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Elwood Jensen Honored at Bearcat Basketball Halftime

Published March 2005

UC's recipient of the Lasker Award, known as the "American Nobel," was honored at a special halftime ceremony at the UC men's basketball game Feb. 16 at Fifth Third Arena.

Dr. Elwood Jensen's research led to a discovery that transformed the treatment of breast cancer patients and saves more than 100,000 lives each year.

UC President Nancy L. Zimpher, PhD, and Senior Vice President and Provost for Health Affairs Jane E. Henney, MD, took part in the ceremony that celebrated Dr. Jensen's Lasker Award, a highly respected recognition that has honored scientific accomplishments for 56 years.

Dr. Jensen, the George J. and Elizabeth Wile Chair in Cancer Research at UC, is also a distinguished university professor in the Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy.

The Lasker Awards are the most coveted prize in biomedical research. Ohio has only two Lasker Award recipients for medical research, Dr. Jensen and UC's Albert Sabin, MD, who developed the world's first oral polio vaccine.


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