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  1. Prof Ramjee was acknowledged for her expertise in HIV prevention research when she received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2012 International Microbicide Conference in Sydney, Australia. This award affirmed her contribution to the field as recognized by international peers. 
  2. In 2013, Prof. Ramjee was appointed as one of three selected Programme Co-Chairs for the 20th International AIDS Conference (Melbourne, Australia, 20-25 July 2014).
  3. HPRU received a new 7-year grant from the NIH in 2013. This is the third cycle of funding received by the unit through a very competitive global grant application and review process. A total of approximately R545 million was received from the NIH for HPRU’s Clinical Trials Unit (CTU).
  4. HPRU was a recipient of a Service of Excellent Award, from the KZN Department of Health (DoH) in 2014.  Professor S. Abdool-Karim, the former MRC President, was invited to receive this award on behalf of the MRC. The award was granted on the basis of the excellent, long standing collaboration between HPRU and the KZN DoH. HPRU is deeply honoured to have received this recognition from the Provincial Minister of Health Dr. Sibongiseni Dhlomo.
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