13 September 2019
Volume: 7
Issue: 52
Nursing academic, Dr Mary Ann Jarvis, graduated with a PhD in Nursing.

Loneliness and Mental Wellbeing of Residents in Homes for the Elderly Assessed in PhD Thesis

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Loneliness and depression among people resident in homes for the elderly was assessed in a PhD thesis by a lecturer in UKZN’s School of Nursing and Public Health, Dr Mary Jarvis.

UKZN staffer, Dr Urvashni Nirghin, is passionate about Paediatric Eye Health.

PhD Graduate Creates IsiZulu Paediatric Rate of Reading Test

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A passion to improve the reading skills of children with learning difficulties and visual impairments inspired an academic in the Discipline of Optometry, Dr Urvashni Nirghin, to develop and validate an isiZulu Paediatric Rate of Reading (PRR) Test.

Dr Winnie Baphumelele Cele celebrates being awarded a Doctoral degree.

Mental Health Care Vital in HIV Treatment – Doctoral Thesis Finding

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The importance of mental health care being integrated into HIV services at primary health care settings and the stigma attached to mental illness were the focus of a doctoral thesis by UKZN Nursing Mental Health lecturer, Dr Winnie Baphumelele Cele.

PhD in Public Health graduate, Dr Tafadzwa Mindu.

Doctorate for Research into Infection by Parasitic Worms

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Improving knowledge - about schistosomiasis a disease caused by infection of fresh water parasitic worms - in the uMkhanyakude area was the subject of research by Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences (Public Health) graduate, Dr Tafadzwa Mindu (29).

Advancing Rural Health earned Dr Landiwe Khuzwayo a PhD in Health Sciences.

Deep-Seated Passion for Advancing Rural Health Drives Doctoral Graduate

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A passion for promoting rural health and community health programmes is a driving force for Dr Landiwe Khuzwayo who was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences from the School of Nursing and Public Health at UKZN.

Delving into the world of cancer resulted in a PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry for Dr Andrew Olotu.

PhD in Pharmacy for Cancer Researcher

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Dr Fisayo Andrew Olotu of Nigeria graduated with a PhD in Pharmacy following a study he did that presented medicinal chemistry and computer-aided drug design perspectives into the therapeutic blockage of crucial pro-carcinogenic machinery and their roles in cancer development.

Ms Isabella Anna Theresa Markham Ferreira received a Master of Medical Sciences in Virology.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship for Virology Master’s Graduate

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UKZN Master of Medical Sciences in Virology graduate, Ms Isabella Anna Theresa Markham Ferreira, has been awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship.

MLCCP Research Assistant, Dr Phindile Mlaba, graduated with a Master’s degree in Public Health.

Master’s Research Highlights Burden on Families of Cancer Sufferers

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A UKZN study has found that family caregivers suffer psychological, social and financial challenges as a result of caring for a family member living with cancer.

Dr Solange Mianda graduated with a PhD in Public Health.

Hopes of Reducing Maternal and Perinatal Mortality at the Core of PhD Thesis

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Towards Skilled Midwives: a Model to Ensure Clinical Leadership in the Labour Wards of District Hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal, was the title of a doctoral thesis by Dr Solange Zoe Mianda of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Dr Daniel Amoako received a PhD in Pharmaceutical Microbiology.

Doctoral Research Finds Urgent Need for Heightened Regulations in SA Animal Food Production

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A UKZN researcher says he has found evidence to support the urgent implementation of heightened antibiotic regulation and stewardship in the animal food production system in South Africa.

Head of Internal Medicine at Edendale hospital, Dr Douglas Wilson graduated with a PhD.

Improving Health Care for HIV and TB Patients Spurred PhD Graduate

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Ward experiences by the Head of the Clinical Unit in the Department of Internal Medicine at Edendale Hospital in Pietermaritzburg, Dr Douglas Wilson (53), enlightened him about the need to contribute towards helping improve care for patients with HIV and tuberculosis.

Dr Nikita Devnarain earned a Doctoral degree for her study on the Zika virus.

Doctoral Graduate Aims to Rid the World of Zika Virus

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Research into the Zika virus which is transmitted mainly by mosquitoes resulted in Dr Nikita Devnarain graduating with a PhD degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from UKZN.

Dr Maria Mokobane overcame all odds to graduate with a PhD in Behavioural Medicine.

Research finds Awareness Campaigns Vital in Fight Against ADHD in Children

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With Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affecting six to 10 percent of schoolchildren, the findings of a doctoral study stress the importance of awareness campaigns to achieve early diagnosis and treatment in the hope of preventing long-term psychiatric disorders.

From left: Dr Bizuw Gebermariam, Dr Daga Makaza (NUST, Zimbabwe), Dr Rowena Naidoo and Dr Gashaw Analeyi.

Four Ethiopian Students Achieve Doctorates all Related to Sport

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Four Ethiopian students in the Discipline of Biokinetics, Exercise and Leisure Sciences (BELS) graduated with doctoral degrees from UKZN’s College of Health Sciences.