Hard Work the Answer, Says Summa Cum Laude Graduate
Bachelor of Nursing candidate, Ms Danell Brand (23), was a top achiever in her discipline, graduating summa cum laude.
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.
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.
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 Samuel Otabor Wajuihian of Nigeria obtained a PhD in Optometry after performing vision screening on over 1 200 students in the uThungulu District to identify quantity and develop strategies to address near vision anomalies in high school children.
UKZN Pharmaceutical Sciences Lecturer, Dr Manimbulu Nlooto, obtained his PhD on 14 April after completing a compelling study on the traditional, complementary and alternative medicines (TCAM) used by HIV infected patients in KwaZulu-Natal.
A first-of-its-kind model of care for the rehabilitation of people living with HIV (PLHIV) in South Africa is being implemented at Mariannhill near Durban where UKZN Physiotherapy Lecturer, Dr Verusia Chetty, conducted research for her PhD.