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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.

Professor Marc Mendelson writes piece on ‘antibiotic guardians’ for The Conversation
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 - 15:00

Professor Marc Mendelson (Head of the Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine at UCT) has written a piece for The Conversation.

Dr Charlotte Schutz from CIDRI-Africa and Department of Medicine receives Young Researcher Award
Fri, 08 Nov 2019 - 13:30

Two new Fellows were inducted into the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) prestigious College of Fellows at the annual fellows dinner held at Smuts Hall this week. In addition, six College of Fellows Young Researcher Awards were made.

Confirmed: vaccine could prevent TB
Wed, 02 Oct 2019 - 08:45

Two University of Cape Town research groups participated in a study that examined how well a new tuberculosis vaccine works in adults.

UCT team’s central role in R5-bn settlement
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 - 10:00

University of Cape Town (UCT) academics Dr Shahieda Adams and Professor Mohamed Jeebhaywere part of a team that played an integral role in providing technical medical input to the legal arguments in South Africa’s historic R5-billion settlement for the gold miners who contracted silicosis and/or pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) at work.

Clinical research site shines in Khayelitsha
Thu, 01 Aug 2019 - 15:00

Working on some of the most important breakthroughs in tuberculosis (TB) diagnostics globally, and testing HIV and TB vaccines, is a vital part of the pioneering work being done at the Khayelitsha-based Wellcome Centre for Infectious Diseases Research in Africa (CIDRI-Africa).

Why do HIV-positive inpatients with TB die?
Wed, 03 Jul 2019 - 14:30

People living with HIV who are hospitalized at the time tuberculosis is diagnosed are at high risk of death, even after starting antituberculosis treatment. Charlotte Schutz and members of the CIDRI-Africa team studied a group of patients to find out why.

NEW Award available to 3rd Year SSM Students in Endocrinology - £300 for best research project mark
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 - 09:15

A £300 award is available for third year special study module (SSM) students who undertake their research projects in the Division of Endocrinology.

Dr Ying Zhao, registrar in the Department of Medicine, presents her MMed study findings at AIDS 2018 Conference in Amsterdam
Thu, 09 Aug 2018 - 12:30

Dr Ying Zhao’s MMed study is entitled “Improved treatment outcomes with bedaquiline when substituted for second-line injectable agents in multidrug resistant tuberculosis”. Her MMed is supervised by Dr Sean Wasserman and Professor Graeme Meintjes. 

Fogarty HIV-associated TB Training Program Fellowship
Sat, 10 Feb 2018 - 11:00

Fogarty HIV-associated TB Training Program

3 x 1-month fellowship to attend the Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology & Biostatistics Courses at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, US

The GSIEB runs from 11th to 30th June 2018

Application deadline: 28th February 2018

ESC Congress free registration and travel grants for young fellows and scientists
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 - 13:15

As indicated in the SA Heart® circular, there are support opportunities for young cardiologists and scientists to attend the ESC congress.