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Aurum Governance

The Aurum Institute is governed by a Board of Directors, supported by governance committees and led by a Group Management Executive consisting of a Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) supported by a Technical Expert Group; a Group Chief Operations Officer (COO) and a Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Dr Salome Charalambous

  • Title: Managing Director: Implementation Research Division
  • Qualifications: MBBCh, MSc, PhD in Epidemiology
  • Location: Parktown

I am currently the Research Director at the Aurum Institute. My training includes a medical degree from Wits University and a MSc and PhD in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

I have an interest and experience in medical research in the fields of HIV and TB. I was involved in HIV programme implementation prior to antiretroviral therapy implementation in the mining industry and was instrumental in the first large antiretroviral implementation project in the Anglo American companies. Following that, I was the main recipient of a large PEPFAR grant which involved HIV programme implementation in settings with private practitioners, public sector hospitals, such as Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital, and Thembisa hospital, and the Department of Corrections.

As part of programme implementation, I also conducted research studies and published articles on TB-HIV integration, HIV programme evaluations and other topics related to HIV and TB. I am currently the Principal Investigator on a number of clinical trials and large cluster-randomized epidemiological studies including TB Fast Track (TB treatment initiation on ART patients) and TB MERGE (TB HIV integration project).