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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