Quarraisha Abdool Karim receives Top Woman in Science Award

29 August 2016

CAPRISA’s Associate Scientific Director, Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim, was awarded the inaugural Top Woman in Science award at the13th Standard Bank Top Women Awards held in Johannesburg on 18th August 2016. The award is made to a senior woman executive who has ‘demonstrated exceptional performance using science and who has demonstrated admirable leadership, business acumen and strategic foresight.’

Professor Abdool Karim accepted the award with Drs Jinal Bhiman, Nonhlanhla Mkhize and Zanele Ditse, from the National Institute for Communicable Diseases and used the opportunity to profile the next generation of science leadership within the CAPRISA consortium, in whose capable hands the baton will be passed to.

L-R—Dr Zanele Ditse National Institute of Communicable Disease, Ms Lulu Mzili - General Manager: Marketing & Business Development AMSCOR , Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim, CAPRISA, and Drs Jinal Bhiman and Nonhlanhla Mkhize from the NICD