Obama to praise Indian-American Professor with US' highest science awardDecember 24, 2015 17:37
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US President Barack Obama will present the US' highest science award to Indian-American professor at the White House Ceremony. A 65 year old professor at the Harvard Medical School will get this honour for his achievement and leadership in developing the fields of science and technology, the White House announced.
Dr Rakesh K Jain, has studied at IIT Kanpur before going to US. He is a professor of tumor biology at Massachusetts General Hospital in the Harvard Medical School. The professor will receive the National Medal of Science during a White House ceremony scheduled to be held early 2016.
There are nine recipients of the National Medal of Science in which eight recipients have been chosen for the National Medal of Technology and Innovation.
Recipients of the National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation, America's highest honors for achievement and leadership in advancing the fields of science and technology has been announced by the White House on December 22.
President Obama said, "Science and technology are fundamental to solving some of our Nation's biggest challenges. The knowledge produced by these Americans today will carry our country's legacy of innovation forward and continue to help countless others around the world. Their work is a testament to American ingenuity."
Except, National Medal of Science, Jain has won several awards for his research on tumor biology. He completed his BTech degree at IIT-Kanpur in Chemical Engineering in 1972 and was specifically doing research on the link between tumor blood vessels and improving the effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment.