Dr Kapil Narain is awarded a 2023 Rhodes Scholarship

9 November 2022

On 7th November, Dr Kapil Narain was inducted as a Rhodes Scholar to pursue his postgraduate studies at the University of Oxford following a rigorous selection process. Narain is an alum of the University of KwaZulu-Natal and of the CAPRISA Research Placement programme. 

Prof Salim Abdool Karim, Director CAPRISA said he had personally mentored Narain as part of the CAPRISA Research Placement Programme to ‘develop the next generation of clinical research leaders in South Africa.’“All my previous mentees have been recipients of the Rhodes Scholarship – one is still at Oxford at present,” he said. “Dr Narain possesses several qualities that will one day make him an excellent researcher; he has a quick grasp of highly complex questions, the ability to think laterally, and to analyse a topic holistically and thoroughly.”