DOCTOR FROM CITY GETS U S ‘VARSITY AWARD

Hyderabad, Aug.3 (NSS): Dr. Rathi V Iyer has spent 30 years in research and cure for sickle cell cancer
in children, at the Children’s Cancer Clinic at the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s, Blair
E. Batson Hospital for children. Sickle cell anemia is a serious condition in which the body makes
crescent shaped blood cells ,that are sticky cannot flow through the veins, and they block the blood
flow from organs causing pain and organ damage. The University of Mississippi Medical Center will
be honoring her with Excellence award at a ceremony at the Mississippi Medical center on 5th August
2011.
Dr. Iyer has served in Worcester City Hospital in Massachussetts, Detroit Medical Center and
Children’s Hospital in Detroit.
Dr. Iyer was born into a family of educationists and a product
of Stanley Girls High School, Chapel Road, Hyderabad and a graduate from Gandhi Medical
College.(NSS)
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