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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Latest news

20th November 2017

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 and […]
11th October 2017

SABC 2 Health Talk – Allergies

Watch this two-part interview with Associate Professor Jonny Peters on SABC2
25th September 2017
TB meningitis detection

Study Demonstrates GeneXpert Ultra’s Ability to Improve TB Meningitis Detection

The Ultra’s combination of a lower limit of detection and ability to find dead bacilli after starting TB therapy vastly improves sensitivity compared to other tests, […]
13th September 2017
Interview with Ass. Prof Jonny Peter on SABC Expresso

Cape Drought Could Worsen Hayfever

SABC Expresso, 13 September 2017
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