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.
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,
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
Colleagues and students in the Faculty of Health Sciences were recently thrilled by the news that Professor Robert J Wilkinson, Director of the Clinical Infectious Disease Research Initiative (CIDRI). Full Member of the Institute for Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM) and Honorary Professor in the Department of Medicine, had been awarded an A1 rating – the highest – by the National Research Foundation (NRF).
The pre-eminent funder for health-related research in South Africa, the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) is funding crucial work relevant to the local context in several clinical departments in the Faculty of Health Sciences at UCT.