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Meet UCT's half-marathon star
Thu, 25 May 2017 - 09:45

UCT medical student Jessica Pollock’s win in the Safari Half Marathon was just the latest arrow in an impressive athletic quiver.

Call for project proposals Masters Biomedical Forensic Science students
Fri, 12 May 2017 - 08:45

Dear Colleagues

Can I ask that you send this to your academic staff who may be interested in collaborating with us in a forensic science / pathology project for our Masters students; or interested in co-supervising such a project. As you know there are forensic aspects to all disciplines, for example, procedure related deaths (Section 56 of the Health Professions Amendment Act), trauma deaths, maternal mortality, child deaths, molecular autopsies, post mortem imaging / virtopsy, OP poisoning, etc.

Advert: UCT PhD Package Project - Call for Nominations for 2017
Thu, 11 May 2017 - 13:15

In 2017 there will be 12 new awards valued at R75,000 each.  These will be distributed as follows:

IDM Seminar Invitation - USA funding opportunities
Thu, 11 May 2017 - 13:00

University of Cape Town
The Institute of Infectious Disease & Molecular Medicine
invites you to attend a
Seminar on Wednesday, 24th May at 13h00-14h00
Wolfson Pavilion Lecture Theatre

HeFSSA Travel Award
Thu, 11 May 2017 - 12:15

HeFSSA has established an annual “HeFSSA Travel Award”. This award will hopefully help enhance local expertise and interest in heart failure in South Africa. We hope that knowledge gained will be shared through appropriate channels with local colleagues.

UCT researchers discover heart-attack gene
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 - 14:00

UCT researchers, through global collaboration, have identified a new gene that is a major cause of sudden death among young people and athletes.

Chance encounters: how Karen Sliwa is putting African cardiology on the map
Mon, 12 Dec 2016 - 12:45

Professor Karen Sliwa’s career has been characterised by chance and a lack of convention, and she has now broken convention again: she is the first woman and the first person from Africa to be elected as president of the World Heart Federation. 

Dr Ntobeko Ntusi, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine Research Excellence Award
Thu, 01 Sep 2016 - 10:00

for his work in better understanding cardiovascular disease, particularly in an African setting

Inauguration of the Lionel Opie Preclinical Imaging (LOPI) Core Facility
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 - 11:45

In October 2015, the Deputy Vice Chancellor Francis Peterson , Prof Lionel Opie and multiple researchers from different Institutions in the Western Cape gathered together to celebrate the opening of the new Lionel Opie Preclinical Imaging Core Facility at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town,

Six new UCT fellows announced
Sun, 18 Oct 2015 - 22:15

At a ceremony on Tuesday 13 October, UCT announced the names of six new fellows – permanent academic staff who are being recognised by UCT Council for distinguished academic work.

UCT scholars honoured at ASSAf award ceremony
Sun, 18 Oct 2015 - 22:00

Five UCT scholars were celebrated at the Academy of Science of South Africa’s annual award ceremony on 14 October in Stellenbosch.

Why special steps need to be taken to reduce the risk of dementia in Africa
Mon, 28 Sep 2015 - 23:15

Africa  is likely to see a rise in dementia over the next decades. This is for two reasons: its ageing population, an increase in non-communicable diseases and the effects of the HIV pandemic.- Article by Celeste De Jager