UKZN Academic achieves masters in Medical Science Cum Laude

The study of Anatomy brings a sparkle to the eye of Ms Pamela Pillay, who from humble beginnings as a demonstrator, research assistant and Academic Development Officer became a lecturer in the Discipline of Clinical Anatomy. She completed her honours degree and moved on to pursue a masters degree. On April 23, Ms Pillay was conferred with a Masters in Medical Science degree in Anatomy cum laude....
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PhD research leads to physical and nutritional health programme at schools

When Dr Rowena Naidoo began studying for her PhD in Sports Science three years ago she wanted to produce research that would have a positive outcome for society. And she will soon realise her goal when the KwaZulu-Natal Departments of Health and Education roll out the Nutrition and Physical Activity Programme (NAP) at schools around the province in March. The Programme is based on her research...
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Pharmacists as vaccinators in South Africa – addressing COVID-19 and beyond

As the world grapples with subsequent waves of COVID-19, the only hope for ending this pandemic is successful vaccination. As of March 2021, over 2.7 million people have succumbed to the virus globally and the number is still rising.1 Hence, the news that some pharmaceutical companies such as Pfizer and Moderna had managed to successfully develop a vaccine was uplifting and welcomed. South...
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Year of Publication 2020

Cele, M.W. and Mhlongo, E.M., Health professional’s perceptions on the integration of mental health into HIV services at primary health care settings in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Dludla, P.V., Nyambuya, T.M., Johnson, R., Silvestri, S., Orlando, P., Mazibuko-Mbeje, S.E., Gabuza, K.B., Mxinwa, V., Mokgalaboni, K., Tiano, L. and Muller, C.J., 2020. Metformin and heart failure–related outcomes...
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Year of Publication 2019

Baksh, M.A., Perumal-Pillay, V.A. and Oosthuizen, F., 2019. An Investigation Into the Knowledge of South African Pharmacists on the Identification and Management of Drug-Drug Interactions. Global Journal of Health Science, 11(12). Bangalee, V. and Suleman, F., 2019. Pseudo-Generics in South Africa: A Price Comparison. Value in health regional issues, 19, pp.87-91. Cobbing, S. and Chetty, V.,...
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Year of Publication 2018

Bangalee, V. and Suleman, F., 2018. A Comparative Study on Medicine Pricing in Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS). Global Journal of Health Science, 10(10). Bangalee, V. and Suleman, F., 2018. Is there transparency in the pricing of medicines in the South African private sector?. SAMJ: South African Medical Journal, 108(2), pp.82-83. Chetty, S., Bangalee, V. and Oosthuizen,...
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Navigating the postgraduate research landscape

Some interesting insights on their academic achievements from DRILL fellows Dr Saul Cobbing and Dr Verusia Chetty Read article here.
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Medical Education Partnership Initiative gives birth to AFREhealth

Comment in Lancet Global Health on AFREhealth. Read full article here.
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Research Ethics Resources

Ethical Issues and Ethics Reviews in Social Science Research Wassenaar, D.R. and Mamotte, N., 2012. Ethical issues and ethics reviews in social science research. The Oxford handbook of international psychological ethics, pp.268-282. Read publication here. Good and bad research collaborations: researchers’ views on science and ethics in global health research. Parker, M., & Kingori, P....
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