February 9, 2017 – Sofia Merajver receives 2017 Sarah Goddard Power Award
Sofia Merajver, professor in the Medical School and the School of Public Health, has received the 2017 Sarah Goddard Power Award.
The Academic Women’s Caucus presents the award to faculty members who have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the betterment of women, and who have shown success and achievement in research and scholarship, distinguished leadership and mentoring women.
Merajver, professor of internal medicine, Medical School, and professor of epidemiology, School of Public Health, is an internationally recognized breast cancer researcher, according to citations.
She is the scientific director of the Breast Oncology Program and the director of the Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk Evaluation Program.
Merajver has contributed to a variety of research areas, including basic studies in the genetics of breast cancer and the development of a novel treatment for breast cancer.
She has more than 275 peer-reviewed publications to her name, and her research subjects range from the genetic determinants of aggressive breast cancers to fear of insurance discrimination as a result of genetic risk assessment and perception of risk for breast cancer.
Among her accomplishments, Merajver and her team identified the first oncogene that controls metastatic cancer cell motility.
Merajver has received a U-M Distinguished Mentor Award and the Medical School dean’s Basic Science Research Award, and has been inducted as a member of the American Clinical and Climatological Association.
She has also pursued research and action in health disparities and worked in Africa and South America to improve systems to care for cancer patients.
Congratulations Dr. Merajver!