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Why vaccines, and not ivermectin, will be our only possible way out of the pandemichttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=8450Why vaccines, and not ivermectin, will be our only possible way out of the pandemicHanél Sadie-Van Gijsen Vaccines, and not ivermectin, will be our only possible way out of the pandemic, argues Dr Hanél Sadie-Van Gijsen from the Centre for Cardio-metabolic Research in Africa (CARMA) in an opinion piece for TimesLive.
Gray champions immunology through teaching and expansionhttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=8440Gray champions immunology through teaching and expansionFMHS Marketing & Communications / FGGW Bemarking & Kommunikasie – Sue SegarWhen Professor Clive Gray was a young third-year student in Bristol in the UK in the early 1980s, he went to his first immunology lecture and was “completely fascinated”.
The story of Milo Pillay, the strongman who lifted a bar for South African sportshttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=8433The story of Milo Pillay, the strongman who lifted a bar for South African sportsThe Conversation – Dr Francois Cleophas*A vast international body of literature exists on sports under apartheid. Yet there’s hardly any scholarship on South African black weightlifting history from earlier periods, which were also marked by racial, class and gender discrimination.
Prof Linda Visser takes the lead at Division of Ophthalmologyhttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=8424Prof Linda Visser takes the lead at Division of OphthalmologyFMHS Marketing & Communications / FGGW Bemarking & Kommunikasie – Jackie Pienaar-BrinkThat warm feeling never goes away when you see the joy on a patient’s face the moment it sinks in that he can see again after cataract or retinal detachment surgery.
South Africans are keener to get vaccinated. But many still need to be convincedhttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=8417South Africans are keener to get vaccinated. But many still need to be convincedThe Conversation – Prof Ronelle Burger*The number of people being vaccinated against Covid-19 in South Africa is on the rise after a bumpy start.
Renowned bioinformatician joins forces with Stellenbosch University in fight against pandemicshttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=8418Renowned bioinformatician joins forces with Stellenbosch University in fight against pandemicsCorporate Communication & Marketing / Korporatiewe Kommunikasie & BemarkingProf Tulio de Oliveira, the world-renowned bioinformatician who identified a new variant of COVID-19 in South Africa in December 2020, is to set up a new institute at SU aimed at understanding and controlling epidemics and pandemics.
Rapid rise in student numbers at Ukwanda Centre in Upingtonhttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=8411Rapid rise in student numbers at Ukwanda Centre in UpingtonFMHS Marketing & Communications / FGGW Bemarking & Kommunikasie – Susan Erasmus Clinical training at the Ukwanda Centre for Rural Health in Upington is well under way, with the number of students doing their clinical training there having increased from six in 2018, to 48 in 2020.
Prof Susan van Schalkwyk receives SAAHE’s Distinguished Educator Awardhttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=8404Prof Susan van Schalkwyk receives SAAHE’s Distinguished Educator AwardFMHS Marketing & Communications / FGGW Bemarking & Kommunikasie – Tyrone AugustThis year’s recipient of the prestigious Distinguished Educator Award of the South African Association of Health Educationalists (SAAHE) is Prof Susan van Schalkwyk.
Lush vegetable garden a ‘sweet spot’ for FMHS studentshttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=8398Lush vegetable garden a ‘sweet spot’ for FMHS studentsFMHS Marketing & Communications / FGGW Bemarking & Kommunikasie – Florence de VriesStudents at Stellenbosch University’s (SU) Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS) are celebrating the student life ‘sweet spot’ in the form of a lush vegetable garden, which they have been taking care of over the past two years.
Pioneering transplant surgeon appointed as new dean of Medicine and Health Sciences at SUhttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=8393Pioneering transplant surgeon appointed as new dean of Medicine and Health Sciences at SUCorporate Communication and Marketing DivisionThe pioneering clinician who performed the first HIV-positive-to-positive kidney transplants in the world, Prof Elmi Muller, has been appointed as the new Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Stellenbosch University (SU).