17 April 2015
Volume: 3
Issue: 15
Dr Teke Apalata receives his PhD at UKZN.

DRC Refugee Beats Odds and Gets PhD

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Novel research on the prevalence of vaginal thrush and yeast infections in HIV-infected women earned Dr Teke Apalata - who arrived in South Africa from the DRC as a political refugee in 2003 - a PhD.

Africa Centres Professor Tulio de Oliveira congratulates Dr Justen Manasa.

Ground-breaking PhD Study helps Rural Doctors monitor HIV Drug Resistance

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Dr Justen Manasa graduated with a PhD after completing ground-breaking research in the Hlabisa District of KwaZulu-Natal that resulted in a low cost genotyping method envisaged to help doctors monitor and evaluate drug resistance among HIV-infected patients in resource-limited settings.

Dr Mopo Radebe seen with her family at the UKZN Graduation ceremony.

LOréal-UNESCO Research Fellow completes PhD on HIV Vaccine Design

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‘It is the completion of something great and the beginning of even greater things,’ said Dr Mopo Radebe, who graduated with a PhD supervised by the Scientific Director of UKZN’s HIV Pathogenesis Programme, Professor Thumbi Ndung’u.

Ugandan born Mr Ezra Mutegeki obtains his Masters in Public Health at UKZN

Research Examines Women’s Attitudes Towards Malaria

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Research by College of Health Sciences (CHS) student Mr Ezra Mutegeki of Uganda, who received his masters degree summa cum laude, examined the knowledge women in an area of northern KwaZulu-Natal have about malaria as well as their attitudes and practices concerning the disease.

Dr Saiyur Ramsugit graduated with a PhD in Medical Microbiology.

PhD Study identifies a Novel Virulence factor of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis

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Dr Saiyur Ramsugit has graduated with a PhD in Medical Microbiology from UKZN’s College of Health Sciences with a thesis titled: “The Role of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Pili (MTP) as an Adhesin.”

CAPRISA's HIV Prevention researcher Dr Cheryl Baxter.

Tenofovir safe for Women Infected with Hepatitis B Virus

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Tenofovir, an antiretroviral drug used daily by millions for AIDS treatment and also to prevent new HIV infections, is safe for use by women infected with hepatitis B virus, according to a UKZN PhD study conducted by graduate Dr Cheryl Baxter.

UKZN's Obstetrics and Gynaecology Specialist, Dr Thinagrin Dhasarathun Naidoo.

Faecal Incontinence Subject of Research

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Obstetrics and Gynaecology Specialist and Head of the Clinical Unit at UKZN, Dr Thinagrin Dhasarathun Naidoo, graduated with a PhD based on his thesis titled...

Geriatrics specialist, Dr Farhanah Paruk, graduates with a PhD.

PhD research Examines Hip Fracture and Osteoporosis

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Lecturer and Head of the Clinical Unit in the Department of General Medicine, Dr Farhanah Paruk, graduated with a PhD after conducting a study on hip fracture and osteoporosis.

Dr Marian Loveday at UKZNs graduation ceremony.

PhD study Examines Different Models of Care for Patients with MDR-TB and HIV

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UKZN graduate Dr Marian Loveday carried out a doctoral Public Health study that investigated the effectiveness of two different models of care for patients with MDR-TB and HIV.

HOD of General Medicine, Dr Nombulelo Magula, expresses delight at receiving her PhD.

Study on Metabolic Complications of Antiretroviral Therapy in Blacks

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“Metabolic Complications of Antiretroviral Therapy in a South African Black Population”, was the title of the Medical Doctorate thesis of the Acting HOD in UKZN’s Department of Medicine, Dr Nombulelo Magula.

Dr Tanya Maistry graduated with a PhD in Cardiology.

Indian People in Phoenix area of Durban at High Risk of Having Metabolic Syndrome – PhD Research Finding

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Research undertaken by a UKZN PhD graduate shows that Indian people living in Durban’s Phoenix area have a high risk of suffering from metabolic syndrome (MS).

Mr Mathew Haswell graduated with a Masters of Medical Sciences in Behavioural Medicine.

Behaviour of Leaders under the Academic Microscope

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College of Health Sciences student Mr Mathew Haswell graduated as a Master of Medical Science following research in which he examined the personal stories of 15 South African-based corporate leaders.

