential to improve medical education at their schools. Naidoo’s project is an interprofessional education model

Prof Masa Mashabela

Stripe Grant

Professor Mosa Moshabela The College of Health Sciences, as a previous MEPI recipient, has been awarded a 9 month grant (01 August 2019 – 31 March 2020) from the Human Resources and Services (HRSA) through the University of California, San Francisco, to Strengthen InterProfessional Education for HIV (STRIPE). This is supportive of PEPFAR’s commitment to

Mrs Elaine and Professor Deresh Ramjugernath

UKZN Signs MOU with Health and Welfare SETA on African Traditional Medicine

UKZN’s Discipline of Traditional Medicine recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Health and Welfare SETA (HWSETA) at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine campus. Themed: Taking African Medicine to Greater Heights, the event also featured performances by the Ikusasa Lethu group which comprised of UKZN students who performed African traditional music and dance. Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Professor Nana Poku

Institute for People-Centred Health

Professor Nana Poku In keeping with UKZN’s goal to be regarded as a globally ranked research-intensive university responding to major social, economic, and environment challenges; our Vice-Chancellor Professor Nana Poku has set aside funding for the development of Research Institutions at UKZN. We are proud to inform you that we have been awarded seed funding