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UT Southwestern and University of Cape Town announce 5-year affiliation agreement
Date:10/12/2011

mphasis be placed on development and implementation of practical solutions, from the basic sciences, to the bedside and clinical medicine, to policy and community application. This agreement is well suited to the global health initiative we also designed to generate innovation in the social and technological dimensions in health."

The joint agreement calls for UT Southwestern and the University of Cape Town to collaborate in several areas, including:

  • research to include joint submission of grant applications and sharing access to clinical research materials and modern techniques in basic and clinical investigations;
  • reciprocal exchange of postgraduate trainees or faculty in the areas of medicine, collaborative research projects, as well as exchange of publications, reports and other academic information;
  • joint research conferences and symposia; and
  • professional development.

Currently, collaborative research exists between the University of Cape Town and UT Southwestern to study the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of anti-tuberculosis drugs in pulmonary and pericardial tuberculosis, as well as mechanisms of multidrug resistance in TB.

Dr. Podolsky announced the affiliation agreement on the UT Southwestern campus, where he was joined by Dr. J. Gregory Fitz, executive vice president for academic affairs and provost and dean of UT Southwestern Medical School; Dr. Fiemu Nwariaku, associate dean for global health; Dr. Angela Mihalic, associate dean for student affairs; Dr. David Johnson, chairman of internal medicine; Dr. Tawanda Gumbo, associate professor of internal medicine, administrative director of research programs for the Office of Global Health and a Mellon Visiting Scholar at the University of Cape Town; and Wendeline Jongenburger, director of the Office of Global Health.

Dr. Mayosi, a cardiologist whose research includes the genetics of cardiovascular disease, is president of the South Af
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Contact: Russell Rian
russell.rian@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-3404
UT Southwestern Medical Center
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