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.
  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.