Dr. Caroline Pule

Dr. Caroline Pule is an award-winning Medical Scientist who is passionate about global health, medical research, and ensuring we have a disease-free continent.

She is affiliated with the Global Surgery Division, Department of Surgery at the University of Cape Town where she is an independent researcher, a manager for Global Surgery Research Cluster and a MSc/PhD Fellowship convener.

She holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Medical Sciences, a Master of Science (MSc) in Molecular Biology and Human Genetics from the University of Stellenbosch, a Bachelor of Technology (BTech) Honors in Medical Biotechnology and a Bachelor of Technology (BTech) in Biotechnology from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

She is a Goodwill Ambassador for the Tygerberg Hospital Children’s Trust and Founder of Caroline Pule Science and Literacy Foundation (CPSLF), which helps establish science clubs in disadvantaged communities.

Dr. Caroline Pule is a two-time winner of Women in Science Award for being a distinguished young scientist.

In 2020, she was recognized as one of the M&G 200 Young South Africans in the health category and she was named among the Inspiring Fifty South Africa 2020 winners.

She is a UCT-Harvard Programme of Global Surgery and Social Change (PGSSC) research fellow, UNICEF fellow and her primary research focuses on TB Surgery, drug-resistance and drug-discovery and Stillbirths data reporting strengthening.

She is also involved in other multiple Global Surgery research projects in collaboration with Harvard University Medical School.

Additionally, Dr. Caroline Pule is a volunteer at the CrowdFight Covid-19 initiative, a global organisation where volunteer scientists from different countries are working together by adding their expertise in their respective fields to support the fight against Covid-19 pandemic.

She is a devout Christian, advocate for women in STEM, active Comrades Marathon runner, and a philanthropist.

Do what you love, don’t settle just for pay cheque and be trapped in the rat-race without being happy at your work environment! Build a career that you are passionate about, that will guide you into your purpose and will make you wake up every day with a smile.” – Dr. Caroline Pule

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