IMadeADoctor – Theme of Fundraiser to Help Keep Medical Students in Class

UKZN’s Medical Campus Representative Council (MCRC) has launched a campaign to raise funds for students with historical debt to enable them to register this year. ‘Our main aim is to raise funds to help clear the debt of those students who are faced with financial exclusion,’ said MCRC Student Support Services Officer and co-head of

Nurses Need to be Sensitised to African Medicine – Traditional Healer

Early Diagnosis of Psychosis by Traditional Healers and their Partnerships with Psychiatrists at Townhill Hospital, was the title of a seminar presented on the Howard College campus by UKZN Masters Nursing graduate and traditional healer Mr Elliot Makhathini. Makhathini focused on the importance of culture competence and stressed that despite the shift from the biomedical

Clinical Virologist Appointed Head of Department at UKZN

Newly-appointed Head of Virology in the School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences at UKZN, Dr Nokukhanya Msomi says she looks forward to pursuing her vision in this new position. ‘I’m fortunate to work in a discipline with a strong foundation laid by previous heads. The dedicated team of virologists I work with also makes

High Flyer Joins Med School

Seventeen-year-old Umlazi resident, Mr Andile Mkhungo is excited to have been accepted at UKZN’s Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine. The young star, who attended Zwelibanzi High School, scored an impressive 92% for Science, 86% for Maths and 81% for English in matric. He was also placed second in the Engen Maths and Science School

Medical Student Inaugural Recipient of Prestigious Medical Award

Final-year Medical student, Mr Kapil Narain, was honoured with the inaugural Rising Star Award by the South African Clinician Scientists’ Society and the Clinix Health Group. The annual South African Health Excellence Awards recognise the country’s leading researchers, scientists, doctors and other medical professionals. The Rising Star award is bestowed on a Medical student who

Virology Lecturer Appointed Associate Professor

Pathologist, Professor Raveen Parboosing of the Discipline of Virology in the School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences, has been appointed Associate Professor. ‘I am passionate about discovering innovative ways to treat viral infections,’ said Parboosing. ‘My aim is to use my appointment to facilitate and strengthen research collaborations, locally and internationally and to increase

Comrades Runner Supports Children Living with Cancer

Dr Kumaran Moodley, a Specialist Pediatrician at Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital, Honorary Clinical Associate at the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, and member of the Child Health Priorities Committee will run the 2020 Comrades Marathon to raise funds for the Childhood Cancer Foundation (CHOC). The non-profit organisation supports children and teenagers diagnosed with cancer

School of Clinical Medicine Holds Healthy Lifestyle Event for Staff

UKZN’s School of Clinical Medicine (SCM) closed its awareness campaign for the year with a healthy living event which was well attended by SCM staff. A healthy lifestyle is a way of living that lowers the risk of being seriously ill or dying at an early age. Good health is not only about avoiding disease

UKZN Technician Delivers Presentation at Conference in the USA

UKZN’s Principal Technician in the Discipline of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care in the College of Health Sciences, Mr Naren Bhimsan presented a paper at the SimGHOSTS Conference in Miami titled: New Trend in Training: Taking Hi-Fidelity Simulation Cross-Country to Under-Resourced Anesthetists. Bhimsan’s presentation demonstrated the impact of cross-country collaboration and the sharing of expensive training

UKZN Medical School Class of ’69 Holds 50-Year Reunion

Many of UKZN’s Medical School Class of ’69 who attended their 50th reunion function in Durban recently are still in active practice. They include Dr Farouk Haffejee, Dr Ahmed Salejee, Dr Percy Naidoo, Dr Rajend Maharaj, Dr Titus Moghoro, Dr Bala Naidoo, Dr Les Ananth, Dr Steve Ramasuvha, Dr Thomas Rambau, Dr Simon Khoza, Dr Chandracant