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Media statement

14 May 2014

Close of Nomination period draws near

Nominations to acknowledge the country’s leading medical scientists still remains open, however with less than 16 days to the close of nominations on 31 May 2014

The South African Medical Research Council will award Platinum, Gold, Silver and Lifetime Achievement medals at a prestigious awards ceremony in October this year to recognizing world-class science.  The awards aim to honor medical scientists whose work has had a monumental impact on health science in South Africa and continues to contribute to the improvement of health in the country. 

The MRC Platinum Medal for Lifetime Achievement is awarded to accomplished scientists for outstanding lifetime scientific achievement in the field of health while the MRC Gold Medals are conferred on senior researchers who have made seminal scientific contributions. MRC Silver Medals are awarded to researchers who have made substantial contributions to capacity building in medical research in South Africa.  

Last year’s winners include two internationally renowned South African clinical scientists Professor Shabir Madhi and Professor Eric Bateman who were both conferred Platinum Medals for major contributions to medical research both nationally and globally.

The MRC 2013 Gold medal was awarded to Professor Andre Pascal Kengne and Professor Keertan Dheda in recognition for their ground-breaking scientific contributions that have impacted on health; whilst the Silver medals were awarded to Professors Graeme Meintjes, Kelly Chibale, Naeemah Abrahams and Dr Tanya Doherty. The prestigious President’s Award for exceptional contribution to medical research was awarded to Professor Malegapuru William Makgoba.

For more information on nominations, please visit: before the nomination closing date.

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