Discovery Scholarship for Academic to Train in Pulmonology
Dr Dilshaad Fakey of the College of Health Sciences has been awarded a Discovery Scholarship to train in Pulmonology and Critical Care.
Said Fakey (30): ‘I am very grateful to have been given the opportunity to train in the sub-specialty that I am passionate about, especially given the shortage of jobs because of the current budget cuts by the Department of Health.
‘I elected to do my under graduate and postgraduate study at UKZN after being inspired by academic giants counted among alumni of the University,’ said Fakey. She qualified with an MBChB in 2008 and a Fellowship of the College of Physicians (FCP) in 2015.
Her aspiration for the Department of Pulmonology is to make services more accessible to peripheral hospitals and to be more involved with research.
‘I am especially interested in researching the various factors that promote a better outcome in patients admitted to an intensive care unit,’ said Fakey.
Her greatest source of inspiration are her parents, ‘They have made numerous sacrifices to ensure that I received the best education and for that I am extremely grateful.’
Clinical Medicine Dean and Head of School, Professor Richard Hift, congratulated Fakey and welcomed her to the Department.