Video: What Motivates Dr. Olatoyosi Odenike?

The research career of Olatoyosi Odenike, MD, associate professor of medicine, was kick started in 2003 by the Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Career Development Award (CDA) for her work entitled: “Histone Deacetylase Inhibition as a Therapeutic Target for Acute Myeloid Leukemia.”

She continues to build on that work today as she focuses on the care of adults with leukemia, chronic myeloproliferative diseases, and myelodysplastic syndromes.

Okenike’s motivation is simple: “[I want] my patients to be around for a long, long time. I would love to get postcards from my patients when they’re old and I’m much older,” she says.

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July 29, 2013

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