Urology Professor Receives Award
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 9, 2008) - The American Urological Association Foundation has honored Dr. Natasha Kyprianou with the 2008 Distinguished Mentor Award. Kyprianou was selected by her peers as a senior investigator and mentor who continues to advance urologic research, contribute to the nurturing of young investigators, and promote the value and heritage of the AUA Foundation Research Scholars Program. Kyprianou received the prestigious award last month at the AUA meeting in Orlando, Florida.
"The Distinguished Mentor Award is reflective of Dr. Kyprianou's track record of mentoring numerous research scholars by providing an excellent research environment, sharing knowledge and impeccable standards, and earning the respect of the entire urologic community," said Dr. Leo Giambarresi, American Urological Association Foundation Director of Research.
"I am very honored that my peers have deemed me worthy of this award. I am committed to supporting research training and academic growth of young investigators; this is the best investment for the future of medicine," Kyprianou said.
Kyprianou is the James F. Hardymon Chair in Urologic Research and she is a Professor of Urology, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry and Pathology at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Her research focuses on the molecular mechanisms underlying prostate cancer development and progression and the development of drugs targeting metastatic tumors.
The AUA Foundation is a partnership of physicians, researchers, health care professionals, patients, caregivers, families and the public established to support and promote research, patient/public education and advocacy to improve prevention, detection, treatment and ultimately cure urological diseases.