Quarraisha Abdool Karim receives A1 rating from the NRF

31 January 2020

Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim, Associate Scientific Director at CAPRISA, has been awarded an A1 rating from the South African National Research Foundation (NRF)  following a rigorous peer-review evaluation.

According to the NRF, A-rated scientists are ‘researchers who are unequivocally recognised by their peers as leading international scholars in their field for the high quality and impact of their recent research outputs’. The NRF’s re-evaluation and rating process is held every five years.

 “It is an honour to receive this recognition as an acknowledgement of the high impact, cutting edge research being undertaken at the entire CAPRISA team to address key challenges in responding to the HIV epidemic in South Africa,” said Abdool Karim.

 Abdool Karim is Professor in Clinical Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, in New York and is Pro-Vice Chancellor for African Health at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.  At a global level she is the UNAIDS Special Ambassador for Adolescents and HIV.  She co-leads the UNAIDS Strategic Advisory Group and is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of PEPFAR.