The honor recognizes Dr. James for her excellence in the pursuit of medical knowledge and the advancement of clinical science in her 27 years as a physician-scientist.
The drug, chloroquine phosphate, was originally developed to fight malaria.
OMRF’s Clinical Genomics Center will now be able to offer services to clinicians.
More than 120 people came from across the country to celebrate the program.
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The state chapter has donated nearly $26,000 to OMRF since 1978.