Senior Specialist: Department of Paediatrics & Child Health,
Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital
Mark Fredric Cotton was born on 5 March 1956 at Cape Town. He studied Medicine
at the Universities of Cape Town (MB, ChB, 1974-79), Witwatersrand (MMed, 1987,
Paediatrics, DTM&H, 1987, Tropical Medicine) and Denver, CO (1991 - 1994,
Infectious Diseases, Diploma in pediatrics (ABP), 1995). He obtained a PhD at
Stellenbosch University in Dec 2004.
Since June 1996 Mark is Senior Specialist at the Department of Paediatrics &
Child Health, Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital. He is
Director of the Family Clinic for HIV & KID-CRU (Children's Infectious Diseases
Clinical Research Unit and principal investigator Stellenbosch PACTG (Pediatric
AIDS Clinical Trial Group) site.
Mark is married and has three children.
Research and professional experience:
June1991: Post doctoral scholarship from Medical Research Council of South Africa
Jan 1995 - Dec 1995: Pediatric AIDS Foundation Scholar's Award by the Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Los Angeles.
Internship: Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town Jan 1980 to Dec 1980
Residency: University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg: Jan 1984 - Dec 1987
UCHSC-Denver CO: July 1994 - June 1995
Pediatric Infectious diseases Fellowship:
The Children's Hospital, Denver, Colorado - (July 1991 to June 1994) Program Director - Mark J Abzug. Commenced laboratory based research with Dr Terri Finkel at the National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine on apoptosis in pediatric HIV disease in July 1992.
National Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, Denver, Colorado (July 1994 - Dec1995). Recipient of Pediatric AIDS Foundation Scholar Award from Jan 1995 to Dec 1995 in Dr Terri Finkel's laboratory, studying the role of apoptosis in pediatric HIV infection.
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