Executive Women’s Initiative

October, 22nd, 2012: Prof. Janet Rowley

Dr. Rowley was born in New York City in 1925. Since 1984 she is the Blum-Riese Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago and is serving as the interim deputy dean for science since 2001. She discovered the first consistent chromosome translocation in any human cancer and identified more than a dozen differnet recurring translocations in children and adults with leukemia and lymphoma. Here discoveries changed the view of cancer researchers and led to cures for previously untreatable cancers and the development of targeted therapies. Rowley has received innumerable outstanding awards like the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009 and the Japan Prize in 2012.

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