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Harry Crossley Clinical Fellowships for two CIDRI-Africa clinician-scientists
Tue, 21 May 2019 - 09:00

Congratulations to Drs Elsa du Bruyn and Ashley Jacobs.

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Tackling lupus from the ‘cathedral of science’
Fri, 03 May 2019 - 11:45

The Department of Paediatrics & Child Health’s Dr Kate Webb is the second recipient from the University of Cape Town (UCT) to be selected for the prestigious Crick African Network’s African Career Accelerator (CAN ACA) awards. 

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Professor Charles Bangham, Fellow of the Royal Society
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 - 08:15

Professor Bangham is among fifty-one eminent scientists in this year’s intake.

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EDCTP Senior Fellowship for CIDRI-Africa Contributing Investigator Dr Catherine Riou
Thu, 28 Mar 2019 - 12:15

Her research under the award over the next five years will improve understanding of host determinants of tuberculosis risk or protection.

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PravaTB kicks off
Wed, 27 Feb 2019 - 15:00

Small change, huge impact: how an existing drug may change TB patients’ lives.

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Linezolid pharmacokinetics affected by age and weight in patients with drug-resistant tuberculosis
Fri, 11 Jan 2019 - 10:00

Older patients and those with lower body weight may need to be carefully monitored during linezolid treatment.

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TB meningitis clinical trial stakeholder engagement
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 - 11:45

Community stakeholders representing various Khayelitsha-based organisations gathered to consult with CIDRI-Africa’s clinical research team on future tuberculous meningitis research. 

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Prednisone reduces risk of TB-IRIS during antiretroviral treatment, shows CIDRI-Africa team
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 - 08:00

The PredART study—published in the New England Journal of Medicine—showed that a four-week course of moderate dose prednisone reduced the risk of TB-IRIS by 30% in HIV-positive patients at high risk.

EDCTP Senior Fellowship awarded to CIDRI-Africa Contributing Investigator Associate Professor Maia Lesosky
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 - 14:00

Maia will develop novel statistical methods for analysis of complex study data on lung health in Africa.

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Union Scientific Director comments on M72 vaccine trial
Mon, 29 Oct 2018 - 08:30

Following the recent International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease World Conference, Scientific Director Dr Paula Fujiwara commented on several new TB-related innovations, including the M72 vaccine trial in which CIDRI-Africa participated.

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Wellcome Africa and Asia HR Network meeting
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 - 14:30

Kathryn Wood of CIDRI-Africa and Fairoza Parker from the Faculty of Health Sciences HR department represented UCT at the inaugural meeting of the Wellcome Africa and Asia HR Network 11–12 September 2018.

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Fogarty International Center Emerging Global Leader award for former CIDRI-Africa visiting post-doc
Tue, 02 Oct 2018 - 14:15

Dr Leopold Tientcheu Djomkam of the Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) has received a prestigious career development grant.