Dean of Boston University Medical School Honored for Work With Women in Cancer Research

MED Dean Karen AntmanKaren H. Antman, provost of the medical campus and dean of the School of Medicine at Boston University, received the 2013 Margaret L. Kripke Legend Award for Promotion of Women in Cancer Medicine and Cancer Research. The award is presented by the MD Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas. The award recognizes scientific and medical leaders who have made extraordinary efforts to hire diverse workforces, promote women to leadership roles, nominate women for awards, and help to advance their careers.

Dr. Antman is an internationally recognized expert on breast cancer, mesotheliomas and sarcomas. Before joining the faculty at Boston University, Dr. Antman was deputy director for translational and clinical sciences at the National Cancer Institute. Previously, she was the Wu Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and earlier was on the faculty of Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Antman is a magna cum laude graduate of Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where she majored in chemistry. She received her medical degree at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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