The 2021 US News & World Report Best Global Universities rankings holds UCT at 36th in public, environmental and occupational health, and 53rd in social sciences and public health. Wonderful recognition of our outstanding work!
A/Prof Mary-Ann Davies (Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research)
Promotion to Associate Professor
Dr Virginia Zweigenthal (Public Health Medicine Division)
Promotion to Senior Research Officer
Dr Tamsin Phillips (Epidemiology and Biostatistics Division)
These promotions are an important recognition of each individual’s achievements in teaching, research and social engagement, as well as their contributions to the leadership and management of the University.
Team work. Collaboration. Learning and adapting. Building resilience. And showing vulnerability. These are some of the key lessons emerging from public health experts working at the cutting edge of the pandemic in the Division of Public Health Medicine, led by Professor Leslie London.
“COVID-19 has forced us to delve deep into our inner resources to appreciate our common humanity and use our skills and creativity to act with unreserved solidarity and compassion in facing the challenges in our workplaces and broader community,” says Prof Mohamed Jeebhay, Head of the Division of Occupational Medicine.