In the Wits Faculty of Health Sciences, much of the research effort is directed towards serious health issues which are affecting our communities - issues such as HIV/Aids, tuberculosis and malaria. In addition, research into other diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and heart disease, which are increasing in prevalence in South Africa, also holds prominence. Being a very diverse Faculty, studies are also being undertaken in the fields of oral health sciences, therapeutic sciences and drug delivery, as well as in the basic sciences.
The Faculty of Health Sciences is home to one of the South African Medical Research Council Centres of Excellence and three of the Department of Science and Technology/National Research Foundation South African Research Chairs. There are currently 18 research entities based in the Faculty and two Research Thrusts (Diseases of Lifestyle and Molecular Biosciences) supported by the Faculty. The quality of the Faculty’s research output ranks amongst the best in the country and is respected internationally.
The Faculty Research Office contributes to the University’s research agenda by:
The Office of the Assistant Dean: Research and Postgraduate Support provides:
Please contact us if you would like further information or wish to speak to a member of the Research Office team
Professor Beverley Kramer (Assistant Dean: Research and Postgraduate Support)