Dear Colleagues,


We are pleased to open submissions for the Department of Medicine Best Publication Award 2019.   

The Department of Medicine is offering a prize to the value of R10 000 (ten thousand Rands) for the best publication by a student or junior investigator (age of 40 years or less) in the department.  The age limit need not apply if the candidate is a registered student.  The publication will be judged by its quality and potential impact on health.  Basic science, translational and clinical papers, will be accepted for consideration.  The manuscript must have been published or accepted for publication by a peer-reviewed journal between the dates 1st July 2018 – 30th June 2019 inclusive.  A transparent rating process will be used to evaluate the submitted manuscripts.


Closing date for applications is the 20th of September by no later than 16:00.


Submission forms are available from Miss Janine Daniels. Please submit your application (PDF copy of your published manuscript together with the submission form) to Miss Janine Daniels; Department of Medicine, H Floor, Room H52, Old Main Building, Groote Schuur Hospital, Observatory or electronically to


The winner will be announced at Medicine Research Day 2019.


Yours sincerely,


A/Prof J Peter

Chair – Departmental Research Committee

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Thursday, 19 September 2019
UCT team’s central role in R5-bn settlement

University of Cape Town (UCT) academics Dr Shahieda Adams and Professor Mohamed Jeebhaywere part of a team that played an integral role in providing technical medical input to the legal arguments in South Africa’s historic R5-billion settlement for the gold miners who contracted silicosis and/or pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) at work.

Publication Date:
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 - 10:00
NEW Award available to 3rd Year SSM Students in Endocrinology - £300 for best research project mark

A £300 award is available for third year special study module (SSM) students who undertake their research projects in the Division of Endocrinology.

Publication Date:
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 - 09:15
Dr Ying Zhao, registrar in the Department of Medicine, presents her MMed study findings at AIDS 2018 Conference in Amsterdam

Dr Ying Zhao’s MMed study is entitled “Improved treatment outcomes with bedaquiline when substituted for second-line injectable agents in multidrug resistant tuberculosis”. Her MMed is supervised by Dr Sean Wasserman and Professor Graeme Meintjes. 

Publication Date:
Thu, 09 Aug 2018 - 12:30
Fogarty HIV-associated TB Training Program Fellowship

Fogarty HIV-associated TB Training Program

3 x 1-month fellowship to attend the Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology & Biostatistics Courses at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, US

The GSIEB runs from 11th to 30th June 2018

Application deadline: 28th February 2018

Publication Date:
Sat, 10 Feb 2018 - 11:00