Record Number of Medical Students Graduate Cum Laude
A record number of 18 Medical students graduated cum laude through UKZN’s College of Health Sciences this year.
Newly-diagnosed, HIV-infected Black isiZulu-speaking women are at a high risk of developing depression during pregnancy, a UKZN study conducted by Miss Puvashnee Nydoo has revealed.
A Senior Lecturer in Traditional Medicine, Dr Mlungisi Ngcobo, graduated with a PhD in Health Sciences (Traditional Medicine) following a study which compared the immunomodulatory effects of a commercial traditional medicine product to a traditional immune tonic produced by a traditional healer.
Public Health scientist, Dr Tivani Mashamba-Thompson, graduated with a PhD for a study titled: “Evaluating the Accessibility and Utility of HIV-Related Point of Care (POC) Diagnostics for Maternal Health in Rural South Africa”.
A study which demonstrated that HIV positive children treated with an abacavir- based regimen have a good probability of virological suppression, earned Dr Stephane Montgomery a Master of Medicine degree in Paediatrics.
Pregnant women accessing highly active antiretroviral treatment (HAART) remain at increased risk of infectious morbidity and may possibly experience heightened morbidity from obstetric conditions, a PhD study conducted by HOD: Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dr Motshedisi Sebitloane, has found.
A lack of knowledge about HIV and homes without a “father figure” put young girls in KwaZulu-Natal at a higher risk of contracting cervical cancer, according to a UKZN researcher.
A doctoral study evaluated the Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) of people living in lower socio-economic areas, comparing People Living with HIV (PLWHIV) on antiretroviral therapy (ART) and HIV negative respondents, and factors associated with their HRQoL.
A lecturer in the School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences, Dr Bongiwe Ndlovu, has been awarded a PhD in Virology working under the supervision of Professor Thumbi Ndung’u.
The findings of PhD research by a Nigerian anatomist have shown the use of a popular herbal anti-HIV product - extract of Hypoxis hemerocallidea – to be detrimental to men, possibly leading to infertility.