Professor to receive honor from National Cancer Institute

By Staff


Kate Horwitz, Ph.D., of the department of medicine, division of endocrinology, metabolism and diabetes at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, will receive the 10th Rosalind E. Franklin Award for women in science from the National Cancer Institute.

The prize honors the commitment of women in cancer research and is given in tribute to Dr. Franklin, who played a critical role in the discovery of the DNA double helix. Horwitz is a Distinguished Professor whose work focuses on women's ovarian hormones and their role in breast cancer.