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Award Winning Doctor Visits CMA

CMA Speaker While most of our students are on Spring Break this week, our four specialty high schools are in session and hard at work.  And City of Medicine Academy is hosting award winning guest speakers!

This morning, Dr. William G. Kaelin, Jr., one of three physician-scientists who received the 2016 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award, spoke to the CMA students about the importance of education, studying, reading and critical thinking. The Lasker Awards are among the most respected prizes in medicine and America’s most prestigious biomedical research awards.

In Durham to speak at the 2017 Lasker Lecture at Duke University, Dr. Kaelin requested to also speak to high school students and CMA was the perfect fit. CMA students are committed to becoming health care professionals and got to learn about the path Dr. Kaelin took to become a physician and ask him questions.

Dr. Kaelin is a Professor in the Department of Medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, and Associate Director, Basic Science, for the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center. He obtained his undergraduate and MD degrees from Duke University and completed his training in internal medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.