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Hughes Halbert

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Chanita A. Hughes-Halbert. Ph.D.

Chanita Hughes-Halbert elected into the National Academy of Medicine

Chanita A. Hughes-Halbert. Ph.D., has been elected into the National Academy of Medicine, the first woman and first African-American from South Carolina to attain that distinction. Membership in the NAM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine, and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievements and commitment to service.

The National Academy of Medicine is an independent organization of eminent professionals from diverse fields. Through its domestic and global initiatives, the NAM works to address critical issues in health, medicine and related policy, and inspire positive action.

"I just see it as a real honor because I think it places MUSC as an institution among some of the most elite academic centers in the country,” says Hughes-Halbert, who holds the AT&T Distinguished Endowed Chair in Cancer Equity and was also appointed by President Barack Obama to the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Board of Scientific Advisors.

Read the complete story in MUSC Catalyst News.