ADDRESSING PRIORITY HEALTH ISSUES THROUGH EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND SERVICE

Six units committed to ...

education, research and service

The UCT Lung Institute


The Institute is located on the campus of the Faculty of Health Sciences. It provides clinical services and conducts research in the fields of respiratory medicine, tuberculosis, allergy, occupational medicine and dermatology. Special emphases in research are epidemiology, allergy diagnostics, lung physiology, clinical pharmacology, evaluation of novel treatments and community-based interventions for improving disease management and improving health. In association with various departments of the University, it provides training for students in the health professions and collaborates broadly with training and research institutions elsewhere in South Africa and abroad. The public is served by educational and health promotional activities, and by several unique clinical and community services.



Our six units of excellence

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Allergy & Immunology
Unit


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Centre for Child & Adolescent
Lung Health


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Centre for TB Research
Innovation


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Knowledge Translation
Unit


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Lung Clinical Research
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Centre for Lung
Infection & Immunity


Latest news

19th June 2018

SA allergy medicines are based on European plants — here’s why

Sarah Wild, Business Insider SA Jun 19, 2018, 07:17 AM South Africa’s allergy tests are based on European plants. Alien plants are responsible for most allergies in […]
1st June 2018

Long live the lung: Meet one of SA’s leading lung doctors

Health May 2018 Twelve years ago, Richard van Zyl-Smit was named one of the very first recipients of a Discovery Foundation Academic Fellowship Award. We caught […]
1st June 2018

Smoking and vaping: personal choice or public health hazard?

  Health May 2018 Government recently announced that it would be amending a number of South Africa’s smoking laws. But how far should they, regulatory bodies […]
16th May 2018

Heather Zar named 2018 Woman in Science Laureate

13 November 2017 | Story Michael Morris. Photo Supplied.   Professor Heather Zar has been announced as the 2018 L’Oreal-UNESCO Women in Science Laureate for Africa […]
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