Important news regarding Graduations for this year and part of 2021.
Please take note of the 15 July 2020 version of the COVID-19 UCTGSH Approach.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The discovery of a rare new strain of HIV for the first time in nearly 20 years recently made headlines around the world.
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.
The pair have joined the Centre as Contributing Investigators.
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.
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.