Dean delivers prestigious Leverhulme lecture

LSTM Deputy Director Professor Steve Ward presents the Leverhulme Medal to Prof Jimmy Volmink of Stellenbosch University

The Dean of Stellenbosch University's Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Professor Jimmy Volmink, recently delivered the prestigious LSTM Leverhulme Lecture at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) in the UK.

Deputy Director of the LSTM, Prof Steve Ward, also presented him with a Leverhulme medal for a distinguished contribution to the field.

Volmink's lecture, entitled "Ecstasies and agonies of evidence synthesis", looked at how the likelihood of misusing resources on ineffective or harmful interventions can be reversed if decisions are consistently informed by reliable research and how vested interested, either academic or commercial can prevent the decision making progress, so that research evidence may be ignored with detrimental consequences.

For more information on the presentation, or to view the lecture and medal presentation you can visit the LSTM website here.
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