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Distinguished Scientist Award for Dr. Veena Rao of Morehouse

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May 2011
Distinguished Scientist Award for Dr. Veena Rao of Morehouse

Dr. Veena N. Rao of the Morehouse School of Medicine is the first woman scientist to receive the Mario Toppo Distinguished Scientist Award from the Association of Scientists of Indian Origin in America (ASIOA). This award, recognizing an outstanding senior scientist of Indian origin for contribution to the sciences, was presented by Dr. Debapriya Dutta, Counselor of Science and Technology, Embassy of India, Washington, D.C., and Dr. Avadhesh Sharma, President, ASIOA, at the 29th annual banquet held on April 11, 2011 in Washington, D.C., with India’s Honorable Ambassador Meera Shankar as Chief Guest.

Dr. Rao is Professor and Co-Director of the Cancer Biology Program, and Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Cancer Scholar in the Department of OB/GYN at Morehouse. Her research focuses on how BRCA1 deregulation causes breast cancer health disparities in African American women with triple negative breast cancers (TNBC). TNBC are highly aggressive, have higher rates of distant metastasis, and currently have no targeted treatments. Her team has filed several patents on this work, the results of which have profound significance.  


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