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Seema Singh honoured for cancer research

Singh was also awarded an Excellence in Faculty Innovation Award from the USA Alumni Association in 2016, and the Mayer Mitchell Award for Excellence in Cancer Research from the Mitchell Cancer Institute in 2020.

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Indian-origin cancer researcher Seema Singh is one of the recipients of the Outstanding Achievement Award by the Society of American Asian Scientists. The honour, given to a prominent scientist of Asian origin who has made a significant contribution to cancer research, was presented to Singh during the American Association for Cancer Research's annual meeting in Orlando, Florida.

Singh is a senior member of the Cancer Biology Programme at the USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute as well as a professor of pathology at the Frederick P. Whiddon College of Medicine at the University of South Alabama. She has published over 70 articles in scholarly journals and has gained funding from The National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health for her research. Additionally, she is a co-inventor on two patents that were granted in 2016 and 2017 involving techniques and formulations for better cancer categorization, diagnostics, and treatment.

“Seema Singh, PhD, is a dedicated and thoughtful cancer researcher who is committed to curing breast cancer, understanding the biology of cancer health disparities, and educating future cancer biologists,” said Martin Heslin, director of the Mitchell Cancer Institute. “We are very honoured to have her as a part of USA Health and the Mitchell Cancer Institute.”

Expressing her gratitude for the award, Singh said, “I must acknowledge that this achievement was not accomplished solely by myself, but rather it is a culmination of the efforts of a great team of students, fellows, and collaborators who have supported me throughout my journey. I owe this award to each and every one of them, as their contributions and dedication have been essential to the success of my research.”