Gavin J. Churchyard, MBBCh, M.Med, FCP, PhD - Thibela TB Principal Investigator
Dr. Churchyard is a specialist physician, internationally-renowned for his contributions in tuberculosis (TB). He is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Aurum Institute for Health Research, an independent, not for profit, public benefit organization in South Africa with more than $80 million in grants that focus on TB and HIV service delivery, management and research.
He is an Honorary Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, School of Clinical Sciences in the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, Visiting Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town, School of Public Health and Family Medicine and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical medicine.
Dr. Churchyard is a member of the executive committee of the NIH funded Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), and he has consulted for the World Health Organization, UNAIDS and the National Department of Health on treatment and prevention of TB and HIV. He has contributed to industry, national and international guidelines for TB treatment and preventive therapy.
Dr.Churchyard has published more than 70 scientific papers and text book chapters in the areas of TB and HIV treatment and prevention. For a detailed C.V., click here.