Prof. Rose Gana Fomban Leke - Winner of the 2012 CPS Distinguished Award for Excellence in the Sciences
Prof. Rose Gana Fomban Leke
Washington D.C. (June 26, 2012). The Cameroon Professional Society (CPS) is today very honored to announce that Prof. Rose Gana Fomban Leke is the winner of the 2012 CPS Distinguished Award for Excellence in the Sciences. Professor Leke, currently the Head of the Department of Microbiology, Hematology and Immunology at the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Yaounde I. She has spent the last decades trying to decode malaria, which is endemic in most of West Africa. She has particularly focused on understanding its effects during pregnancy both to the pregnant mother and the fetus.
"Her accomplishments are but a dream for most in the research community and her tenacity, drive and singular focus have distinguished her among researchers worldwide but especially in Africa" noted Dr. Denis Foretia, President of the Cameroon Professional Society. She is not only a great role model but a representation of le crème de la crème within the academic community.
This award was created to recognize the contributions of Cameroonians in both hard and soft science. Professor Leke has distinguished herself and deserves our recognition and support.
The award will be presented during the 2012 Distinguished Annual Congress of the CPS scheduled for July 27 - 28, 2012 at the Marriott BWI Airport Hotel. The winner of the 2012 CPS Distinguished Award for Service will be announced tomorrow June 27, 2012 on the CPS website (www.cpsociety.org).