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medical association administrator

Diederik Johannes Van Niekerk, South African medical association administrator. Member of South African Pharmacology Society (correspondent).


Niekerk, Diederik Johannes Van was born on January 6, 1976 in Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa. Son of Michiel Van Niekerk and Lorraine Phyllis De La Hunt.


Bachelor of Science, University Free State, 1997. Bachelor of Science in medical pharmacology (honorary), University Free State, 2000. Diploma in project management, University South Africa, 2000.

Master of Science in medical pharmaceutical, WITS Medical School, 2004.


Clinical data coordinator Quintiles Clindata, Bloemfontein, South Africa, 1999—2000. Clinical research associate Bristol Myers Squibb, Johannesburg, 2000—2002. Senior clinical research associate Cato Research, 2002—2003.

Program officer cipra-sa Perinatal Human Immunodeficiency Virus Research Unit, since 2004. Clinical research consultant and project manager Contract Clinical Research Service, Johannesburg, since 2003.


  • Achievements include development of 8 patented pharmaceutical compounds of which three have been brought to market and five are pending final Food and Drug Administration, NDA approval. Program officer for the largest grant ever to be awarded to Africa by the National Institutes of Health (DAIDS): Comprehensive International Program for the Research of Aids in South Africa (CIPRA-SA).


Member of South African Pharmacology Society (correspondent).


Married Ronelle Marie Goosen, July 14, 2001.

Michiel Van Niekerk

Lorraine Phyllis De La Hunt

Ronelle Marie Goosen