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Indian-born professor named ‘Emerging Leader in Health and Medicine Scholar’


Houston, Sept. 4 (PTI): Indian-born Swathi Arur, professor and vice president of genetics at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has been selected as one of the emerging leaders in health and medicine 2022 by the National Academy of Medicine (NAM).

Arur is the first MD Anderson faculty member to be named to this prestigious group since its inception in 2016.

Her passion for improving health was evident from her undergraduate studies at the University of Delhi in 1991-1994, where she started a non-governmental organization focused on providing better health care to children living with HIV. HIV.

She received her PhD in microbiology from the Indian Institute of Medical Sciences in 2001 and continued her postgraduate studies at the University of Connecticut, where she led efforts to integrate quantitative mass spectrometry into cell cultures in apoptosis research, one of the first examples of this advanced technology in proteomics.

“We are delighted to have Dr. Arur recognized by the National Academy of Medicine for his extraordinary contributions and leadership in the life sciences,” said Peter Pisters, President of MD Anderson. “His passion, expertise and fundamental work in advancing cancer metastasis research are invaluable to our institution, and we applaud his selection to this exemplary group of researchers.” The NAM Emerging Leaders Forum, to be held in Washington, D.C. on April 18-19, 2023, will allow these scholars to engage in interdisciplinary discussions among the nation’s emerging leaders in health and medicine. ELHM Fellows will also help shape NAM’s priorities by focusing on pressing medical challenges, improving health policy, and increasing equity for all.

“We don’t inherit a perfect world. Instead, the world is more often the product of our actions and what we pay for and leave behind,” Arur said. “Being named an Emerging Leader is not only an honor, but it also gives me the opportunity to work with and learn from global leaders in health and medical policy who are constantly striving to make the world a better place. ” Arur has received numerous accolades to date, including 2016 MD Anderson Presidential Fellow, 2017 Andrew Sabin Family Fellow, 2018 Distinguished Faculty Mentor, and 2022 Honored President for Education and Advancement. mentoring.

In 2020 Arur was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She currently serves on the board of directors and is chair of the awards committee of the Genetics Society of America.

She is a permanent study member of the Cellular, Molecular, and Integrative Reproduction Study Section of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and editor of Development. She is also co-chair and chair of the Gordon Research Conference in Developmental Biology in 2023 and 2025, respectively.

NAM, founded in 1970, is an independent organization of professionals advising the entire scientific community on critical health issues.

The Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine (ELHM) program was launched to increase the academy’s engagement with outstanding early and mid-career interdisciplinary professionals in biomedical sciences, population health, healthcare , health policy and other related fields. PTI SHK IJT

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