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Tuesday, 18 January 2022
Long-term neuropsychological outcomes in severe COVID-19

In collaboration with Professor Mark Solms, who is the chair of neuropsychology at the Neuroscience Institute, University of Cape Town (UCT) alumnus Dr Donné Minné hopes to document cognitive and neuropsychiatric repercussions in a study funded by the National Research Foundation.

Publication Date:
Mon, 06 Dec 2021 - 10:15
UCT leads in training aspiring African neurologists

Training a pool of neurologists in sub-Saharan Africa is an important step towards Africanising the vital discipline of neuroscience on the continent. In addition, it will help to facilitate inter- and cross-disciplinary research and accelerate treatment options for common neurological disorders like stroke and epilepsy, and neurological infections such as tuberculous meningitis (TBM) and HIV-related dementia.

Publication Date:
Fri, 19 Nov 2021 - 10:15
Head injuries - the forgotten epidemic

Approximately 10% of the world's deaths each year result from trauma - reportedly 32% more than the number of fatalities from malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS combined.  Professor Anthony Figaji, clinician-researcher and head of Paediatric Neurosurgery at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, explains why head injuries are referred to as the "forgotten epidemic".

Publication Date:
Mon, 11 Oct 2021 - 12:00
Questions about life, mental health and the influence of psychiatry

“What is a meaningful life?” This is one of the major questions University of Cape Town (UCT) Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health head, Professor Dan Stein, and a panel tried to tackle at a recent in-person and online discussion hosted by the university’s Summer School team at the Neurosciences Institute.

Publication Date:
Mon, 11 Oct 2021 - 10:15