Peter Hu, Ph.D., associate professor and director of the Molecular Genetic Technology Program for MD Anderson's School of Health Professions, is the latest winner of the Cardinal Health urEssential Award, a national award that recognizes medical laboratory professionals' contributions to patient care.
"Peter believes that the public deserves well-prepared practitioners of diagnostic molecular science and clinical cytogenetics," wrote one nominator. "He takes time out of his very busy schedule, teaching, publishing and speaking, to visit schools of molecular genetics, cytogenetics and other medical laboratory science programs for accreditation to assure they meet the standards to serve the community."
Cardinal Health recently donated $25,000 to the School of Health Professions in honor of Hu. The contribution will benefit scholarships for students seeking careers in laboratory medicine through the Molecular Genetic Technology Program and the Graduate Program in Diagnostic Genetics programs.
The School of Health Professions is committed to the education of health care professionals through formal academic programs that award institutional certificates and degrees in health sciences.