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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