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April 13, 2014
Photo by A. Sue Weisler

Rick A. Kittles ’89 (biology) received a distinguished alumni award April 11. Kittles helped establish the National Human Genome Center. Currently, he is associate professor in the Department of Medicine and the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He is at the forefront of developing ancestry-informative genetic markers and studying how this information can be used to map genes for common traits and disease, especially among African-American populations. His talk, “The Epidemiology of Prostate Cancer: Genomic Insights,” was a College of Science Series Lecture.

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