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Departmental Research Committee -  Professor Peter Smith

The Department of Medicine has a strong research ethic and pursues basic, clinical and epidemiological research on board front. We incorporate 10 major research units, including the Allergy Diagnostic & Clinical Research Unit, Albertina &Walter Sisulu Institute of Ageing in Africa, Centre of Excellence for Chronic Disease in Sub-Saharan Africa, Desmond Tutu HIV Research Centre, UCT/UCL Hatter Institute for Cardiology Research, UCT Leukaemia Unit, Lung Infection and Immunity Unit, UCT Lung Institute, MRC/UCT Liver Research Centre, MRC/UCT/UWC Research Unit for Traditional Medicines and the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Drug Policy.

A Clinical Research Support Unit (CRSU) has been established under the auspices of the Departmental Research Unit and is chaired by { Dr. Maia Lesosky } [  ], the departmental biostatistician. The CRSU runs the { statistical consulting unit } [ ] for the department and offers a { Clinical Research Methods Course } [ ], a program of weekly seminars aimed at assisting departmental researchers initiate their own research projects and programs.