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Funmi Olopade - Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine & Human Genetics

WASHINGTON - Olufunmilayo Falusi Olopade is the Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine & Human Genetics, Associate Dean for Global Health, and Director of the Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics at the University of Chicago. She is also a practicing clinician and Director of the University’s Cancer Risk Clinic. In her clinical work, Dr. Olopade is an authority on cancer risk assessment, prevention, and individualized treatment based on risk factors and quality of life. She also works with educators, doctors, government officials and pharmaceutical companies to improve access to quality education and medical care in low-income communities. Dr. Olopade has received numerous professional honors and awards, including the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, the ASCO Young Investigator Award, the James S. McDonnell Foundation Scholar Award, and the Doris Duke Distinguished Clinical Scientist Award, among others. She holds an M.B.B.S. from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria, completed her residency in internal medicine at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in hematology and oncology at the University of Chicago.

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3 Responses to “Obama appoints Nigerian Funmi Olopade as member America‚Äôs National Cancer Advisory Board”

  1. Very Nice.we produce important people in Nigeria, not just Scammers

  2. dr ladipo temitope August 6, 2011

    Nigerians are great people with innovations ,we can compete favourably with other people around the world especially in developed nations when given the necessary opportunity and the enabling environment in place.Thanks to President Obama for honouring our own.More grease to your elbow Prof Olopade we Nigerians are proud of you ,continue to write our country’s name in gold.well done maa!!