Salim Abdool Karim

Vice-President for Outreach and Engagement (2022 – 2024)

Position: Vice-President for Outreach and Engagement
Nationality: South African
Country of residence: South Africa
Discipline: Medicine
Born in: 1960


Academic background

Read Salim Abdool Karim’s short bio

  1. PhD, University of Natal, South Africa
  2. MMed (Community Health), University of Natal, South Africa.
  3. FFCH (Community Medicine), College of Medicine, South Africa.
  4. Diploma in Datametrics (Computer Science), University of South Africa.
  5. MS (Epidemiology), School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York.
  6. MBChB, University of Natal, South Africa.

Past and current positions

Current appointments:

  • 2019-Present: Adjunct Professor in Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard University
  • 2016-Present: CAPRISA Professor of Global Health, Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University (Professor with tenure)
  • 2015-Present:Director: DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence in HIV Prevention (hosted by CAPRISA)
  • 2014-Present: Director: MRC HIV-TB Pathogenesis and Treatment Research Unit (hosted by CAPRISA)
  • 2011-Present:Associate, Ragon Institute of Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University

Selected previous positions held:

  • 2012-2014: President, South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC)
  • 2008-2011: Honorary Professor in Public Health, Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN
  • 2005-2015: Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research), UKZN (as an employee)
  • 2001-2004: Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), University of Natal
  • 2000-2015: Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, NY
  • 2000-2001: Director, HIV Prevention and Vaccine Research Unit, SAMRC

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