NRI scientist awarded with the prestigious Medal-of-Science from the US President

NRI scientist awarded with the prestigious Medal of Science from the US President pardesi news 1464013288

The US President Barack Obama was awarded the prestigious National Medal of Science to an Indian-American scientist for his outstanding contribution to science.

Dr. Rakesh K Jain, 65, a professor of tumour biology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Harvard Medical School was awarded the National Medal of Science from President Barack Obama, along with 16 other recipients of the National Medals of Science and National Medals of Technology and Innovation. The award function was initially scheduled in January but was postponed due to a major snow storm, the White House has said.

Dr. Jain has received numerous awards for his work on tumour biology, especially research on the link between tumour blood vessels and improving the effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment. He received his B Tech degree from IIT-Kanpur in Chemical Engineering in 1972.

The National Medal of Science was created by statute in 1959 and is administered for the White House by the National Science Foundation. The National Medal of Technology and Innovation is awarded annually.  It recognises those who have made lasting contributions to America's competitiveness and quality of life and helped strengthen nation's technological workforce. 

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