10 April 2014
Volume: 2
Issue: 18
Dr Basil Kransdorff receives an Honorary Doctorate.

Humanitarian Awarded Honorary Doctorate

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Dr Basil Kransdorff; a visionary and lobbyist for affordable, effective, bio-available nutrition that results in nutrient repleteness, received an Honorary Doctorate at UKZN’s College of Health Sciences Graduation ceremony.

Professor Michael Hoffman of the United States graduated from UKZN with a PhD in Behavioural Medicine.

United States Professor Graduates With PhD From UKZN

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Professor Michael Hoffman of the Universities of Florida and Central Florida in the United States graduated from UKZN’s College of Health Sciences with a PhD in Behavioural Medicine.

UKZN’s youngest Doctor, Dr Sandile Kubheka.

UKZN Produces the Youngest Medical Graduate in its History

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Dr Sandile Kubheka, graduated with his MBChB degree from UKZN’s College of Health Sciences at the young age of 20, making him the youngest MBChB graduate in its history.

Dr Annette Theron.

Anaesthesia for Childbirth the Focus of Doctoral Thesis

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Dr Annette Theron of the School of Clinical Medicine received her Masters of Medicine (MMed) degree in Anaesthetics with her dissertation titled...

Dr Pravi Moodley, UKZN/NHLS HOD of Virology graduated with an MMED.

Number of Infants Testing HIV Positive in KZN is Decreasing, Research Finds

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Clinical Virologist, Dr Pravi Moodley who graduated with a Master’s in Medicine (Virology) at UKZN’s College of Health Sciences, did research which showed the number of infants testing positive in KwaZulu-Natal is decreasing.

Dr Nqobile Ngubane graduated with a PhD in Medical Microbiology.

Novel TB Research by PhD Graduate

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Thabo Mbeki Leadership in Africa Scholarship recipient Dr Nqobile Ngubane graduated with a PhD in Medical Microbiology at UKZN’s College of Health Sciences after completing research in the field of Tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis.

Dr Komalan Govender graduated with an MMED degree in Anaesthetics.

New Study Interprets how Anaesthesia and Critical Care Specialists Manage Septic Shock in Patients

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Dr Komalan Govender graduated with a Masters of Medicine degree from UKZN’s College of Health Sciences with a thesis entitled: “A Survey of Corticosteriod Use for the Management of Septic Shock in South Africa”.

Dr Alberto Puddu.

Thesis on Neuromuscular Scoliosis Earns Doctor Master of Medicine Degree

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A thesis titled: “Neuromuscular Scoliosis - Surgical Management and Outcomes”, secured Dr Alberto Puddu of Clinical Medicine at UKZN his Master of Medicine degree in Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr Anand Moodley, Head of Neurology at Greys Hospital in Pietermaritzburg, graduated with a PhD from UKZN

Phd Graduate Investigates Vision Loss in Cryptococcal Meningitis Patients

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A study by Dr Anand Moodley, Head of Neurology at Greys Hospital in Pietermaritzburg, examined the causes of vision loss through fungal infection of the brain and spine.

Dr Logandran Naidoo graduated with his Masters in Public Health.

Study Finds Internationally Recognised Quality Management Approach Highly Valuable in Health Care

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“The Impact of Lean Thinking on Operational Efficiency in a Rural District Hospital Outpatient Department in KwaZulu-Natal” was the thesis title of Public Health Master’s graduate, Dr Logandran Naidoo.

Dr Kavidha Reddy.

Study Finds Body’s Immune Proteins Can Block or Fight off HIV Infection

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PhD in Virology graduate, Dr Kavidha Reddy, has received international recognition for her ground breaking research titled: “The Role of APOBEC3G in Acute and Early HIV-1 infection”.

Dr Neeta Patel graduated with an MMED from UKZN.

Graduate explores Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Thrombocytopaenia in her MMED study

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Dr Neeta Patel from UKZN’s Department of Rheumatology has graduated with her Masters of Medicine at UKZN, her thesis titled: “Acute Presentation of Thrombocytopaenia in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus is Associated with a High Mortality in South Africa”.

Dr David L Skinner graduated with an MMED degree in Surgery.

