This is how SA's Prof Glenda Gray made it to the TIME's 100 most influential

A South African medical research pioneer has the honour of being included in this year’s Time magazine list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Professor Glenda Gray has forged a career in groundbreaking research, specifically focused on the field of HIV.

She's listed for her contribution in leading a team of researchers on who carried out the first HIV vaccine efficacy trial.

Her ongoing HIV-vaccine study is the largest of its kind ever conducted in South Africa, Time magazine points out.

Prof Gray says her latest recognition highlights the importance of science and medical research in a time when scientific evidence is becoming increasingly contested.

It highlights how important medical research is, by identifying it and science and people involved outside the US.

Professor Glenda Gray

It highlights the HIV burden that we face in South African and the kind of work that we do as scientists.

Professor Glenda Gray

She hopes that conversation around the science of HIV continues to evolve in a bid to combat the epidemic.

Medical science is something that I've been committed to all my life.

Professor Glenda Gray

Take a listen to the professor reflect on her career and the impact of HIV in SA:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Youth open the space for HIV conversation

Youth open the space for HIV conversation

Eusebius McKaiser speaks to founders of Good Stories, twin brothers Thula and Ntokozo Mkhize.

No law to prove deliberate HIV infection, making evidence crucial - WLC

No law to prove deliberate HIV infection, making evidence crucial - WLC

The Women’s Legal Centre offers legal advice to a woman who believes that a con artist deliberately wanted to infect her with HIV.

How far has South Africa come in fighting HIV/Aids?

How far has South Africa come in fighting HIV/Aids?

Experts have highlighted the importance of changing dangerous behaviour and educating communities to eradicate the disease.

South African stem cell bank project aimed at curing HIV/Aids wins big

South African stem cell bank project aimed at curing HIV/Aids wins big

Nick Walker is SingularityU SA’s 1st Global Impact Competition winner for his concept to create a stem cell bank for curing Aids.

New drug holds out promise of long-term control of HIV

New drug holds out promise of long-term control of HIV

Dr Conradie from the Clinical HIV Research Unit (CHRU) explains how new advancements in HIV research could change lives.

Popular articles
3 risks to your retirement savings (and how to mitigate each of them)

3 risks to your retirement savings (and how to mitigate each of them)

Only 5% of South African retirement fund members will retire comfortably. Bruce Whitfield interviews advisor Warren Ingram.

Gift of the Givers' Dr Imtiaz Sooliman – angel amongst men – talks about money

Gift of the Givers' Dr Imtiaz Sooliman – angel amongst men – talks about money

"I have no desire for clothes. I have no desire for holidays. I have no desire for outings. All I see is the suffering of people…"

Group distances itself from N2 car spinners caught on film

Group distances itself from N2 car spinners caught on film

It turns out that the petrol heads who span cars on the N2 were part of the SA Torque Cape Town Breakfast Run.

Uber customer threatened with hockey stick by driver

Uber customer threatened with hockey stick by driver

An Uber customer shares how she was threatened by an Uber driver with a hockey stick after a disagreement.

Unauthorised debit orders: When last did you check your bank statement?

Unauthorised debit orders: When last did you check your bank statement?

Unauthorised debit orders are a huge problem affecting thousands of South Africans.

Heads to roll for N2 car spinning frenzy

Heads to roll for N2 car spinning frenzy

WC Traffic Chief says there was no authorisation given for cars to be spun on a provincial road with the protection of officers.