Another feather in the cap for distinguished scientist


Another feather in the cap for distinguished scientist World renowned HIV Aids scientist, Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim will add another award in the new year. to her distinguished career. Stellenbosch University has confirmed that it will confer an honorary doctorate on Karim at its graduation ceremony in March April 2020.

Karim, an epidemiologist and associate scientific director at the Centre For The Aids Programme of Research in South Africa Caprisa in Durban, and her husband, Professor Salim Abdool Karim, a director at Caprisa, have won several international awards. The L'Oreal Unesco Women in Science Laureate for Africa and the Middle East honoured her for her pivotal role in HIV prevention research.

She also received the TWAS Lenovo Science Prize, for life saving research into medical and social strategies against HIV and AIDS. Karim was awarded the SAMRC Scientific Merit Award, as an outstanding South African Scientist and the Science for Society Gold Medal ASSAF Award, in recognition of significant achievement in the advancement or the application of science. Stellenbosh University said the honorary doctorate acknowledges the remarkable Professor Ouarraisha Abdool Karim work of individuals who are regarded as role models and an inspiration to Stellenbosch graduates. 'Their contributions to society through education, activism and researth also embody the values underpinning Stellenbosh University's Vision 2040 compassion, respect, excellence, accountability and equity. "The honorary doctorate will be conferred on Professor Karim during the university's graduation ceremony in March April 2020".

Publication: Southern Star

12 November 2019