Research

The research focus is Health Systems Research, preclinical and clinical research. The students are developing proposals in these focus areas. The students and their research topics are shown in the table below. One of the postdoc fellows will anchor the Health Systems and the other the Preclinical and Clinical reseach and asssist with supervision and mentorship. The projections are that the students will start implementng their projects by Septmebr 2016. The PhDs are for three years and Masters two years.

 

The research programme will be butressed with a strong research training component that will include a portfolio of logically sequenced short courses including proposal development, research methodology, research ethics, critical appraisal, project management, data management, statistical analysis and scientific writing among others. A mentorship programme will be established through peer mentoring and linkages with senior researchers within and outside UKZN. Specialised research and laboratory training needs will be identified and supported. Scientific quality will be pormoted through structured supervision, and expert review of scientific output. Scientific citizenship will be encouraged through facilitation of engagement of the students with the scientific community, the public, policy makers and through training in leadership and grantsmanship. 

 

 

Name

Surname

Gender

Date of Registration

Course

Supervisor

Title of Proposal

Vacant

 

 

 

Postdoc

 

 

Nompumelelo

Mbata

F

March 2016

PhD

Prof E Gomo

Prof N Gqaleni

Development of an appropriate framework for accreditation of Traditional Health practitioners training in KwaZulu-Natal

Nomfundo

Zulu

F

May 2016

PhD

Prof E Gomo

Dr M Nlooto

Anti-diabetic Effects of a Herbal Extract used by a South African Traditional Healer

Japhet

Mangoyi

M

April 2016

PhD

Prof E Gomo

Dr E Ojewole

Antihyperglycemic effects of a potential antidiabetic traditional medicine X in animals

Lonatemba

Mchunu

F

March 2016

Masters

Prof E Gomo

Dr M Nlooto

Toxicology, antispasmodic activity and mechanism of action of anti-dysmenorrhoeal herbal extract in uterine horns of  Wistar rats

Saziso

Ndlovu

M

March 2016

Masters

Prof E Gomo

Prof N Gqaleni

Toxicology, efficacy and mechanism of action of herbal extract X  on  breast cancer cells in vitro

Mary

De Cerf

F

March 2016

Masters

Prof E Gomo

Prof Gqaleni

Prevalence of dysmenorrhoea, and phytochemical profile of the most commonly used herbal treatment among female university students, eThekwini district, KwaZulu-Natal

 

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