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St. Joe’s Vice President, Research and Scientific Director of The Research Institute, Dr. Lehana Thabane, has been awarded an honorary doctorate from Stellenbosch University in South Africa, along with five other well-deserving recipients.

An internationally recognized scholar and biostatistician, Dr. Thabane is awarded the degree Doctor of Science (DSc) (Medicine and Health Sciences), honoris causa for his contribution to clinical trial methodology. His work in the development and application of novel statistical methods and trial designs, including platform trials for COVID-19, paves the path for innovative medical and behavioural interventions globally. 

Dr. Thabane is sought after by other eminent members of the international scientific community to serve as lead statistician on pivotal trials. He has a particular passion for developing future scholars and has supervised more than 200 MSc and PhD students and mentored more than 10 international fellows. He is also a keen advocate for racial and ethnic diversity and equality in academic and clinical settings.

Stellenbosch University confers honorary doctorates upon extraordinary recipients who have distinguished themselves in their respective fields and made a significant contribution to society. Dr. Thabane will receive his honorary degree at an upcoming graduation ceremony in December.

Congratulations, Dr. Thabane on this incredible recognition!

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