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  • Wellcome Trust Clinical PhD Fellowship awarded to Jienchi Dorward

    Congratulations to Dr Jienchi Dorward, CAPRISA Research Clinician, on being awarded a Wellcome Trust Clinical PhD Fellowship to undertake a 4 year DPhil at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Science at the University of Oxford, UK. His DPhil proposal, entitled “Point-of-care viral load testing to enhance primary care HIV services in South Africa”, aims to build on current work in the CAPRISA 087 STREAM point-of-care viral load trial. He will be supervised by Professor Chris Butler, Director of the Oxford Primary Care and Vaccines Clinical Trials Collaborative.  Dr Dorward said he aims “to develop skills in the implementation and evaluation of complex diagnostic interventions that can improve HIV care in SA”.

     

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Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa

CAPRISA was created in 2001 and formally established in 2002 under the NIH-funded Comprehensive International Program of Research on AIDS (CIPRA) by five partner institutions; University of KwaZulu-Natal, University of Cape Town, University of Western Cape, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, and Columbia University in New York. CAPRISA is a designated UNAIDS Collaborating Centre for HIV Prevention Research. The main goal of CAPRISA is to undertake globally relevant and locally responsive research that contributes to understanding HIV pathogenesis, prevention and epidemiology as well as the links between tuberculosis and AIDS care.