Acute Kidney Injury and Trauma Patients Under the Spotlight

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“The Incidence and Outcomes of Acute Kidney Injury Amongst Patients Admitted to a Level I Trauma unit”, was the title of a thesis which earned Dr David Skinner...

Nigerian born, Dr Olubisi Ashiru graduated with a PhD in Medical Microbiology.

UKZN Researcher Develops Protocol Producing True Single Cell Suspension of M. Tuberculosis, a World First

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Mycobacterium Tuberculosis causes tuberculosis (TB) in humans and the disease is a major health concern in the country, says UKZN PhD graduate.

Former President of the Central SRC Nelson Mabusela graduated with an Honours in Medical Science Physiology.

Former Student Leader Graduates with Honours Degree

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Former President of UKZN’s Central SRC Mr Nelson Mabusela has graduated with an Honours degree in Medical Science Physiology.

Father and daughter, Dr Kantharuben Naidoo and Dr Reshania Naidoo, graduated together from UKZN in the medical field.

Father and Daughter Graduate Together

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Father and daughter, Dr Kantharuben Naidoo and Dr Reshania Naidoo, graduated together from UKZN in the medical field.

Dr Kurt Schlemmer graduated with an MMED degree in Otorhinolaryngology.

Study Finds Complicated Sinusitis Relatively Common in KZN

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“Complicated Sinusitis in a Developing Country, a Retrospective Review”, is the title of an article by UKZN’s Dr Kurt Schlemmer which he used as the dissertation for his Master of Medicine degree.

Dr Laura Redman graduated with a Masters in Medicine degree in Surgery.

New Study Determines Management of Patients with Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

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Shoulder pain was the focus of a study which Dr Laura Redman presented for her Masters of Medicine degree in Surgery.

Dr Shaheer Ballim graduated with an MMED in Ophthalmology.

Novel Technique Used in Study of Facial Wounds

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Research by a Master of Medicine graduate examined knife wounds to the face and the removal of blades embedded in the eye.

HOD of UKZN’s Trauma Surgery Training Unit, Dr Tim Hardcastle, graduated with a PhD in Surgery.

Head of UKZN’s Trauma Surgery Training Unit graduates with a PhD

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Head of the UKZN Trauma Surgery Training Unit and the Deputy Director of Albert Luthuli Trauma Service and Trauma ICU, Dr Timothy Hardcastle, has graduated with a PhD having completed his study titled: “A Trauma System for KZN – local development for local need”.

Dr Romona Govender graduated with her PhD in Family Medicine for her study on Suicide among HIV positive patients.

Original Study Develops Tools for Suicide Intervention in HIV-Infected Patients

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Dr Romona Govender completed her PhD in Family Medicine with a dissertation titled: “Identification of Suicidal Ideation in HIV-Infected Patients...

Dr Stephen Olorunfemi graduated with a Master’s in Public Health at UKZN.

Lesotho-Based Study by Masters Graduate Shows Promising Results for HIV Testing

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Lesotho was used as the base for a case study to analyse the response of people regarding the impact of HIV among pregnant women and what women did to protect themselves and young children from contracting HIV.

Mr Khayelihle Makhathini graduated with a Masters in Medical Sciences (Physiology).

Study on HIV-Associated Dementia

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HIV affects the central nervous system (CNS) and can initiate a progressive neurodegenerative process culminating in HIV-associated dementia (HAD), a UKZN study has revealed.

Dr Vanesha Naidu graduated with an MMED in Radiology.

Adrenal Lesions the Subject of Master of Medicine Thesis

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Dr Vanesha Naidu graduated with her Master of Medicine degree in Radiology with a thesis titled: “Adrenal lesions encountered in current medical practice - a review of their radiological imaging”.

PhD graduate, Dr Mantha Makume’s study produces a novel way to diagnose TB.

UKZN Study set to Revolutionise TB Detection Technology

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Dr Mantha Makume who graduated with a PhD in Medical Microbiology from UKZN’s College of Health Sciences says her research has the potential to revolutionise TB detection technology.

Dr Mpho Makwela graduated with her Masters in Medicine (Occupational Medicine).

DNA Damage Heightened Among Petrol Station Attendants, Research Finds

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Masters research has shown that DNA damage is heightened among attendants at petrol stations.