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Family Medicine Wins the “Excellent Teaching Team” Award
Faculty Marketing & Communication
Posted on 13 Feb 2014

The first ever award made to a team by the Council of Higher Education Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association of South Africa “National Excellence in Teaching Award” project was won by Professor Jannie Hugo and his team. As head of the Department of Family Medicine at the Faculty of Health Sciences University of Pretoria (UP), Hugo and his team have created an innovative platform to serve the educational needs of undergraduate and postgraduate medical and clinical associate students in 21st century South Africa.

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Institute for Cellular and Molecular Medicine receives NRF grant
Marketing: Faculty of Health Sciences
Posted on 22 Jan 2014

Stem cell research is progressing rapidly and several exciting new therapeutic opportunities are emerging. In the Faculty of Health Sciences, a research group in the Institute for Cellular and Molecular Medicine, led by Professor Michael Pepper is working in the vanguard of this field and has been awarded funding for the purchase of a much-needed cell sorter.

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Dr Kirstie Rendall-Mkosi awarded the inaugural Jakes Gerwel Award in Public Health
Ronel Leyds
Posted on 17 Jan 2014

Dr Kirstie Rendall-Mkosi, a senior lecturer in the School of Health Systems and Public Health at the Faculty of Health Sciences, UP, is the proud recipient of the inaugural Jakes Gerwel Award in Public Health.

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UP Prof appointed chairperson of Medical Research Council (MRC) Board
Health Sciences
Posted on 19 Nov 2013

The Head of the University of Pretoria’s Department of Nuclear Medicine, Prof Mike Sathekge, has been appointed as chairperson of the MRC Board. Prof Sathekge has a wide range of academic research and professional roles, which have resulted in many national and international publications. The MRC chairperson is appointed by the national Minister of Health, and the MRC Board provides strategy for world-class collaborative research dedicated to finding cures for human disease, improving the health and well-being of South Africans.

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UP Prof awarded prestigious MRC Flagship Award
Health Sciences
Posted on 08 Nov 2013

Prof Michael Pepper, Director of the Institute for Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the Faculty of Health Sciences, was awarded one of the prestigious University Flagship Project research grants from the Medical Research Council (MRC). The Flagship Project grants are the largest medical research grants of the MRC and aim to allocate funding to support clinical research in South Africa. The grant will provide about R16 million over a period of three years.

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SARETI African Health Research Ethics Symposium
Jan Kleinsmit
Posted on 29 Jul 2010

29th September - 1st October 2010, Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa

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UP Appointed the First Professorial Chair in Philosophy and Psychiatry Outside Of Europe
Posted on 16 Nov 2009

Supported by the International Network of Philosophy and Psychiatry (INPP) and the World Psychiatric Association’s (WPA) Section for the Philosophy and History of Psychiatry, Professor Werdie van Staden has recenlty been appointed by the University of Pretoria as the First Professorial Chair in Philosophy & Psychiatry outside of Europe.

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