15 April 2016
Volume: 4
Issue: 13
Professor Salim Abdool Karim with Dr Robert Gallo and Vice-Chancellor Professor Albert van Jaarsveld.

Professor Salim Abdool Karim Receives UKZN Fellowship Award

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The Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) Director and the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s (UKZN) Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research, Professor Salim Abdool Karim was one of four prominent academics in the April 2016 graduations to receive the UKZN Fellowship Award for research excellence and distinguished academic achievement.

Professor Prakash Jeena.

Pneumonia Accounts for Millions of Deaths in Children Under Five, PhD Study Reveals

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Despite the availability of a wide range of potent antibiotics, pneumonia accounts for 6.6 million deaths in children under five years old, a study conducted by UKZN’s Department of Paediatrics and Child Health’s Professor Prakash Jeena has found.

Dr Alicia Pauline Poole.

Poole Graduates Summa Cum Laude

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Medical student, Dr Alicia Pauline Poole, who graduated summa cum laude plans to specialise in Obstetrics and Gynaecology once she completes her internship and community service.

Mr Zola Mpofana and Miss Keira Tucker.

Medical Science Boffins Graduate Cum Laude

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UKZN’s Medical Science class of 2015 was topped by cum laude graduates Ms Keira Tucker and Mr Zola Mpofana.

Dr Zubair Haffajee.

Cum Laude Degree for Medical Student

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Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery student (MBChB), Dr Zubair Haffajee, graduated cum laude at UKZN’s College of Health Sciences Graduation ceremony.

Dr Jerusha Premraj.

Cum Laude Medical Student Celebrates Her Success

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Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) graduate, Dr Jerusha Premraj, who graduated cum laude, said she was very pleased with herself and her efforts because now she knew that all those sleepless nights and long hours spent in the library were not in vain.

Dr Mumta Hargovan.

Cum Laude Medical Graduate Looks Forward to Community Service

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Graduating cum laude for her MBChB degree marks the start of a new chapter in her life, says Dr Mumta Hargovan.

Dr Leonard Charles Marais.

UKZN Orthopaedic Surgeon’s PhD Study Develops New Approach to Treatment of Chronic Osteomyelitis

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UKZN’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery’s Dr Leonard Charles Marais has developed a novel stratification system and treatment strategy selection algorithm for the treatment of chronic osteomyelitis.

Dr Naseera Joossab.

Dream Ending for Zimbabwe-Born Medical Student

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Dr Naseera Joossab of Zimbabwe realised a long-held dream when she graduated cum laude with an MBChB degree.

Dr Ozayr Mahomed graduates with his PhD.

Integrated Chronic Disease Management Model Improves Quality of Patient Care

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Dr Ozayr Mahomed, UKZN’s Academic Coordinator-Graduate Programme in Public Health, received a PhD in Public Health Medicine for his thesis titled: “The Implementation and Sustainability of an Integrated Chronic Disease Management Model (ICDM) at Primary Healthcare Level in South Africa”.

Dr Nando Ferreira.

UKZN Study Produces Novel Treatment for Tibial Non-Unions

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UKZN Orthopaedic specialist, Dr Nando Ferreira, graduated with a PhD in Medicine for his study which developed a novel treatment algorithm incorporating new treatment strategies with the use of circular external fixators for the management of tibial non-unions.

Dr Faizal Thayab.

Outstanding Medical Student Graduates Summa Cum Laude

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The recipient of several prestigious academic awards, Dr Faizal Thayab, graduated summa cum laude for his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) degree.

Dr Roger Phili.

PhD Explores Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision

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The feasibility of integrating Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) with other HIV and sexual reproductive health programmes was evaluated in the thesis of PhD graduate, Dr Roger Phili.

Dr Sinaye Ngcapu graduates with his PhD.

HIV Risk Attached to Using Injectable Contraceptives Studied for PhD Degree

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Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) research associate and basic scientist, Dr Sinaye Ngcapu, received a PhD for his research on the HIV infection risk associated with the use of injectable hormonal contraceptives.

Dr Catherine Koofhethile celebrates with her family from Botswana.

PhD Study Sheds New Light on Immune Responses that Control HIV Infection

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UKZN’s HIV Pathogenesis Programme (HPP) celebrated Dr Catherine Kegakilwe Koofhethile of Botswana obtaining a PhD in Immunology with research which has brought scientists a step closer to understanding the phenomenon whereby a rare group of individuals control HIV-1 infection without antiretroviral therapy.

Dr Helen Mulol.

A Study of Breast Milk Intake by Infants Forms Basis of Doctoral Study

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“A Longitudinal Study of Breast Milk Intake Volumes in African Infants in a Typical Urban Disadvantaged South African Community” was the title of a study which resulted in Dr Helen Mulol graduating with a PhD through UKZN’s Department of Paediatrics and Child Health.

Dr Nyamongo W Onkoba.

Study Reveals How Tissue-Dwelling Worm Evades Host Immunity

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PhD graduate in Public Health, Dr Nyamongo W Onkoba, completed a study which shows how a tissue-dwelling worm which causes Trichinellosis can evade host immunity and establish its parasitism.

Dr Khalid Moosa.

Third Generation “Dr Moosa” Graduates

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‘I’m honored and pleasantly surprised to be a top student and a third generation Dr Moosa,’ said Medical student Dr Khalid Moosa (24) who graduated cum laude.

Dr Kamal Govind.

Cum Laude MBChB Degree for Talented Student

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‘It is an honour to have graduated among the top students in Medicine at UKZN,’ said Dr Kamal Govind after receiving his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) degree cum laude.

Professor Anil Chuturgoon with his students.

Six Friends Graduate Together at UKZN

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The dream of six friends came true when they graduated together with PhDs in Medical Biochemistry.

Dr Saeeda Paruk.

Urgent Need for Intervention Services for Psychotic Youth, PhD Study Finds

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A UKZN study suggests there is a need for urgent dual intervention services for psychotic youth.

Dr Minette McCabe.

Cum Laude Graduate ‘Done with Studying’

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‘I am done with studying now. This is my third qualification,’ said Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) student Dr Minette McCabe, who graduated cum laude.

Dr Kogie Naidoo.

PhD Study Provides Evidence for Clinical Management of TB/HIV Co-Infection

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A UKZN PhD study in Public Health Medicine has generated evidence for policy and clinical management of patients with HIV and TB co-infection.

Dr Anushka Ajith receives UKZN doctorate.

PhD for HIV-Associated Hypertension Researcher

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HIV positive pre-eclamptic women have higher levels of peripheral natural killer (NK) cells compared to their HIV negative counterparts, a doctoral study by UKZN Human Physiology Lecturer, Dr Anushka Ajith, has found.

Dr Yoshan Moodley.

Study Investigates Impact of Hypertension on Peri-Operative Health Outcomes

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A study investigating the impact of hypertension, or high blood pressure, on the peri-operative (around the time of the operation) health outcomes of patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery, secured Dr Yoshan Moodley a PhD in Anaesthestics.

Dr Navisha Dookie and Dr Parveen Sobia.

TB Researchers Obtain PhDs

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Dr Navisha Dookie, Dr Santosh Kumar and Dr Parveen Sobia all graduated with PhDs in Medical Microbiology following studies aimed at advancing global TB research.