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Journal Article of the Month
Pregnant women are at increased risk for suicidal ideation and behaviours (SIB) compared to the general population. To date, studies have focused on the psychiatric correlates of SIB with lesser attention given to the associated contextual risk...
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Friday, 20 October 2017
Dr Fleur Howells
Dr Fleur Howells receives a Claude Leon Merit Award

The annual award is given by the Claude Leon Foundation to young researchers in recognition of their ability of making a significant independent contribution to their field. The award serves as encouragement to continue outstanding scholarly achievements.

Publication Date:
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 10:15
Mental health care pioneer receives prestigious TW Kambule-NSTF Award

University of Cape Town’s Prof Crick Lund receives award for continuous and pioneering research efforts

Publication Date:
Monday, July 4, 2016 - 13:15
Understanding the human mind

Professor Dan Stein, Head of the Dept of Psychiatry and Mental Health at UCT was awarded the NSTF’s TW Kambule award for research contributions over the past 5-10 years

Publication Date:
Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 15:30
South African children with autism may lack access to schools

Only about 0.1 percent of children in the Western Cape province of South Africa have autism, according to a review of school records. The unpublished results were presented in September at the 2017 Regional International Meeting for Autism Research in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Publication Date:
Monday, September 11, 2017 - 13:15