Getting to know our registrars: 2022 Part I

Dr’s Angus Byers, Jessica Kew, Anmari van Dyk, and Elle Visser joined the MMed (Psychiatry) programme in February 2022.   Dr. Byers completed his MBChB at Stellenbosch University in 2012, thereafter he did his two years of internship at the East London Hospital Complex. From 2015 to 2017 Dr Byers…

Establishing the first Mindfulness degree in Africa

Mindfulness is an inherent human capacity that can be cultivated intentionally through attending to personal phenomena (e.g. sensations, thoughts and feelings) and moving through the present moment with an attitude of kindness, curiosity and non–judgment. The formalisation of mindfulness as a clinical approach has received increasing attention in the last decade…

Getting to know our Registrars

Dr. Rowe and Dr. Thosago joined the MMed (Psychiatry) programme in 2021  – catching up after their 1st years as registrars in the Department of Psychiatry, SU.   Dr. Kirsten Rowe Dr. Rowe grew up in Cape Town and matriculated with provincial awards in Music and Latin. From a young…

Department of Psychiatry Awards 2021

(L to R: S. Maharaj, K. Rowe, C. Schumann, C. Lochner, M. Bowers, L.L van den Heuvel, P. Steyn, A. Lachman)   As 2021 comes to an end, and as is customary in the Department of Psychiatry, we have honoured members of the department and broader SU who have made…

Department of Psychiatry, SU – 2021 year in review

As we fast approach the end of 2021, we are also fast approaching the two-year mark since COVID-19 first affected us all. On the one hand, the impact that this pandemic has had on all of our lives is truly profound and underscores painful and increasing inequalities — on the…

Doctor Eugene Hoyme Sanford Imagenetics Award

Doctor H. Eugene Hoyme Dr. Hoyme serves as an advisor in genetics and genomic medicine at Sanford Health, the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, and the University of Arizona. He also serves as the Medical Director of the Sanford Children’s Genomic Medicine Consortium, a formal collaborative in…