10 April 2017
Volume: 5
Issue: 16
Five summa cum laudes in Medicine.

Five UKZN Medical Students Graduate Summa Cum Laude

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Five Medical students in the Class of 2016 graduated summa cum laude from UKZN’s Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine this year.

Hearing impaired Ms Kalindi Persadh graduates with an Honours degree.

Deaf People Can Do Anything Except Hear!

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Deaf people can do anything except hear, is the philosophy of hearing-impaired Ms Kalindi Persadh, who proved just that when she graduated from UKZN with a Bachelor of Medical Science (Medical Microbiology) Honours degree.

Ms Puvashnee Nydoo graduated with a Masters in Medical Sciences, cum laude.

HIV Positive Black isiZulu-Speaking Women at High Risk of Depression During Pregnancy – Study Finding

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Newly-diagnosed, HIV-infected Black isiZulu-speaking women are at a high risk of developing depression during pregnancy, a UKZN study conducted by Miss Puvashnee Nydoo has revealed.

A proud moment for Dr Mlungisi Ngcobo.

Traditional Medicine Study Results in PhD for UKZN Senior Lecturer

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A Senior Lecturer in Traditional Medicine, Dr Mlungisi Ngcobo, graduated with a PhD in Health Sciences (Traditional Medicine) following a study which compared the immunomodulatory effects of a commercial traditional medicine product to a traditional immune tonic produced by a traditional healer.

A proud moment for Professor Richard Hift as he congratulates his student, Dr Dibuseng Ramaema.

Lack of Information on Breast Tuberculosis – Study Finding

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There is a lack of evidence-based information on breast tuberculosis (BTB), a UKZN study has found.

Public Health medicine specialist, Dr Tivani Mashamba-Thompson.

Senior Lecturer Graduates with a PhD in Public Health

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Public Health scientist, Dr Tivani Mashamba-Thompson, graduated with a PhD for a study titled: “Evaluating the Accessibility and Utility of HIV-Related Point of Care (POC) Diagnostics for Maternal Health in Rural South Africa”.

Dr Keseri Padayachy is elated about graduating with a PhD.

Bone Study to Estimate Age Researched by PhD Graduate

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‘Anatomy has always been fascinating for me, and I am extremely excited to be awarded my PhD in Anatomy,’ said Dr Keseri Padayachy.

Graduating with a PhD is Dr Osaretin Emmanuel Asowata.

Nigerian Microbiologist Awarded PhD from UKZN

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Nigerian-born Dr Osaretin Emmanuel Asowata, a post-doctoral Research Fellow in the School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, has graduated with a PhD in Medical Microbiology.

Dr Stephane Montgomery celebrates with her husband, graduating with a Masters of Medicine in Paediatrics.

Children Treated with Abacavir-Based Regimen Have Good Probability of Virological Suppression

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A study which demonstrated that HIV positive children treated with an abacavir- based regimen have a good probability of virological suppression, earned Dr Stephane Montgomery a Master of Medicine degree in Paediatrics.

Celebrating with the HOD of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dr Sebitloane, is her proud family.

Pregnant Women on HAART may be at Risk of Increased Obstetric Complications

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Pregnant women accessing highly active antiretroviral treatment (HAART) remain at increased risk of infectious morbidity and may possibly experience heightened morbidity from obstetric conditions, a PhD study conducted by HOD: Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dr Motshedisi Sebitloane, has found.

An elated PhD graduate, Dr Yogandra Naidoo.

Government HIV and AIDS Prevention Interventions Not Working in Chatsworth – Research Finding

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A study by PhD graduate Dr Yogandra Dhee Naidoo revealed that Government HIV and AIDS prevention interventions were not working in Chatsworth.

Researching cervical cancer earned Dr Joyce Nonhlanhla Mbatha a PhD.

Lack of Education and Disturbed Family Structures Put Young KZN Girls at Risk for Cervical Cancer - PhD Study Finding

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A lack of knowledge about HIV and homes without a “father figure” put young girls in KwaZulu-Natal at a higher risk of contracting cervical cancer, according to a UKZN researcher.

Beating the odds to achieve success, Dr Kgotso Lawrence Sambo.

Medical Graduate Exhilarated Over Cum Laude Pass

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‘I am struggling to explain to my family the importance of this great achievement,’ said Medical cum laude graduate, Dr Kgotso Lawrence Sambo.

Dr Prishah Narsai graduated with a PhD in Public Health.

Quality of Life of HIV-Infected People in Durban Examined in PhD Study

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A doctoral study evaluated the Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) of people living in lower socio-economic areas, comparing People Living with HIV (PLWHIV) on antiretroviral therapy (ART) and HIV negative respondents, and factors associated with their HRQoL.

A proud moment for PhD graduate, Dr Ikanyeng Dolly Seipone.

Tuberculous Meningitis Examined in PhD Research

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Post-doctoral Research Fellow in the Discipline of Public Health Medicine, Dr Ikanyeng Dolly Seipone of Botswana, graduated from UKZN with a PhD in Virology.

Dr Ansuya Naidoo.

Guillain-Barre Syndrome Common in HIV Positive Women – Study Finding

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The Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) occurs commonly in young HIV positive women, a study by a Master of Medicine graduate has found.

Dr Samuel Cumber.

Health and Well-Being of Street Children in Cameroon in the Spotlight in Doctoral Thesis

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PhD graduate Dr Samuel Nambile Cumber of Cameroon investigated the health and well-being of street children in his country.

Dr Ayoola Isaac Jegede graduated with a PhD in Anatomy.

Research Exposes Dangers of using Herb Hypoxis hemerocallidea to Combat HIV/AIDS

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The findings of PhD research by a Nigerian anatomist have shown the use of a popular herbal anti-HIV product - extract of Hypoxis hemerocallidea – to be detrimental to men, possibly leading to infertility.

PhD in Public Health medicine for Dr Geldine Chironda.

Study Develops Framework to Engage Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients with their Integrated Management

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UKZN PhD graduate Dr Geldine Chironda has ensured that Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients adequately manage their condition.