27 February 2017 SATVI researcher awarded accreditation as Established Researcher by National Research Foundation

27 Feb 2017 - 19:45

Congratulations to Dr Michele Tameris, who has been awarded accreditation as an Established Researcher by the National Research Foundation, having recently been rated in the category C1 in acknowledgement of national and international standing.


Dr Michele Tameris graduated from the University of Cape Town with an MBChB degree in 1980. Thereafter she worked for many years in the public health sector in Cape Town and in Worcester. In 2003 she joined SATVI as a clinical researcher and since 2005 has been Sub-Investigator on 15 novel TB vaccine trials and Principal Investigator on 6. These trials have been of 9 novel TB vaccines and have included first in human trials, phase 1, 2a and 2b trials including the first phase 2b infant efficacy trial of a new TB vaccine. She has been awarded two Wellcome Trust International Engagement awards (2012 and 2014) for projects using drama to improve community understanding of TB clinical research.

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