By Maryam Nasir
KUALA LUMPUR, 14 January 2022: Prof. Dr. Adeeba Kamarulzaman, an infectious disease expert specialising in HIV/AIDS, has been included in Forbes magazine’s “50 Over 50: Asia 2022”.
The list, released on Tuesday (11 January), spotlights women over the age of 50 who are leaving a positive and lasting impact on the Asia-Pacific region.
Shortlisted from more than 10,000 nominees, it showcases those who are leading movements that are creating global impact or have founded and running companies with US$20 million (RM84 million) or more in revenue.
“In a moment when a global pandemic has pushed a disproportionate number of women out of the workforce – and, among this demographic, forced hundreds of thousands into too-early retirement – it is our hope that the stories of the women on this list resonate, inform and inspire,” said Forbes.
Prof. Dr. Adeeba, the dean of University Malaya’s Faculty of Medicine, established its Centre of Excellence for Research in AIDS, which conducts multidisciplinary research on HIV, ranging from clinical to public health and policy research.
She also chairs the Malaysian AIDS Foundation and was elected the first Asian president of the International AIDS Society in 2020.
In 2021, she was inducted into the World Health Organisation’s Science Council, a high-level group comprising prominent scholars advising scientific and technological advances for global public health.
She was also featured in both The Lancet and Science publications in 2013 and 2014 respectively. ***
Source: Free Malaysia Today
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