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Janice Pogue

Janice Pogue

JANICE POGUE was an exceptional statistician who created the statistical group at the Population Health Research Institute where she worked for 22 years, and as a faculty member at McMaster University’s then named Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Janice was a role model for research staff, faculty colleagues and students, and in many other organizations throughout the world. Her untimely death in 2016 was a major loss for PHRI, McMaster University, and the international biostatistics / clinical trials research community.

Recognizing the importance of her contributions to the field, and to establish a lasting memorial in her name, PHRI and McMaster launched an annual Janice Pogue Lecture to continue the many important dialogues that Janice began and to honour her dedication to clinical research and her generosity to her colleagues.

Read the Janice Pogue obituary in Clinical Trials [PDF] by Hertzel Gerstein, Jackie Bosch, Lehana Thebane, Sonia Anand, PJ Devereaux, and Salim Yusuf.

Bongani Mayosi

Bongani Mayosi

BONGANI MAYOSI was the world’s foremost authority on interventions for tuberculous pericarditis, who worked with Dr. Salim Yusuf at PHRI to raise research funding and develop expertise, in the creation of the Pan-African Investigation of the Management of Pericarditis, a multi-center research consortium. Dr. Mayosi’s relationship with PHRI also led to the establishment of the Global Rheumatic Heart Disease Registry (REMEDY), which became the first large, multi-country registry and cohort study of 3,000 people with RHS across much of Africa, the Middle East, and east Asia.

As well as being appointed Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Cape Town, Dr. Mayosi received the Honorary Fellowship of Wolfson College, University of Oxford, and became one of the few Africans inducted to the National Academy of Medicine in the US. He succumbed to his painful battle with clinical depression in July 2018. His family has decided that if anyone would like to make a gift or donation, please donate to the Impilo Student Bursary Fund for students in financial difficulty. Banking Details UCT Donations Account for Impilo Bursary Fund (002) [PDF].

Read the Cardiovascular Journal of Africa obituary {PDF] by Mpiko Ntsekhe, Patrick Commerford, Paul Brink, and Salim Yusuf.