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  • Professor Linda Fried honoured

    Linda Fried, Dean and DeLamar Professor at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and a leading expert on healthy aging, has been honoured with the prestigious 2016 Inserm International Prize, a scientific award, made each year by the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research.  Professor Fried is a public health leader in the fields of epidemiology and aging and has done seminal work in defining frailty as a clinical syndrome and illuminating both its causes and the potential for prevention as keys to optimizing health for older adults. Professor Fried’s scientific discoveries have transformed science, medical care, and public health around the world, inspiring greater interest in helping older populations thrive.

    Professor Fried who serves on the CAPRISA Board of Control said that her “interest in the science of healthy aging has been guided by a belief that science and society, working in concert, can optimise our innate capacity for good health”.

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Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa

CAPRISA was created in 2001 and formally established in 2002 under the NIH-funded Comprehensive International Program of Research on AIDS (CIPRA) by five partner institutions; University of KwaZulu-Natal, University of Cape Town, University of Western Cape, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, and Columbia University in New York. CAPRISA is a designated UNAIDS Collaborating Centre for HIV Prevention Research. The main goal of CAPRISA is to undertake globally relevant and locally responsive research that contributes to understanding HIV pathogenesis, prevention and epidemiology as well as the links between tuberculosis and AIDS care.