Mathilde Krim

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Mathilde Krim (Hebrew: מתילדה קרים; née Galland; July 9, 1926 – January 15, 2018) was an Italian-American medical researcher. She was the founding chairman of amfAR, the American Foundation for AIDS Research. She was born in Como, Italy to a Swiss Protestant father and Italian Roman Catholic mother.[1] She worked at Weizmann Institute of Science, Cornell University Medical School, and at Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research.

In August 2000, President Bill Clinton awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States.[2]

Krim died at home in Kings Point, New York on January 15, 2018, aged 91.[3]

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  1. "Mathilde Krim". Encyclopædia Britannica.
  2. "HIV/AIDS Research". The Foundation for AIDS Research. Archived from the original on 2008-06-18. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  3. McFadden, Robert D. (January 16, 2018). "Mathilde Krim, Mobilizing Force in an AIDS Crusade, Dies at 91". New York Times. Retrieved January 16, 2018.