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MD Anderson honors 2 champions for women in medicine and research
Date:3/13/2014

unities and helped prepare women for leadership positions through special assignments.

Burke is a practicing gynecologic oncology surgeon whose clinical and research work focuses on vulvar and endometrial cancers.

"I have benefited from the wisdom and guidance of many wonderful mentors throughout my education and career," Burke said. "Several of them were talented women. I am thrilled to be recognized for fostering the professional development of friends and colleagues over the past 25 years at MD Anderson."

The President's Leadership Award for Advancing Women Faculty was initiated last year to recognize the contributions of an MD Anderson faculty member who has had a significant impact on the career advancement of women faculty. Recipients provide vision and leadership to address practices that inadvertently disadvantage women faculty and serve as change agents by creating an environment where women can flourish and advance to leadership positions.

"I am delighted to honor and recognize two individuals who advocate above and beyond the expected for the career advancement of women faculty," said Ronald DePinho, M.D, president of MD Anderson. "Recipients of both awards are chosen based on demonstrating, through their words and actions, a deep personal and professional commitment to this value."


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Contact: Scott Merville
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713-792-0661
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
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