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Pharmacy

DURU

DURU is a registered Research Unit at NMMU.

History:

DURU was established in 1994 as a Research Unit in the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Port Elizabeth (UPE) by Prof Ian Wiseman and Dr Ilse Truter doing contract research for medical aid schemes and administrators. It has established itself as a research unit with 39 postgraduate (Honours, Masters and Doctoral) studies successfully completed or currently underway. It has also produced numerous peer-reviewed publications and over 250 conference presentations and workshops.

Mission Statement:

The Drug Utilization Research Unit (DURU) at NMMU promotes, educates and informs all interested parties about the rational and cost-effective use of health care resources, with specific emphasis on the management of medicines.

Aim and Scope of Activities:

The primary aim of DURU is to be involved in research activities related to the rational and cost-effective use of health care resources.

The scope of activities of DURU include:

  • Supervision of postgraduate students.
  • Generation of research outputs, primarily but not exclusively peer-reviewed journal publications.
  • Involvement in the training of health care staff and students in Drug Utilization, including workshops and short courses.
  • Consultation services.

Contact Details:

Ilse Truter: Tel: +27-41-5042131 (W)
Fax: +27-41-5042744 (W)
E-mail: ilse.truter@nmmu.ac.za

Alternatively:

Mrs Charné Reed (secretary, Department of Pharmacy)
Tel: +27-41-5042128 (W)

Physical address:

Drug Utilization Research Unit (DURU)
Biology Building, 2nd Floor, Room 57 (12-02-57)
Department of Pharmacy
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (South Campus)
University Way
Summerstrand
Port Elizabeth
6001

Postal address:

Drug Utilization Research Unit (DURU)
Department of Pharmacy
PO Box 77000
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (South Campus)
Port Elizabeth
6031

Contact information
Prof Ilse Truter
Professor in Pharmacy & Leader of DURU
Tel: 27 41 5042131
ilse.truter@nmmu.ac.za