24 November 2021
Volume: 9
Issue: 51
Master of Medicine graduate, Dr Nahyan AL Mansoori.

UKZN Graduates its First Postgraduate Supernumerary as a Specialist in Emergency Medicine

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Dr Nahyan Al Mansoori received his Master of Medicine (MMed) in Emergency Medicine from UKZN, and a Fellowship in Emergency Medicine from the College of Medicine of South Africa.

PhD scholarship recipient, Dr Mengistu Meskele Koyira.

PhD Study Focuses on Intimate Partner Violence

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Dr Mengistu Meskele Koyira was awarded a PhD in Public Health for his study on Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) against Women Living with and without HIV: Contexts and Associated Factors in Wolaita Zone, Ethiopia.

PhD graduate in Health Sciences, Dr Patrick Mkhanyiseli Zimu.

Sport Science Lecturer Awarded PhD

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Lecturer in the Discipline of Biokinetics, Exercise and Leisure Sciences (BELS), Dr Patrick Mkhanyiseli Zimu graduated with a PhD in Health Sciences (Sport Science).

PhD in Physiology recipient, Dr Wadzanai Manjeese.

TB during Pregnancy Can Cause Autism - Study Finds

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Dr Wadzanai Manjeese was awarded a PhD in Physiology - Neuroscience for her study on the impact of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis (M. TB) infection on brain development.

An elated Ms Londeka Noxolo Zulu was awarded a Master’s in Optometry.

Health Train Clinic Manager Awarded Master’s Degree

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Transnet Foundation and Phelophepa Health Train Eye Clinic Manager Ms Londeka Noxolo Zulu was awarded a Master’s in Optometry.

Master of Pharmacy degree holder, Ms Lirosha Moodley.

Research on Pharmaceutical Expenditure Leads to Masters in Pharmacy

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‘I wish to use my skills acquired to do further research and promote research in my workplace - community healthcare,’ said an elated Pharmacy supervisor, Ms Lirosha Moodley after she graduated with a Master of Pharmacy degree.

Dr Babita Kushwaha graduated with a PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry.

PhD Study Tackles Infectious Diseases

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‘It is a great achievement and I am feeling very happy. My future aspiration is to become a successful researcher,’ said Dr Babita Kushwaha on graduating with a PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry.

Dr Adepeju Lateef (left) with her supervisor, Dr Mbali Mhlongo.

Doctoral Study Designs Model for Patient-Centred Care

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Dr Adepeju Lateef was awarded a PhD in Nursing for her study that developed a Patient-Centred Care (PCC) model to enhance nursing care and improve the quality of primary healthcare service delivery.

Mr Meluleki Thethwayo graduated with a Master’s in Physiotherapy cum laude.

Visually Impaired Physiotherapist Graduates with Master’s Degree Cum Laude

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Visually impaired Physiotherapist, Mr Meluleki Thethwayo, who is based in Ngwelezane Hospital in northern KwaZulu-Natal, graduated with a Master of Physiotherapy degree cum laude.

Dr Nompumelelo Mbatha graduated with a PhD in Traditional Medicine.

Promoting Indigenous Health Systems

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‘I feel honoured to have had an opportunity to explore the less travelled terrain of Indigenous Health Systems,’ said Dr Nompumelelo Mbatha following her graduation with a PhD in Traditional Medicine.

Dr Kibwe Mwewa the first UKZN student to conduct a monocrotalline-induced pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) rat model study.

Reversing the Progression of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

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Dr Kibwe Mwewa was awarded a PhD in Medical Sciences (Physiology) for his study that suggests that administration of Salidroside in the early and later stages of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is effective in reducing its progression.

Mr Siboniso Sithole, who holds a Master’s in Medical Sciences.

Traditional Medicine Shows Potential to Treat Breast Cancer

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Mr Siboniso Sithole was awarded a Master’s degree in Medical Sciences (Anatomy) for his study that investigated the immunomodulatory and anticancer effect of traditional medicine on breast cancer cells.

Mr Lesley Naidoo received a Master’s degree in Dentistry.

Master’s for Study on Tooth Enamel

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‘I am blessed and I hope to pursue a PhD on the protection of tooth enamel,’ said Mr Lesley Naidoo after he graduated with a Master’s degree in Dentistry.

Dr Bonisiwe Precious Mbatha aspires to be a trailblazer in science and innovation.

PhD Study Explores Alternative Treatment for Diabetes

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Dr Bonisiwe Precious Mbatha was awarded a PhD in Medical Sciences (Physiology) for her study that explored whether a new transition metal complex (Dioxidovanadium) could be used as an alternative treatment for diabetes by comparing its effects to those of insulin, which is the standard drug to treat diabetes mellitus.

PhD graduate, Dr Majeed Ganai.

PhD Graduate Seeks to Make a Difference

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‘This is a really proud moment for me,’ said Dr Majeed Ganai who graduated with a PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry.