SOURCE: International Assoc. of Who's Who

October 06, 2015 13:00 ET

Adrienne C. Scheck Ph.D. Is Presented the Award of Distinction by the International Assoc. of Who's Who

Adrienne C. Scheck Ph.D., of Phoenix, Arizona, Recognized by the International Assoc. of Who's Who for Exemplary Achievements in the Field of Scientific Research

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Oct 6, 2015) - Dr. Adrienne C. Scheck is an Associate Professor in Neuro-Oncology Research at the Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI), Associate Investigator in the Cancer Biology Program at the University of Arizona Cancer Center, and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Arizona State University.

Adrienne C. Scheck received her B.A. in Biology from the University of Rochester and earned her Ph.D. in Biology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

In the United States this year alone, over 22,000 people will be diagnosed with a primary brain or spinal tumor. Of these 22,000 people, more than 13,000 (many of them younger than 21 years old) will die from their disease. New treatment modalities are crucial in the battle against cancer. Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI) at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center sees more brain and spinal tumor patients than other centers in the country. The BNI is an internationally renowned medical center offering care to people throughout the world with brain and spine diseases, disorders and injuries. BNI performs more neurosurgery than anywhere else in the United States. US News & World Report routinely lists St. Joseph's Hospital as one of the best hospitals in the nation for neurosurgical and neurological care.

The focus of Dr. Scheck's research is to improve patient prognosis through an increased understanding of therapy resistance and the design of novel therapies. This work has led to an ongoing clinical trial for patients with malignant brain tumors and she is considered a leader in her field. An additional interest in her laboratory is the development of new prognostic and diagnostic markers for brain tumors.

In addition to her laboratory research, Dr. Scheck has a keen interest in education and she has mentored over 150 high school students, college students, medical students and medical residents in her laboratory. She directs the Scientific Enrichment Program for Students (SEPS), an educational program that places high school students in research laboratories in and around Phoenix

In 2013, Adrienne C. Scheck was a finalist in the researcher category for AZ Business Magazine Healthcare Leadership Award and was named as one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business. Dr. Scheck has published over 70 peer-reviewed articles, review papers, book chapters, invited reviews and online seminars about her research. Dr. Adrienne C. Scheck serves on the Board of Directors and as Board Chair of Southwest Behavioral & Health Services; she is a member of the Society for Neuro-Oncology, the American Association for Cancer Research and a reviewer of grants and many professional publications.

Dr. Scheck's knowledge, dedication, commitment and hard work have earned her great respect among the scientific research community.

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