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Glenda Elisabeth
Current position: 
President & CEO
Current nationality: 
South Africa
Current residence: 
South Africa
South African Medical Research Council
Gray is President/CEO of the South African Medical Research Council, Research Professor in Paediatrics at the University of the Witwatersrand, and Member (Professor) in the Vaccine & Infectious Disease Division at the Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center, in Seattle. A Medical Doctor, specialising in Paediatrics, she started her research career in the field of preventing mother to child transmission of HIV-1 (PMTCT). She was awarded a Fogarty Fellowship to study clinical epidemiology at Cornell and Columbia Universities (1999), enabling her to broaden her investigative interests to include: clinical trial design; vaccine. She developed her research in post-natal transmission, focusing on breast-feeding, infant survival and post-exposure prophylaxis. Gray collaborated in multi-country efforts to find short-course and affordable antiretroviral interventions for PMTCT. She co-founded with James McIntyre the Perinatal HIV Research Unit (PHRU) at Baragwanath Hospital, which is now a world-renowned research unit focused on HIV prevention and treatment with grants awarded through competitive international processes from the NIH, USAID, amongst others, amounting to over R120 million pa.
Sustainable Development Goals: 
3 - Good health and well-being
4 - Quality education
5 - Gender equality
10 - Reduced inequality
HIV epidemiology, HIV vaccines, HIV Prevention, mother to child transmission, HIV Adolescent
04-Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences
TWAS Awards: 
Regional Prize (2016 TWAS-ROSSA)
Last updated on 31/07/2020