Professor Salim Abdool Karim has held academic appointments at the universities of KwaZulu-Natal, Cornell, and Columbia, and has received many honours for his significant scientific contributions to the struggle against AIDS.
Karim has contributed significantly to research capacity development in South Africa, playing a role in the initiation or creation of five highly productive research centres, and has been instrumental in restoring the status of the Medical Research Council as the country's premier medical research institute. For more than a decade he served as the principal investigator of the Fogarty International Centre, which has trained more than 500 South African researchers. Karim currently chairs the UNAIDS Scientific Expert Panel.
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