Adeeba Kamarulzaman is presently the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya. In 2007 she established the Centre of Excellence for Research in AIDS (CERiA) at the University of Malaya to develop and enhance HIV related research activities in Malaysia. CERiA’s research efforts focus on key affected populations and transcend clinical, translational as well as public health research. Professor Kamarulzaman has used her clinical and academic leadership to engage in evidence-based response to the HIV epidemic in Malaysia and the region. She is presently the Co-Chair of the WHO Strategic and Technical Advisory Committee on HIV, an Executive Committee Member of the International Society of Infectious Diseases and a Governing Council Member of the International AIDS Society and was recently honoured with a Doctor of Laws honoris causa from her alma mater, Monash University.