Margaret L. Kripke Legend Award
For Promotion of Women in Cancer Medicine and Cancer Science
2013 Recipient of the Margaret L. Kripke Legend Award
Karen Antman, M.D.
Provost, Boston University Medical Campus
Dean, Boston University School of Medicine
Dr. Karen Antman, an internationally recognized expert on breast cancer, mesotheliomas and sarcomas, previously served as Deputy Director for Translational and Clinical Sciences at the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and before that as Wu Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology and Director of the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where she co-directed the cancer care service line at New Your Presbyterian Hospital. She served on the faculty of Harvard Medical School from 1979 to 1993, and had hospital appointments at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.
She is a member of the Institute of Medicine and serves on the Administration Board of the American Association of Medical Colleges Council of Deans, and on the board of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates. She served on the Council of the Fogarty International Center of the NIH and as President of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplant, and the American Association for Cancer Research. She has more than 300 publications, edited 5 textbooks and monographs and has published reviews and editorials on medical education, medical policy and the impact of research funding and managed care on clinical research.
Dr. Antman will receive the award at MD Anderson on Tuesday, March 19, at 4:00 p.m. in Onstead Auditorium.
Prior Award Recipients
Nancy Hopkins, Ph.D. (pdf)
Amgen, Inc. Professor of Biology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Edward J. Benz, Jr., M.D. (pdf)
President, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Director, Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center
Richard and Susan Smith Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School
Janet Rowley, M.D. (pdf)
Blum-Riese Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine, of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology,
and of Human Genetics, Section of Hematology/Oncology
University of Chicago Medical Center
Margaret Foti, Ph.D., M.D. (h.c.) (pdf)
CEO, American Association for Cancer Research
About Margaret L. Kripke
Margaret L. Kripke, Ph.D., is widely regarded as a trailblazer and role model for women in medical science, academia and executive leadership. She has supported and mentored countless colleagues, employees and trainees throughout her distinguished career. Dr. Kripke continues to serve on the MD Anderson Cancer Center faculty in a reduced-time capacity as special advisor to the provost. More (pdf)
About the Margaret L. Kripke Legend Award
Women Faculty Programs at MD Anderson Cancer Center established this award in 2008 in honor of Margaret L. Kripke, Ph.D., for her unwavering advocacy for and promotion of women in academic medicine and science.
This national award will be given each year to an individual, male or female, for their ongoing sustained support and extraordinary dedication to enhancing the careers of women in cancer medicine and cancer science.
Candidates for the award will be considered by a committee of internal faculty and external members of the scientific community.
For questions, please contact:
Abby Mitchell, MBA