Bioethics Leadership Program: PhD Induction Module
PhD candidates at the African Doctoral Academy and ARESA Induction Module 2020
Our new PhD candidates attended the African Doctoral Academy (ADA) and the 2020 ARESA induction module in January 2020. At the induction, the candidates were welcomed by the Director of the Center for Medical Ethics and Law, Prof Keymanthri Moodley. Dr Jyothi Chabilall the head of the doctoral office gave a presentation regarding the various options for PhD registration. Mr. Yusuf Ras gave the PhD candidates library orientation and resources that are available for students. Newly appointed REASA president, Prof Minrie Greeff also joined via Skype and introduced the candidates to opportunities that lie ahead as REASA members. Prof Mershen Pillay from the University of KwaZulu-Natal also shared his expert advice on what is required to excel as a doctoral candidate.
PHD INTAKE 2020
Victor Chalwe, Tiwonge Mtande, Joseph
Ochieng and Boitumelo Mokgatla.
Dr Victor Chalwe is a Zambian medical doctor, Associate Professor of Health Sciences and public health specialist. He has 19 years of health experience including more than 16 years of research experience serving as Co- Investigator or Principal Investigator on over 30 malaria and HIV/TB studies.
The Ethical and Legal Challenges Related to Consent and Transfer of Data and Biological Samples In Zambia.
Proffs Keymanthri Moodley, Theresa Rossouw and Dr Adetayo Emmanuel Obasa
Ms Boitumelo Mokgatla is the Associate Global Director for Advocacy, Policy and Regulatory Affairs at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI). Prior to joining IAVI, she was the Africa Programs Director for the Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED) where she also coordinated the Mapping African Research Ethics and Medicines Regulatory Capacity (MARC) Initiative.
The next frontier: Ethical-legal complexities of using Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare and Medical Research – A Botswana Case Study
Prof Keymanthri Moodley and Dr Andrea Palk
Ms Tiwonge Mtande holds an MSocSc (Research Ethics) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and a BSc degree (Biology & Demography) from the University of Malawi, Chancellor College. She has over a decade of working experience on various University of North Carolina (UNC) research ethics projects in Malawi. Ms. Tiwonge is currently employed as a study coordinator for a randomized controlled trial in Lilongwe, evaluating male engagement strategies in HIV services.
Navigating the ethical challenges posed by pragmatic cluster-randomised trials in less developed countries: the case of Malawi
Proffs Stuart Rennie and Carl Lombard
Dr Joseph Ochieng is a medical doctor trained at Makerere University. He has an MSc in Anatomy and a Masters degree in Health Sciences in Bioethics from the University of Toronto, Canada. He is an Associate Professor and former Head of the Department of Anatomy, Makerere University at the College of Health Sciences.
Ethical, legal and social issues associated with returnof results during genetics and genomics research in Uganda.
Proffs Keymanthri Moodley and Marlo Muller
A/Prof Theresa Burgess is an Associate Professor academic rank at the University of Cape Town. Prof Burgess is currently registered for her second PhD (Clinical and Research Ethics) on the ARESA program. She is currently serving on the National Health Research Ethics Council (NHREC) as a committee member.
How have South African Research Ethics Committees coped with reviewing research during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Prof Keymanthri Moodley and Stuart Rennie
Prof Shenuka Singh has a doctoral degree in Dental Public Health. Currently, she is registered for a second PhD (Clinical and Health Research Ethics) in the Centre for Medical Ethics and Law at Stellenbosch University, after completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Research Ethics on the ARESA program. She is currently serving as a Deputy Chair for the Biomedical Research Ethics Committee at UKZN.
Developing online educational modules on the ethical, legal and social issues related to biobanking – A resource for clinicians, researchers and research ethics committees in South Africa.
Prof Keymanthri Moodley and Jean Cadigan
Francis Masiye is a graduate in Philosophy (Pontifical Urbaniana University). He completed a Masters degree in Medical Anthropology (University of Malawi) followed by a Masters in Bioethics (University of Cape Town). Francis subsequently attended training in the International Research Ethics Institute (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health). He has also attended post-graduate training in Clinical Ethics and Clinical Trial Monitoring
Stakeholder views on current policies on consent and future use of biological samples and data collected in biomedical studies in Malawi and South Africa
Proffs Stuart Rennie and Walter Jaoko