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Prof Mashiko Setshedi bio
MBChB (UKZN), FCP (CMSA), Certificate of Gastroenterology (CMSA), MPH (UCT), PhD (UCT), FRCP (Edin)
Mashiko joined UCT in 2005 initially as a clinical research fellow, and subsequently as a gastroenterology registrar. Between 2009 and 2011 she was at Brown University studying towards her PhD entitled “Impairments in signaling cascades mediating the progression of liver disease from chronic hepatitis to hepatocellular carcinoma in animal and human models”.
Upon her return to UCT she worked as a specialist consultant and educator in the Department of Medicine, building a large teaching portfolio mainly at undergraduate level where she has served as a convenor, tutor and examiner in both the Departments of Medicine and Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. In 2015 she was awarded the Oxford Nuffield Medical Scholarship and spent two and a half years at Oxford University on a post- doctoral fellowship in Immunology. She returned in May 2018 to assume her current role as the St Anne’s Chair and Head of Medical Gastroenterology at Groote Schuur Hospital/UCT. She is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and examinations (internally, nationally and internationally) and co-convenes the IBD and GIT Fellows’ Teaching GECHO modules, with the support of the Gastroenterology Foundation of South Africa.
Her current research interest is Helicobacter pylori infection, and she supervises Masters and PhD projects related to this. Amongst other department and university committee roles she is the current General-Secretary and President-elect of the African Helicobacter and Microbiota Study Group (AHMSG), African representative of the Healthy Stomach Initiative, regional advisor for the Colleges of Medicine of Edinburgh and a council member of the South African Gastroenterology Society (SAGES).