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Monday, 25 March 2019
Neuroscience Institute Grant awards

The Neuroscience Institute put out a Request for Applications in 2018 in order to encourage start-up collaborative grants, that could be converted into larger grants to sustain independent investigators. We are pleased to announce that 3 grants have been awarded.

Publication Date:
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 - 17:00
Ground-breaking Neuroscience centre

“We are gathered to mark a moment in the life of neuroscience at UCT; a moment to say ‘we believe in what you want to do; believe it’s worth investing in,’ ” said Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Internationalisation, during the breaking-ground ceremony of the new Neuroscience Centre on Tuesday night.

Publication Date:
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 - 12:15
Making a case for investing in mental health

Drawing on his research and policy engagement work over the past two decades, Professor Crick Lund presented a compelling case for investing in population mental health during his inaugural lecture in the New Learning Centre on 23 May.

Publication Date:
Tue, 29 May 2018 - 10:45
Mental health care can be cost-effective in poorer countries

Findings by UCT’s Programme for Improving Mental Health Care show that mental health care can be provided cost-efficiently to thousands of poor people in low- and middle-income countries.

Publication Date:
Tue, 19 Apr 2016 - 09:30

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