The Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) at the University of the Witwatersrand is a research intensive Faculty. This is evidenced by the high quality research emanating from the Faculty's 20 Research Entities and the many individuals undertaking relevant and applied research in a number of important fields.
Much of the research effort is directed towards serious problems that affect our local communities, such as HIV/Aids, tuberculosis and malaria. In addition, being a diverse Faculty, research is also being undertaken in the fields of oral health sciences, therapeutic sciences and drug delivery, as well as in the basic sciences.
In addition to supporting research, the Faculty also provides excellent support and training for postgraduate students. This training assists postgraduate students with developing their scientific competencies in an intellectually stimulating environment.
Professor Beverley Kramer
Assistant Dean: Research and Postgraduate Support