Awards and Accomplishments

Executive Award, University of Illinois College of Medicine Urban Health Program at Urbana-Champaign, IL
This award recognizes individuals who have given selflessly to support the vision of the COM Urban Health Program and underrepresented students. This year’s Award focused on faculty who demonstrated an outstanding and longstanding commitment to Excellence in Teaching, Leadership, Service & Commitment to Student Success.
The Raymond B. Allen Instructorship Award (Golden Apple Award), University of Illinois College of Medicine, Urbana-Champaign, IL
The Golden Apple Award is a longstanding tradition at the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine. This college-level award is given in the name of Dr. Raymond B. Allen, former dean of the college, by vote of the members of each class to teacher(s) who contributed most to the instruction of the class. The students base their decision on the following criteria: a superb role model because of his/her organization, knowledge, appropriate level and clarity of presentation, interest in topic and interest in students, among others. The Golden Apple Award is the highest compliment extended by students to a faculty member at UICOM.
Distinguished Service Award
for Outstanding University Contributions at Northwestern Health Sciences University, Minnesota, MN, USA
Creativity and Innovation Award
Proposal for dual degree programs, Northwestern Health Sciences University, Minnesota, MN,
Best Poster Award
American Holistic Medical Association National Conference, Minneapolis, MN on the work “The Chinese herbs Scutellariabaicalensis and Fritillariacirrhosa target NFκB to inhibit proliferation of ovarian and endometrial cancer cells.”.
Faculty Member of the Year
Faculty Appreciation Dinner, National American University
Member of the Year 2010
Featured in Marquis Who’s Who and Madison Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who Among Professionals and Executives Around the World
Awarded Teacher of the Year 2007
at the Student Leadership Recognition Dinner at Northwestern Health Sciences University
University Gold Medal
(Chua Toh Hua Memorial Gold Medal) for the best Ph.D. graduate and most outstanding research work done in the area of Life Sciences, National University of Singapore (thesis titled: Tumor cell response to drug induced apoptosis is a function of intra-cellular redox status). This award was conferred in competition with 400 life science research graduates.
National University of Singapore
City University of Hong Kong
Sir Edmund Youde Memorial Scholarship to present the scientific findings titled, “Exposure of human leukemia cells to low doses of resveratrol inhibits hydrogen peroxide induced apoptosis.”
Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
7th Annual NUH-NUS scientific meeting
Singapore National Medical Research Council’s “Young Scientist Award” at the presentation and scientific findings on, “Hydrogen peroxide is a signal for Baxtrans location to the mitochondria.”
Full Merit Research Scholarship
at the National University of Singapore
2000 – 2004
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