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World Cancer Day: Cervical cancer, patient navigators under the spotlighthttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=9725World Cancer Day: Cervical cancer, patient navigators under the spotlightCorporate Communication & Marketing / Korporatiewe Kommunikasie & BemarkingWorld Cancer Day was observed on 4 February. In opinion pieces for the media, experts at Stellenbosch University shed more light on cervical cancer and how cancer survivors could play a key role in helping new patients navigate treatment.
Newcomers encouraged to ‘make a difference’ in people’s liveshttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=9721Newcomers encouraged to ‘make a difference’ in people’s livesFMHS Marketing & Communications / FGGW Bemarking & Kommunikasie – Wilma Stassen“Matieland is a place where you can make your dreams come true … So dream bring!” With these words of encouragement, SU Rector and Vice-Chancellor, Prof Wim de Villiers welcomed first-year students to the FMHS.
Engaging students key to Prof Faadiel Essop’s teaching successhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=9716Engaging students key to Prof Faadiel Essop’s teaching successFMHS Marketing & Communications / FGGW Bemarking & Kommunikasie – Wilma Stassen“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled”. This quote by the Greek philosopher Plutarch forms part of Professor Faadiel Essop’s own teaching philosophy, which, for the second time, earned him a coveted Teaching Award from SU.
Mayosi-Netcare scholarship offers ‘opportunity of a lifetime’ for pharmacology experthttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=9713Mayosi-Netcare scholarship offers ‘opportunity of a lifetime’ for pharmacology expertFMHS Marketing & Communications / FGGW Bemarking & Kommunikasie – Sue SegarStellenbosch University graduate, specialist clinical pharmacologist and consultant at Tygerberg Hospital, Dr Veshni Pillay-Fuentes Lorente, has been awarded the Professor Bongani Mayosi Netcare Clinical Scholarship 2022.
Research explores issue of violence against people with disabilityhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=9711Research explores issue of violence against people with disabilityFMHS Marketing & Communications / FGGW Bemarking & Kommunikasie – Sue SegarAlarming statistics show that people with disability experience much higher rates of violence than the rest of the population, and that poverty, which often accompany disability, exacerbate the inequality they already face.
SU scientists first to detect new ‘kraken’ Covid variant in SAhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=9705SU scientists first to detect new ‘kraken’ Covid variant in SAFMHS Marketing & Communications / FGGW Bemarking & Kommunikasie – Ilse BigalkeIn Covid-19 history, Prof Tulio de Oliveira and his team at Stellenbosch University, will be remembered for first detecting the Beta variant of SARS-CoV-2 and later the Omicron variant.
TB is once again the deadliest disease in Africa - what went wronghttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=9701TB is once again the deadliest disease in Africa - what went wrongThe Conversation - Tom Nyirenda Effective tuberculosis (TB) treatment has been available for the past 60 years. But TB remains the leading cause of death from a single infectious agent.
Tiervlei community and SU engage on Hardekraaltjie restitution and memorialisation initiativehttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=9698Tiervlei community and SU engage on Hardekraaltjie restitution and memorialisation initiativeHardekraaltjie Steering CommitteeCommunity members of Ravensmead, formerly known as Tiervlei, participated in a conversation about Stellenbosch University’s (SU) restitution of the Hardekraaltjie cemetery.
Breast cancer patients may find it hard to stick to treatmenthttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=9688Breast cancer patients may find it hard to stick to treatmentThe Conversation – Jenny Edge & Brigitta KepkeyWorldwide, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer. It’s also the leading cause of cancer-related death among women.
FMHS community makes great strides towards sustainability in 2022http://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=9667FMHS community makes great strides towards sustainability in 2022DACES Student Representative - Matlatse MosibudiEnvironmental sustainability is one of the core components of SU strategic initiatives and the university includes it as a focus area across all aspects of its operational management, training, and research, as articulated in Vision 2040.