PVM Breast Cancer Researcher Receives Woman of Achievement Award

November 13, 2015

Congratulations to Professor of Cancer Pharmacology Sophie Lelièvre in the Purdue Veterinary Medicine Department of Basic Medical Sciences for receiving the Indiana Woman of Achievement Award, in recognition of Distinction in Breast Cancer Prevention Research, from the Ball State University College of Sciences and Humanities.  The award was presented last month during a dinner at the Ball State University Alumni Center, where Dr. Lelièvre also was invited to speak about her career.  Dr. Lelièvre is co-chair of the International Breast Cancer and Nutrition Project, which seeks to foster the development of a community of scientists across disciplines and public health experts dedicated to research on the primary prevention of breast cancer.  She was one of five recipients of the 2015 Indiana Woman of Achievement Award

The award was established by the Task Force on the Status of Women at Ball State University in memory of Dr. Bernadette Perham, a professor of mathematics at Ball State who did much in her life to assure that young women would enter the opportunity structure of society.  When Professor Perham died, the task force members decided to establish a dinner at which they would recognize women in Indiana who are making a difference in improving life by virtue of what they have decided to do with their lives.  Since the award presentation, Dr. Lelièvre also has received letters of commendation from Indiana Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann and Chairman of the Purdue Board of Trustees Michael Berghoff.

Writer: Kevin Doerr, pvmnews@purdue.edu


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