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					                            The Vice-Chancellor Dr. Max Price
                  has pleasure in inviting you to the Inaugural Lecture of

        Professor Mohamed Fareed Jeebhay
                       School of Public Health and Family Medicine,
                                Faculty of Health Sciences

                                 Wednesday 20 April 2011 at 17h30
                               Student Learning Centre Lecture Theatre,
                             Anatomy Building, Faculty of Health Sciences,
                                       University of Cape Town
                                             Admission: Free
                                        Guests to be seated by 17h15
                 Please RSVP by 13 April 2011 for catering and seating purposes to: Michelle Moses
                     Tel: 021 650 4870 • Fax: 021 650 5628 • Email:
                       For more information:

                    Prof. Mohamed Fareed Jeebhay graduated as a medical doctor from the University of KwaZulu-
                    Natal in 1987. After completing his internship at King Edward VIII hospital he worked as a senior
                    house officer in the Respiratory and Intensive Care Unit at Hillbrow hospital.
                    In 1991 he joined the University of Cape Town, working at the Industrial Health Research Group
                    where he was instrumental in establishing the Worker’s Clinic. During this period he graduated with
                    a Diploma in Occupational Health and an MPhil in Epidemiology with distinction from UCT. In 1997
                    he was awarded a scholarship to pursue a dual degree programme as a Fogarty scholar in North
                    America. He was awarded an MPH in Occupational Medicine (1998) and his PhD (2003), both from
                    the University of Michigan (USA). Mohamed’s occupational health and safety work in South Africa
                    was honoured by the American Public Health Association (APHA) by making him the recipient of
the International Award in Occupational Health and Safety (1998).
Upon his return to South Africa in 1999, Mohamed rejoined UCT, based in the Centre for Occupational and
Environmental Health Research (COEHR), initially as a senior research officer and occupational medicine specialist and
subsequently promoted to associate professor and associate director (Occupational Health) of the Centre in 2005. In
January 2010, he was appointed as a full professor. He is currently director of the World Health Organisation
collaborating centre in occupational health, one of only two on the African continent. He is an executive member of the
Allergy Society of South Africa, chairperson of the occupational medicine division and council member of the College of
Public Health Medicine in the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa. He also serves as editorial board member of the
Journal of Current Allergy & Clinical Immunology and the International Journal of Maritime Health. Mohamed has
recently been re-designated as an NRF-rated scientist (B-category), enjoying considerable international recognition for
the high quality and impact of his recent research outputs.
His research in the past decade has focussed on studying the relationship between airborne food allergens, allergy and
asthma with specific reference to identifying occupational risk factors for disease. He uses novel exposure assessment
techniques as well as early allergic and inflammatory detection markers so as to develop effective interventions to
reduce the incidence of occupational allergy and asthma in the seafood and bakery industry.
Mohamed is married to Razia, a Montessori school teacher trainer and mentor. They have two energetic sons, Zaheer
and Yameen.
Prof. Mohamed Fareed Jeebhay
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RSVP by 13 April 2011 to:

Michelle Moses
University of Cape Town
Communication & Marketing Department
La Grotta, Glendarrach Road
Rondebosch. 7701
Tel: 021 650 4870
Fax: 021 650 5628

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