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Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center

Houston, Texas

The Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center's mission is to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of breast disease.
Lester & Sue Smith Breast Center
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Rachel Schiff, Ph.D. - Biography

Rachel Schiff, Ph.D.Assistant Professor

Phone: 713-798-1676
Fax: 713-798-1659

Osborne / Shiff Laboratory


1983-1985 - B.Sc., Cum Laude Life Sciences Institute The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel Graduate:
1986-1991 - Ph.D., Department of Virology The Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School Jerusalem, Israel

Research Interest:

Understanding the molecular action of various endocrine therapies and mechanisms of resistance in breast cancer in order to develop new strategies to improve current treatments and prevention strategies.

Honors and Awards:

1983 - University Rector's Award
1984 - Dean of Faculty Award
1985 - