23 April 2018
Volume: 6
Issue: 17
Ms Akhona Sikutshwa beat the odds to graduate summa cum laude.

Medical Sciences Student Graduates Summa Cum Laude after Uphill Battle

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Ms Akhona Sikutshwa was awarded her Medical Sciences degree summa cum laude from the School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Science.

Professor Anil Chuturgoon (centre) inspires greatness by graduating four PhD students.

Four Medical Biochemist Researchers Awarded Doctorates

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The Discipline of Medical Biochemistry at UKZN’s College of Health Sciences celebrated achievements of four Medical Biochemist Scientists who were awarded Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences degrees.

Staff member, Dr Khayelihle Makhathini, graduates with a PhD in Physiology.

Neuroscientist Hopes to Counter Awareness Barriers Around Mental Disorders

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PhD graduate of Philosophy in Human Physiology, Dr Khayelihle Brian Makhathini, plans to establish an awareness programme that will educate communities about mental disorders.

Dr Duyilemi Chris Ajonijebu graduated with a PhD in Physiology.

Inheritance Patterns in Drug Usage Researched for Degree

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Dr Duyilemi Chris Ajonijebu was always determined to venture out beyond teaching into the challenging field of research and proof of his success in doing that was evident for all to see when he was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy (Physiology) degree.

Celebrating excellence are Dr Kwazi Ndlovu (left) and Dr Nomandla Madala with their supervisor Professor Alain Assounga.

Nephrologists Graduate with PhDs and Join Elite Group

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Dr Nomandla Madala and Dr Kwazi Celani Ndlovu have graduated with Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Medicine, joining an elite group of just seven Specialist Physicians and Nephrologists holding PhDs in South Africa.

Scooping the majority of the prizes in Medicine is Dr Lisha Jeena, who graduated cum laude.

Top Medical Student Graduates Cum Laude and Bags Academic Honours

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Dean’s Commendations in each of her six years of study, Certificates of Merit in five of six final year subjects, graduating with an MBChB cum laude and receiving several subject prizes like the EB Adams Award for the Highest mark in Medicine and the Eucerine Dermatology award, Dr Lisha Jeena can look back with a huge amount of pride and satisfaction on her Higher Education achievements.

Dr Nkosinathi Shongwe with his proud mum at the Graduation ceremony.

Medical Doctor Graduates Despite Severe Brain Damage

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Dr Nkosinathi Shongwe, who survived a fatal motor vehicle accident, which claimed the life of his friend and colleague, Mr Tumelo Seliane - a final-year Medical student at UKZN in 2015 - has graduated.

Dr Ngomu “Akeem” Akilimali (right) with his supervisor, Professor Thumbi Ndung’u.

Against the Odds - Refugee Student Obtains PhD

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Things were not easy for Dr Ngomu “Akeem” Akilimali – among the many challenges were being French-speaking and a refugee with little money in his pockets.

Skin care brand Eucerin acknowledges UKZN’s top Dermatology students.

Medical Graduates Receive Prestigious Eucerin Award

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UKZN’s Department of Dermatology in the School of Clinical Medicine recently awarded seven top performing Dermatology final-year Medical students with Eucerin Awards valued at one thousand rand (R1 000) each during the Final Year awards ceremony held by the College of Health Sciences at UKZN Howard campus.

From left: Dr Alishka Rajman, Dr Ozayr Mohamed, Head of Public Health Medicine Dr Saloshni Naidoo and Dr Dishiki Kalonji.

Academic Graduates Nine Masters Students

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Academic Co-ordinator in the Discipline of Public Health Medicine Dr Ozayr Mohamed supervised the graduation of nine masters students in the 2018 Graduation ceremonies.