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Prof Paul Ruff to Chair WITS Ethics Committee

Professor Paul Ruff

Professor Paul Ruff

Emeritus Professor Paul Ruff, a member of the CANSA Research Committee was appointed Chairperson of the Wits Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC): Medical, effective 1 August 2023.

The Wits HREC: Medical oversees medical research studies and projects, including higher degrees, and local and international collaborative research, as well as commercial clinical trials.

Wits’ Ethics Committees are registered with the National Department of Health’s National Health Research Ethics Council (NHREC), ensuring highly ethical and top-quality research.

As Wits HREC: Medical Chair, Ruff is determined to maintain an excellent, highly efficient, and transparent approval process, and he is keen to engage with applicants to ensure ongoing quality and ethical research.

Ruff says, “I envisage ongoing excellence and efficiency in considering the ethics of proposed research at the University that involves human participants. I’m determined to run a transparent and efficient ethics approval process and I am open to engaging with applicants to ensure that good quality research continues at Wits.”

Furthermore, he is keen to cooperate with other HRECs throughout the country, a process that has recently commenced. Read more…

Prof Paul Ruff was selected in 2020 to receive the coveted A.G. Oettlé Memorial medal from CANSA in recognition of his outstanding contributions to cancer research. Read more…

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