YBhg. Professor Dato’ Dr. Adeeba binti Kamarulzaman

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YBhg. Professor Dato’ Dr. Adeeba Binti Kamarulzaman

Dean of Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya

YBhg. Professor Dato’ Dr. Adeeba Binti Kamarulzaman is the current Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya. She also holds the role as an adjunct associate professor at Yale University in the United States.

Professor Adeeba Kamarulzaman is a graduate from Monash University. She further trained in internal medicine and infectious disease at the Monash Medical Centre and Fairfield Infectious Diseases Hospital located in Melbourne, Australia.

Her many contributions to healthcare in Malaysia includes establishing the Centre of Excellence for Research on AIDS (CERIA) which conducts multi-disciplinary research on HIV. This centre aims to cater towards public health and policy research in regards to HIV/AIDS in Malaysia. As Chairman of the Malaysian AIDS Foundation and member of the Executive Council of the Malaysian AIDS Council, she engages widely with the national and community response towards HIV/AIDS. Her involvement in AIDS/HIV extends to an international level, where she is also member of the Executive Council of the International AIDS Society and member of the UNAIDS Scientific Expert Panel on HIV. She has also participated as a member of the WHO committee on HIV/AIDS. As well as adding new knowledge to AIDS/HIV, Prof Adeeba’s work has managed to transform the lives of many who have been afflicted with the disease.

She also played a crucial role as a member of the clinical and investigative team of the Nipah Encephalitis outbreak, which led to the discovery of the Nipah virus. For this contribution, she was awarded the Tun Mahathir Science Award in 2007 and subsequently, the Merdeka Award in 2008.

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