• SAMRC Merit awards for CAPRISA associates

    CAPRISA congratulates five outstanding research associates who received the 2017 SAMRC Scientific Merit awards for their significant contributions to health and medical research. In particular we pay tribute to Professor Zena Stein for her tireless and
    unprecedented contributions to public health in South Africa and indeed globally.

    Professor Stein received a Platinum Medal, the SAMRC Lifetime Achievement award. Zena Stein is an epidemiologist, activist and doctor. She is currently Emeritus Professor of Epidemiology and Psychiatry at Columbia University and has worked tirelessly in the field of maternal health and in prenatal and perinatal HIV infection and HIV infection
    in women. Dr Stein is widely recognized as a pioneer in the movement to provide women with methods of contraception. She carried out several WHO consultancies and served on the editorial boards of professional journals in the fields of epidemiology,
    public health, genetic epidemiology and teratology. She has published 270 papers and
    five books and has received numerous awards for her significant contributions.

    We applaud, Research associates, Professors Carolyn Williamson (SAMRC Gold Medal), Frank Tanser (SAMRC Gold Medal), Gita Ramjee (Gold Medal) and Marian Loveday (SAMRC Silver Medal) on their outstanding awards. We also congratulate Professors Thumbi Ndung’u of HPP/AHRI on his medal and Valerie Mizrahi, a past CAPRISA Scientific Advisory Board Member, on her Platinum Medal.

    Professor Zena Stein

    Professor Carolyn Williamson

    Dr Frank Tanser

    Dr Marian Loveday


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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.