Dr Nnaemeka Uzodike and his wife Uche graduated with Masters degrees in Family Medicine and Medical Sciences, Microbiology respectively.

Husband and Wife Graduate with Masters

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A Nigerian couple, Dr Nnaemeka Uzodike and his wife Uche graduated with Masters degrees in Family Medicine and Medical sciences, Microbiology respectively.

Professor Cephas Musabayane, seen in the centre, congratulates his five PhD graduates.

Five Students obtain PhDs under the Supervision of Internationally Renowned Physiologist

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Five youngsters graduated as first time doctors in their families – all under the supervision of esteemed Professor Cephas Musabayane of UKZN’s School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences (LMMS).

Women's Health veteran Professor Koleka Mlisana graduates with a PhD.

AIDS Researcher Graduates with PhD focusing on STIs, Women’s Health and Subtype C HIV

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With a huge sigh of relief, AIDS researcher Professor Koleka Mlisana said she had reached a significant academic milestone in graduating with a PhD.

HIV Prevention Scientist, Dr Sarita Naidoo, obtains a PhD from UKZN.

UKZN PhD for SA Medical Research Council Senior Scientist

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Research by PhD graduate Dr Sarita Naidoo, has provided a better understanding of the relationship between metronidazole resistance and response to treatment in women infected with...

UKZN’s Honours in Medical Biochemistry high flyers.

Medical Biochemistry Honours group Graduates with Top Marks

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Mr Naeem Sheik-Abdul topped the Medical Science Honours class in Medical Biochemistry, graduating summa cum laude.

Celebrating cum laude Honours in Medical Science Microbiology.

Five Students Graduate with Medical Science Honours Cum Laude degree in Microbiology

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Five bright young scholars obtained their Bachelor of Medical Science Honours (Microbiology) degree cum laude.

UKZN’s Department of Family Medicine academic, Dr Adeyemi Benjamin Olamide.

UKZN Staff Graduates with Master of Medicine Degree

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Dr Adeyemi Benjamin Olamide of the College of Health Science has graduated with a Masters of Medicine in Family Medicine.

Ms Edith Kibiribiri is delighted at receiving her Masters.

UKZN Masters Study examines Antenatal Care

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Challenges women, including refugees, face when accessing antenatal care in Government clinics in KwaZulu-Natal was the subject of a UKZN masters study.

Dr Ismail Bhorat is congratulated by his supervisor Professor Jayanthilall Bagratee.

Ground-breaking UKZN study Investigates Fetal Cardiac Functional Assessment in Complicated Pregnancies

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Research by UKZN Fetal specialist Dr Ismail Bhorat is believed to be the first to show a link between cardiac dysfunction and adverse perinatal outcome in gestational diabetics which thus becomes the first predictive parameter in the world to prevent adverse outcome and fetal death in diabetics.

Dermatology HOD Dr Ncoza Dlova is capped with a PhD.

UKZN’s Dermatology HOD Examines Skin Conditions in PhD Study

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A study conducted by the Head of UKZN’s Dermatology Department, Dr Ncoza Dlova, examines skin conditions common in Black patients and highlights the similarities to and differences from other skin conditions elsewhere in the world.

Clinical Microbiology Consultant Dr Yogandree Ramsamy graduates with a Masters degree.

Medical Microbiologist’s Research Attracts World Attention

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Research conducted by newly-qualified UKZN Medical Microbiologist Dr Yogandree Ramsamy has attracted massive international attention with her name appearing on the 2014 WHO’s WHO in the World listing.

UKZNs Dr Vineshree Govender graduated with a PhD in Medicine.

Study Investigates Impact of HIV and Obesity in the Development of Preeclampsia

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UKZN’s Dr Vineshree Govender graduated with a PhD in Medicine based on her study on the impact of HIV and obesity in the development of preeclampsia.

Dr Caron Jack, Telemedicine expert, graduates with a PhD.

Legal and Ethical Issues of eHealth in SA Assessed in Thesis

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PhD graduate in Telehealth, Dr Caron Jack, assessed legal and ethical issues around Telehealth, eHealth and mhealth communication technologies in her doctoral thesis.