Dr Dirk Blom of the UCT/Groote Schuur's Hospital Division of Lipidology is first author of a New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) paper showing that novel US drug Evolocumab reduces "bad cholesterol" by a further 57% when added to standard cholesterol-lowering therapy.
Article "Man with a mission" was recently published by Tamar Kahn (Business Day) featuring Prof Keertan Dheda.
Born in the rural Eastern Cape, Neliswa Gogela (36) knew from an early age that she wanted to be a doctor.
“I made my mind up that I would study as hard as I could to make my dream come true,” said Neliswa. “My grandmother often said to me, that we didn’t have enough paraffin for me to stay up so late every night.”