UP EXPERT OPINION: Malaria elimination can be attained through transdisciplinary and sustained programmes – UP Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control
Posted on April 25, 2022
The UP ISMC focuses on the human, parasite and vector aspects when addressing malaria control and elimination challenges, and is already making tangible contributions towards mitigating malaria through several approaches.
A Hat-Trick for the Department of Physiology
Posted on April 19, 2022
The Department of Physiology was the proud home of three Teaching and Learning Awards in the Faculty of Health Sciences, in 2021
Prominent Academic Platform for Scientists ranks UP Professor third in South Africa
Posted on March 31, 2022
Director of the Institute for Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Professor Michael Pepper, has ranked third in South Africa.
Occupational Therapy Students Learn Importance of Community Liaison in Mamelodi to Enhance Service Delivery
Posted on March 31, 2022
Fourth-year Occupational Therapy students, work with different communities in the City of Tshwane.
From The Deans Desk
Posted on March 30, 2022
Step Into The Future
UP’s Head of Prosthetic Dentistry honoured with Premier Award at SADA Gala Awards
Posted on March 29, 2022
On 16 February 2022 Head of the Department of Prosthetic Dentistry at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Prof Leanne Sykes was presented with SADA Premier Award.
Faculty of Health Sciences Launches UP Sight Initiative
Posted on March 28, 2022
Reading, writing and studying are crucial components that a student needs to successfully complete their degree and #[email protected]
World TB Awareness Month: ‘It’s time to refocus research efforts to eradicate TB’ – UP professor of internal medicine
Posted on March 24, 2022
“It’s time to regain the momentum lost in our fight towards the eradication of TB.” – UP’s Prof Veronica Ueckermann on renewing research efforts to end TB, which have largely been sidelined by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Importance of Occupational Therapy Intervention Programmes for Substance Users
Posted on March 23, 2022
Substance use has become a societal problem and the identification of substance use disorders and addictive behaviours are expanding worldwide.
World Down Syndrome Day, Inclusion Means #InclusiveHealth
Posted on March 20, 2022
Patients with Down syndrome (DS) require continuous access to quality health #InclusiveHealth. Approximately 1 out of every 800 babies are born with Down syndrome worldwide. They have three, instead of two, copies of chromosome 21.
Tuks Leadership and Individual Programme host Health Day in Mamelodi
Posted on March 14, 2022
Tuks Leadership and Individual Programme (TULIP) in collaboration with the Faculty of Health Sciences hosted a holistic Health Day at Tsako Thabo Secondary School based in Mamelodi on 5 and 12 March 2022.
Revolutionising library spaces at the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Health Sciences
Posted on March 09, 2022
Exciting refurbishments at UP Faculty of Health Sciences Medical Library
UP alumna Dr Coceka Mfundisi: ‘Brain surgery is ‘peppered with moments of joy’
Posted on March 08, 2022
“It’s important to have Africans in general in the neurosciences, because the topic is complex, it’s not very easily translated into our context of living.” – Dr Coceka Mfundisi, first woman to graduate with a Masters in Neurosurgery from UP.
UP Department of Physiology MSc Student Triumphs at the African Inclusive Microscopy Symposium
Posted on March 03, 2022
Masters student from the Department of Physiology, Charlise Basson, won first place for Best Oral Presentation in the light microscopy category during the International African Inclusive Microscopy Symposium (AfInMic) - Student Microscopy Symposium 2021, which was hosted on 29 November - 3...
Influx of COVID-19 paediatric cases in early Omicron stages put pressure on Tshwane hospitals – UP study finds
Posted on March 03, 2022
A multidisciplinary study led by two University of Pretoria (UP) researchers has found that Tshwane District hospitals were under immense pressure to provide clinical services in the face of an influx of paediatric patients (under 19 years old) during the early stages of the COVID-19 Omicron wave...
University of Pretoria setting up facility for the 3D-printing of bone and organ replicas
Posted on March 02, 2022
UP is setting up a comprehensive facility to help other departments in the Health Sciences Faculty with the 3D-printing of replicas of bones and organs, and more.
MSc and PhD positions in UP Centre for Viral Zoonoses BEEZ research group
Posted on March 01, 2022
The Biosurveillance and Ecology of Emerging Zoonoses research group has several exciting research opportunities in 2022 for motivated and hardworking students seeking to complete Masters or Doctoral degrees in Medical Virology with a focus on zoonotic pathogens.
University of Pretoria launches Pan African Cancer Research Institute
Posted on February 28, 2022
The University of Pretoria (UP) has launched the Pan African Cancer Research Institute (PACRI) to transform the fight against cancer in Africa.
Tuning South Africa to the bat frequency: creating awareness and education through radio and dialogue
Posted on February 22, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on zoonoses and human interactions with wildlife-especially bats. As people generally know very little about zoonoses and bats, it has become imperative to communicate factual information amidst misleading false news. As a research group concerned with...
University of Pretoria-led study reveals COVID-19 Delta variants transmitted from humans to animals
Posted on January 18, 2022
A team of UP scientists has published the only study from Africa that entailed genomic One Health investigations to reveal that Delta variants of COVID-19 were transmitted from humans to animals.