Fellowship of the Royal Society of South Africa
Prof Quarraisha Abdool Karim receives the Fellowship certificate from Prof Francis Thackeray, President of the Royal Society of South Africa
Prof Quarraisha Abdool Karim, CAPRISA’s Associate Scientific Director, was inducted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of South Africa on 15th September at the Society’s annual dinner held in Stellenbosch. Her induction as a Fellow recognises her exceptional contributions to HIV prevention and women’s health over the past 25 years. Prof Abdool Karim’s main research interests are in understanding the evolving HIV epidemic in South Africa; factors influencing acquisition of HIV infection in adolescent girls; and sustainable strategies to introduce ART in resource-constrained settings. Since 1998 she has played a central role in building the science base in southern Africa through the Columbia University - Southern African Fogarty AIDS International Training and Research Programme that has trained over 600 scientists in southern Africa.