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Lynette Denny

Last Updated: 10 July 2014

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Lynette Denny is a Principal Specialist and Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and is a registered sub-specialist in Gynaecological Oncology at Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town. She is currently the Head of Department of Obstetrics and Gynacology. She is also a full member of the Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine at University of Cape Town. Her research interest for the past 15 years has been in preventing cervical cancer in low resource settings and she has published widely on the subject. She was awarded the Distinguished Scientist for Improving the Quality of Life of Women by the South African Department of Science and Technology in 2006 and is a rated scientist by the National Research Foundation of South Africa. She was the first recipient of the Shoprite Checkers SABC 2 Women of the Year award for Science and Technology in 2004.