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Title (honorific)
Academic Qualifications
PhD (2000, University of Natal, South Africa); MSc (1988, Columbia University, United States); BSc (Hon) (University of Witwatersrand, South Africa); BSc (University of Durban-Westville, South Africa)
Brief Biography (English)

Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim is a South African epidemiologist, known for her many contributions to AIDS research. She is the Associate Scientific Director of the AIDS Research Center, Centre for the Aids Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), a Professor in Clinical Epidemiology at the Columbia University, and an Honorary Professor in Public Health and Pro Vice-Chancellor for African Health at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She was awarded an honorary doctoral degree from the University of Johannesburg. She is a Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences , The World Academy of Science; the Royal Society of South Africa, the Academy of Science of South Africa and Member of the National Academies of Sciences of the USA. She has received numerous prestigious awards, including the pinnacle The World Academy of Science-Lenovo Award;  the inaugural AAS Olusegun Obasanjo Prize for Scientific Discovery and Technological Innovation, The Christophe Meriuex Infectious Diseases Award from the French Academy of Sciences and the John Dirk-Canadian Gairdner Global Health Award.  View profile for Quarraisha Abdool Karim in: Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), (2017). Legends of South African Science. [Online] Available at: DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/assaf.2016/0012

Job Title
Associate Scientific Director
Primary Organisation
Centre for the Aids Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA)
Website Address for Primary Organisation
African Country
South Africa
African Region
Southern Africa

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