A consortium including Prof. Graeme Meintjes, Dr Sean Wasserman and Prof. Gary Maartens has been awarded SAMRC-SHIP funding for the project which will be carried out in the Eastern Cape.
CIDRI-Africa investigators, mentees and staff enjoyed a stimulating Annual Scientific Meeting in Franschhoek, 3-4 June 2019.
Congratulations to Drs Elsa du Bruyn and Ashley Jacobs.
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.
Professor Bangham is among fifty-one eminent scientists in this year’s intake.
Her research under the award over the next five years will improve understanding of host determinants of tuberculosis risk or protection.
Small change, huge impact: how an existing drug may change TB patients’ lives.
Older patients and those with lower body weight may need to be carefully monitored during linezolid treatment.
Community stakeholders representing various Khayelitsha-based organisations gathered to consult with CIDRI-Africa’s clinical research team on future tuberculous meningitis research.
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.
Twenty medical students attended the first Fogarty HIV-associated Tuberculosis Training Program seminar at UCT’s Faculty of Health Sciences on 4th and 5th May 2018.
Visit by Dr Mbulelo Mntonintshi from Walter Sisulu University in Mthatha to CIDRI-Africa
8th to 19th November 2017
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