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Graduation 2020/2021
Wed, 29 Jul 2020 - 11:15

Important news regarding Graduations for this year and part of 2021.

Wed, 15 Jul 2020 - 14:45

Please take note of the 15 July 2020 version of the COVID-19 UCTGSH Approach.

Preventing intrahospital transmission of COVID-19
Thu, 25 Jun 2020 - 14:45

Friedrich Thienemann holds an honorary appointment in the Department of Medicine UCT/GSH. In this publication, he writes on the topic of preventing intrahospital transmission of COVID-19.

Preparing for online teaching in Medicine during the COVID-19 pandemic – March 2020
Sun, 15 Mar 2020 - 14:15

Our MBChB undergraduate Medicine teaching program for 4th and 6th year students has traditionally consisted of face-to-face consultant-led, seminar-based teaching augmented by small-group bedside teaching, with students gaining clinical experience when they join Medical firms as the junior members of the team for the duration of their Medicine rotation.

COVID-19 Resources
Tue, 10 Mar 2020 - 12:15

With the international spread of COVID-19, health care professionals need to be ready to provide appropriate advice, diagnostic work-up and management for patients suspected or confirmed to have the condition.

Memorial Service held to honour Professor Emeritus Lionel Opie
Tue, 03 Mar 2020 - 13:15

The Department of Medicine held a Memorial Service on 3 March 2020 to honour Professor Emeritus Lionel Opie, who passed away on 20 February 2020.

Physicians Conference jointly organised by UCT and Stellenbosch Departments of Medicine
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 - 13:00

Our recent biennial Physicians Conference was held at the River Club in Observatory, 20-23 February 2020. For the 1st time in the history of the conference this was a joint initiative with our colleagues from Stellenbosch University.

What the discovery of a new HIV strain means for the pandemic
Fri, 14 Feb 2020 - 09:30

The discovery of a rare new strain of HIV for the first time in nearly 20 years recently made headlines around the world.

Clinical trial halted, but search for HIV vaccine continues
Tue, 04 Feb 2020 - 09:45

The early abandonment of HIV vaccine study HVTN 702 (also known as Uhambo) in South Africa for failing to prevent infections is a huge setback in the quest to find an HIV vaccine. However, this will not deter scientists, said the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Professor Linda-Gail Bekker.

CIDRI-Africa welcomes Professors Ntobeko Ntusi and Liesl Zühlke
Wed, 15 Jan 2020 - 09:15

The pair have joined the Centre as Contributing Investigators.

Understanding why people get TB by instilling live mycobacteria into the human lung
Tue, 31 Dec 2019 - 06:15

Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major global health threat with ~1.5 million deaths annually. Global elimination of TB is hampered by the lack of an effective vaccine. BCG is currently the only licenced TB vaccine but its efficacy is limited especially in adults.

Dr Sean Wasserman (Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine) awarded 2019 Stephen Lawn TB-HIV Research Leadership Prize
Fri, 29 Nov 2019 - 09:00

Clinical Research Platform Academic Sean Wasserman was awarded the Stephen Lawn TB-HIV Research Leadership Prize at the 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Hyderabad, India.