Universiti Malaya’s infectious diseases specialist and therefore the current Dean of college of drugs
, Dato' Professor Dr. Adeeba Kamarulzaman, marks history because the person from Asia being
appointed because the International AIDS Society (IAS) President. She is taking over the leadership role
from year 2020 to 2022. Founded in 1988, IAS is that the world’s largest association of HIV professionals
, with over 12,000 members from quite 170 countries working together to advocate and drive urgent
action in reducing the impact of HIV.
played a key role in tackling various issues and challenges in HIV/AIDS through her remarkable clinical
and academic leadership. On top of that, she is currently the Chairman of the Malaysian AIDS
Foundation and Vice-President of the Malaysian AIDS Council, the height HIV NGO within the country.
She has established the Centre of Excellence for Research on AIDS (CERiA) that conducts multi-
disciplinary research on HIV starting from clinical to public health and policy research.
Nipah Investigative Team. She is that the first recipient of the Advance Australia Global Award within the
category of Alumni in 2012 and in April 2015 she was honoured with a Doctor of Laws (honoris causa)
from her school , Monash University. She also has the distinct honour of getting been featured in both
The Lancet and Science publications in 2013 and 2014 respectively.