Prestigious Emerging Researchers Award for UKZN Academic

UKZN senior lecturer and researcher Dr Andile Khathi has received the National Research Foundation (NRF) Research Excellence Award for Early Career / Emerging Researchers in the Life Sciences. The presentation was made to Khathi during the NRF Awards ceremony at the Century City Conference Centre in Cape Town. The NRF makes the award – which includes

Paediatric Research Insights shared at UKZN Update

UKZN’s Update for Paediatrics and Paediatric Surgery (UPPS 2022) at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital was an opportunity to share knowledge in this field. The two-day conference was convened by the head of the Clinical Unit in Paediatrics at King Edward VIII hospital, Dr Kimesh Naidoo and Head of Discipline: Paediatrics and Child Health at

UKZN UPPS Shines a Spotlight on Female Paediatricians and Neonatology

The UKZN Update for Paediatrics and Paediatric Surgery (UPPS) 2022 held at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital shone a spotlight on two female paediatric specialists who are now training to be sub-specialists in Neonatology. Drs Nomgcobo Mzizana and Zakithi Mathenjwa are among the few Black women paediatricians to sub-specialise in Neonatology that focuses on babies’

Trauma and Burns Chief Specialist Applauded for Driving Transformation in Surgery

The School of Clinical Medicine (SCM) under the leadership of its Head and Dean, Professor Ncoza Dlova, recently applauded Professor Timothy Hardcastle for his boundless and unselfish contribution towards the Discipline of General Surgery. Hardcastle has successfully managed to keep the Discipline afloat whilst acting as Head from January to July 2022, ensuring that undergraduate

ISFAP Beneficiaries Honoured in Award Ceremony

Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme (ISFAP) celebrated the achievements of graduates and undergraduates enrolled as beneficiaries in their programme at an award ceremony recently. ISFAP, which was established as an answer to the “Fees Must Fall” campaign, opened its doors to students who fall in “missing middle” category in 2016 by funding scarce skills degrees. The

Psychiatrist Obtains Discovery Foundation Grant to Strengthen Mental Health Services

Dr Peter Milligan, a specialist psychiatrist heading the Psychiatry Department at Ngwelezana Hospital, Empangeni, obtained the Discovery Foundation Rural Fellowship Awards in the Institutional category. This funding will allow capacity building and support of medical officers and other health workers to improve the quality of mental health services provided at the 16 district hospitals in

Senior Lecturer Receives SAAHE Distinguished Educator Award

Senior lecturer in UKZN’s School of Medicine, Dr Veena Singaram received the Southern African Association of Health Educationalists (SAAHE) Distinguished Educator Award at the association’s 20th annual conference in June. She delivered a keynote address on IgnitiatedTM: Initiating Feedback to Ignite Transformation. SAAHE is an association of health sciences educators from South African universities, non-governmental organisations

UKZN Celebrates Medical Alumni Legends

The School of Clinical Medicine (SCM) honoured two pre-eminent medical alumni at its recently held “On-the-couch” event titled, Celebrating Alumni Legends in Medicine. Facilitated by Ukhozi FM presenter, Ms Nongcebo McKenzie, the event honoured Professor Mochichi Samuel Mokgokong, Emeritus Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Pretoria and Professor Lizo Mazwai, Emeritus Professor of Surgery

Taxis can turn it around

SOUTH African women and girls are under attack. They experience gender-based violence almost any day, any time and everywhere. This could be in their homes, in the workplace and even in public transport stations such as taxi ranks as they commute to and from home for social or economic purposes. This country needs everyday activism

KZN Specialist Dermatologist Applauded for Passion in Patient Care and Training

The School of Clinical Medicine (SCM) would like to acknowledge and congratulate Dr Gill Lawrie for her boundless and unselfish contribution in setting up the dermatological surgery service which not only benefits patients, but also trains registrars in this component. The School also applauds her unmatched passion for Preventative Medicine evidenced by her outreach programmes