UKZN Academic Bags Second PhD

Academic Leader: Teaching and Learning at the School of Health Sciences Professor Shenuka Singh has completed her second PhD in Research Ethics. ‘I am the first graduand in the programme and will graduate on 5 April this year,’ she said. Singh intends to continue building a research profile in her chosen field, which includes postgraduate

International Accolades for UKZN Academic

Associate Professor Tricia Naicker has received awards from two prestigious international publishers – her works being selected as winners by editorial board members of the organisations. She was presented with the annual Thieme Chemistry Journals Award for up-and-coming researchers in the early stages of their independent academic careers as assistant or junior professors. Board members look out for

Study Finds Depression Linked to Being Involved in a Community Disaster

People exposed to a disaster in their community are likely to experience depression in the long-term with Black Africans, women and individuals from lower education/income sectors particularly susceptible. This is according to the findings of a decade-long study of more than 17 000 South Africans conducted by UKZN and international researchers. The collaborative study, funded by

UKZN Medical Alumnus Awarded French National Order of Merit

A graduate of UKZN’s Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine (Class of 1987), Dr Fareed Abdullah, has received the French Ordre National du Mérite (National Order of Merit) for his work as a clinical researcher and public health scientist in the fight against HIV and TB. The National Order of Merit, launched in 1963, is awarded by

UKZN Psychiatrist Wins Research Award

Psychiatrist and PhD candidate, Dr Vuyokazi Ntlantsana has won the Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS) 2021 Research Fund Award. SIRS is committed to directly supporting early career researchers who have important and novel ideas that may have an immediate impact on improving the lives of people with schizophrenia. The SIRS Research Fund Award provides research

COVID-19 – A Fifth Wave in the Pipeline?

The real impact of the Coronavirus on the South African population as well as forecasts of what possibly lies ahead was the focus of an informative College of Health Sciences webinar. Facilitated by the College’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research and Innovation, Professor Mosa Moshabela, the robust discussion delved into the importance of vaccinations, understanding the

UKZN HIV Pathogenesis Programme Launches New HIV Research Clinic

The UKZN HIV Pathogenesis Programme (HPP) under the leadership of Professor Thumbi Ndung’u launched a new HIV research clinic at Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital on 18 February. The clinic will be used to run clinical trials like the Acute Infection Study, Elite Controller Study, and Lymph Node Study, etc.  Study volunteers will be counselled and consent to

Launch of Professor Ncoza Dlova Medical Student Fund

Click here for isiZulu version Dean and Head of UKZN’s School of Clinical Medicine, Professor Ncoza Dlova has launched a fund to support Medical students with historic debt. The fund will ensure that education is a reality for those who are struggling financially with the investment in future medical doctors injecting much needed human resources