Adrienne C. Scheck, Ph.D., is recognized by Continental Who's Who as 2015 Most Influential Woman of The Year in the field of Scientific Research

Jul 23, 2015, 14:20 ET from Continental Who's Who

PHOENIX, July 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Adrienne C. Scheck, Ph.D. is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Most Influential Woman of The Year in the field of Scientific Research as a result of her role as 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.

Barrow Neurological Institute® at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center is an internationally renowned medical center that offers care for people from throughout the world with brain and spine diseases, disorders and injuries. The BNI performs more neurosurgeries than anywhere in the United States. U.S. News & World Report routinely lists St. Joseph's Hospital as one of the best hospitals in the nation for neurological and neurosurgical care.

As an Associate Professor in Neuro-Oncology Research, Dr. Scheck specializes in research involving novel brain tumor therapies; therapy resistance; and the development of new prognostic markers for brain tumors. Her research is developing novel adjuvant therapies for the treatment of brain tumors and through the use of various molecular and molecular genetics techniques she is working to improve current therapies. She has published 70 peer-reviewed papers, invited reviews and book chapters in addition to on-line seminars about her research. Dr. Scheck directs the high school program of the Scientific Enrichment Program for Students (SEPS) and has mentored over 150 high school students, college students, medical students and residents.

Dr. Scheck currently serves on the Board of Directors and as Board Chair of Southwest Behavioral Health Services. She is also a member of the American Association for Cancer Research, the Society for Neuro-Oncology and is a reviewer for a number of professional journals and grants. In 2013, she was named as one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business and she was a finalist in the Researcher category for the AZ Business Magazine Healthcare Leadership Award.

Dr. Scheck earned a Ph.D. in Biology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as well as a B.A. in Biology from the University of Rochester.

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SOURCE Continental Who's Who