Jackson Laboratory cancer researcher Carol Bult, Ph.D., to receive 'Healthcare Heroes' award

Date: September 14, 2012
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Bar Harbor, Maine—Professor Carol Bult, Ph.D., a Jackson Laboratory cancer researcher, will receive a “Healthcare Heroes” award during the 2nd Annual Health & Wellness Expo on Saturday, October 6, at the Portland Expo Building.

Carol Bult, Ph.D.Bult is a geneticist and bioinformatician who uses both computational and experimental approaches to understand the genomics of complex biological processes. Her current research program focuses on analyzing genome data to predict genes and gene networks that are involved in lung cancer, other lung diseases, and birth defects.

She will be one of 15 “Healthcare Heroes” to be honored at a luncheon during the Health & Wellness Expo, winning in the category of Advancements in Health Care Research & Development.

“I am fortunate to have a career where my main focus every day is to discover how complex biological systems work so that we can use this knowledge to improve human health,” Bult says. “I see this award as recognition not just of my work alone, but also of the community of colleagues in Maine and around the world who make it possible for me to bridge basic research and clinical applications.”

The free Health & Wellness Expo, sponsored by the Portland Press Herald and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., offering a variety of programs and exhibits to educate the community on fitness, healthy eating, preventive care and other aspects of a healthy lifestyle.

The Healthcare Heroes Awards honor healthcare professionals, educators, researchers and volunteers who go above and beyond to care for the community every day.

The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution based in Bar Harbor, Maine, with a facility in Sacramento, Calif., and a new genomic medicine institute in Farmington, Conn. It employs a total staff of more than 1,400. Its mission is to discover the genetic basis for preventing, treating and curing human disease and to enable research and education for the global biomedical community.

Learn more about Bult and her research programs

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Joyce Peterson, 207-288-6058, The Jackson Laboratory

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