27 September 2022
Volume: 10
Issue: 44
Chiropractor, Dr Morris Kahere, graduated with a PhD.

Pain in the Back “Quite Common” in KZN - Research Finds

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Just over 18% of people in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) suffer from chronic lower back pain, according to a doctoral study.

PhD graduate and Paramount Chief of the Osu Traditional Area, Accra, Ghana, Dr Michael Nii Addotey Addotey-Delove.

Ghanaian Chief Graduates with Phd in Telemedicine

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The Paramount Chief of the Osu Traditional Area in Accra, Ghana, Dr Michael Nii Addotey Addotey-Delove has been awarded a PhD in Telemedicine.

Dr Eniola Awolola earns a PhD in Physiotherapy.

Research Compares Impact of Physiotherapy Electrophysical Modality with Conventional Asthma Medication

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The impact of a physiotherapy electrophysical modality compared to that of conventional asthma medication was the focus of research by Dr Eniola Awolola for his PhD in Physiotherapy.

Overcoming obstacles to achieve a PhD is Dr Rowan Madzamba.

Zimbabwean Immigrants in SA Live in Fear of the Unknown - Study Finding

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Many Zimbabwean immigrants in South Africa have experienced or witnessed discrimination and expect to be a victim of social violence in some way in the future.

Dr Adekunle Fakunle graduated with a PhD in Occupational and Environmental Health.

PhD Study Explores Indoor Air Bacterial and Fungal Concentrations in Residential Environments

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Environmental epidemiology and its contribution to providing protection against communicable diseases in Africa and beyond was the focus of doctoral research by Dr Adekunle Fakunle who graduated with a PhD in Occupational and Environmental Health.

Dr Ravendra Singh Chauhan celebrates graduating with a PhD with his wife Ruchika and daughter Ojasvi.

Backyard Pigs Subject of Doctoral Research

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The Prevalence of Various Animal RiboNucleic Acid (RNA) Viruses in Backyard Pig Populations in South Africa was the subject of a PhD study conducted at UKZN’s School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences (Medical Microbiology).

Dr Zamadonda Xulu-Kasaba (right) is congratulated by her close friend, Dr Winnie Cele.

UKZN Lecturer Graduates with PhD Despite Hiccups Along the Way

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This qualification marks a significant point in my life as it begins a process of growth in my career, opening the way to success, personal development and overall advancement...I’m truly grateful to the Lord for standing by me.

Dr Nondumiso Shangase is congratulated by her friend and colleague, Dr Ndumiso Ngidi.

Use of Specialist Nurses Examined in Doctoral Study

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Examination officer at the KwaZulu-Natal College of Nursing, Dr Nondumiso Shangase, has been awarded a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing.

Dr Vincent Adeiza Obakachi graduated with a PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry.

Graduate’s Heart Set on Being Involved in New Drug Discovery

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A scientist in the field of drug discovery is what a UKZN doctoral graduate aspires to be!

Biokineticist Ms Chandrisha Juggath earned a Master’s degree in Sports Science.

Sports Science Master’s Degree for Biokineticist

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Ashleigh Hall and Associates’ biokineticist Ms Chandrisha Juggath graduated with a Master’s degree in Sports Science following a study examining the psychological influence of injuries on athletes returning to play after injury.

PhD in Sports Science graduate, Dr Cecil Tafireyi with his wife Cecila Chimendza.

Zimbabwean Student Graduates with a PhD in Sports Science

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‘It’s a great achievement and I feel privileged, blessed and honoured to have reached this milestone. I intend to pursue research further and perhaps progress to a more fulfilling role in academics and beyond,’ said Dr Cecil Tafireyi, who graduated with a PhD in Health Science (Sports Science).

Dr Edwin Naidu (left) is congratulated by his supervisor and mentor, Professor Onyemaechi Azu.

Study on Effects of Nano-Delivery Systems for Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy

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Effects of nano-delivery systems for highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in an animal model was the focus of research conducted by Dr Edwin Naidu (59), who was awarded a PhD in Health Sciences (Anatomy).

Cleft lip and palate surgeon, Professor Anil Madaree graduated with a PhD.

Doctoral Degree for Renowned Cleft Lip and Palate Surgeon

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World-renowned cleft lip and palate (CLP) surgeon Professor Anil Madaree, who is a Chief Specialist and Head of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at UKZN, graduated with a doctoral degree for his novel study on CLP surgical techniques on patients in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN).

Dr Refilwe Molatlhegi graduated with a PhD.

Hormonal Contraceptives Under the Microscope

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Over the last 20 years several clinical studies have provided data associating the use of hormonal contraceptives (HCs), particularly depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA/Depo) with a heightened HIV risk among women.

Dr Sodiq Kolawole Lawal graduated with a PhD in Health Sciences.

PhD Research Investigates Mental Health Issues Caused by Use of Antiretroviral Drugs

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Dr Sodiq Kolawole Lawal of Nigeria was awarded a PhD in Health Sciences (Anatomy) for his study investigating the management of HIV using novel nanotechnology coupled with antiretroviral therapy.

Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences graduate, Dr Vuyolwethu Mxinwa.

Hopes High that PhD Research will Inform New Diabetes Treatment Strategies

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A UKZN researcher hopes that his findings will further inform new treatment strategies aimed at preventing cardiovascular complications associated with obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Master’s student Ms Thembile Zikhali-Myeni (left) with her supervisor Dr Zamadonda Xulu-Kasaba.

Master’s Graduate Dedicates Degree to Late Father

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Masters in Optometry graduate Ms Thembile Zikhali-Myeni has dedicated her degree to her late father, Mr DV Zikhali who died recently at the age of 67.

Farm-to-Fork approach earns UKZN staffer, Dr Melissa Ramtahal, a PhD.

Study Reveals Healthy Chickens are Possible Reservoir for Pathogenic Salmonella

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UKZN Research Technician Dr Melissa Ramtahal graduated with a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences following a study using the farm-to-fork approach to assess salmonella contamination in an intensive poultry farm.

Dr Thanujj Kisten with his supervisor Professor Rowena Naidoo.

Graduate Wants to Make a Difference in People’s Lives

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PhD graduate in Sports Science Dr Thanujj Kisten says he plans to make a meaningful difference in people’s lives with skills learned during his studies.

PhD in Public Health graduate, Dr Aishatu Gambo with her supervisor Professor Nceba Gqaleni (left).

Benefits of Moringa Oleifera Leaves Supplement for HIV/AIDS Sufferers Investigated

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Moringa oleifera may have the potential to improve the immune status and quality of life of people living with HIV and AIDS (PLHIV) in low-income countries, according to a doctoral study.

Dr Thandokuhle Ntombela graduated with a PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry.

Doctoral Graduate Set on Contributing to Cancer Research

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UKZN Postdoctoral Fellow Dr Thandokuhle Ntombela graduated with a PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry - a field he chose to help him become a researcher, especially in the field of drug development.

Occupational Therapist and entrepreneur, Dr Gwarega Chibaya, graduated with a PhD.

Doctorate in Occupational Therapy for Business Owner in Namibia

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A big dream is now a reality. It’s my time to improve my scope of practice through research implementation and to support the Namibian disability sector.’

PhD graduate, Dr Tawanda Mandizvo celebrates his graduation with his brother Takudwa.

PhD Study Identifies Antibodies for Potential HIV-1 Prevention and Cure Strategies

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A study exploring broadly neutralising antibodies (bNAbs) which have potential clinical utility in HIV-1 prevention and cure strategies earned Dr Tawanda Mandizvo a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Medicine (Virology).