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The Stellenbosch Bioethics Leadership Program has selected it’s first trainees.

Dr Geremew T. Tsegaye has a doctoral degree in medicine (MD). He specialized in public health (MPH) and bioethics (EMMB) and advance Research Ethics.

Dr Theresa Burgess started her career with a BSc (Physiotherapy), followed by a BSc (Med)(Hons) and PhD in Exercise Science, all from the University of Cape Town. In 2011 she was awarded a NIH Fogarty Fellowship in Bioethics and with this support, successfully completed a MHSc (Bioethics) at the University of Toronto in 2012.

Dr Shenuka Singh is a Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Dentistry at UKZN. She has a doctoral degree (PhD) in the field of Dental Public Health. Dr Singh was a recipient of the NIH Fogarty Fellowship grant in the ARESA Programme (Stellenbosch University) in 2015 and obtained a PG Diploma in Health Research Ethics (Cum Laude).

Nyanyukweni Pandeni Tshifugula, BNSc (University of Namibia), PG Dip Public Health (MEDUNSA), MPH (MEDUNSA), MSc Bioethics Magna cum laude (Erasmus Mundus Master of Bioethics program at KU Leuven, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, and Universita degli Studi di Padova), PG Dip Health Research Ethics (Stellenbosch University).

The Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, Stellenbosch University, South Africa and the Center for Bioethics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States have been awarded a D43 capacity development grant from the Fogarty International Center of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a leadership program in Bioethics in Southern Africa from 2017-2022. Successful applicants are awarded partial scholarships to obtain a PhD (Clinical & Research Ethics).