15 April 2016
Volume: 4
Issue: 15
Ms Danell Brand.

Hard Work the Answer, Says Summa Cum Laude Graduate

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Bachelor of Nursing candidate, Ms Danell Brand (23), was a top achiever in her discipline, graduating summa cum laude.

Ms Janelle Bricknell.

Top Speech-Language Pathology Student Graduates Cum Laude

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Ms Janelle Bricknell (22) graduated as the Discipline of Speech-Language Pathology’s Best Academic, Clinical and Community Practicals final-year student.

Supervisor, Dr Peter Owira seen with his group of students in the Pharmacology laboratory.

Grapefruit Juice Researchers Obtain PhDs in Pharmacology

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A Nigerian couple graduated with PhDs in Pharmacology in the record time of two years after completing novel research on the health benefits of a bioactive flavonoid, known as naringin, found in citrus fruits, mainly grapefruit.

Ms Khululwa Jakuja.

Eastern Cape Nurse Graduates Cum Laude

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Eastern Cape nurse Ms Khululwa Jakuja, was awarded her Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Practice) degree cum laude.

Ms Jenna Lambert.

Hockey Fan Graduates Cum Laude

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Former Epworth High School hockey star, Ms Jenna Lambert, was overjoyed when she received her Bachelor of Sport Science degree cum laude.

Dr Ndumiso Mhlongo.

From Humble Beginnings to PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry

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The Dean and Head of UKZN’s School of Health Sciences, Professor Mahmoud Soliman, applauded Dr Ndumiso Mhlongo of Eshowe who graduated with a PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry.

Dr Takshita Sookan.

PhD Improves Quality of Life for HIV Infected Individuals Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy

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Progressive resistance training (PRT) and whey protein intake is strongly recommended for HIV infected individuals receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART), according to a study by Dr Takshita Sookan who graduated with a Sports Science PhD.

Dr Pragashnie Govender.

Lecturer Develops Evidence-Based Clinical Algorithm to Assess Children with Hypotonia

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UKZN Occupational Therapy Lecturer, Dr Pragashnie Govender, was awarded her PhD after developing a new evidence-based clinical algorithm to assess children presenting with decreased muscle tone that results in hypotonia (floppiness).

Dr Moganavelli Reddy, Dr Shenuka Singh and Dr Sunitha Dookie.

Oral Health Custodians Obtain Dentistry PhDs

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Equal access to quality oral health services for South Africa’s young and old was high on the agenda of two newly graduated PhDs.

Mr Salem Kharwa and his daughters.

Father and Twin Daughters Obtain Health Sciences Degrees

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A Durban father and twin daughters all gradu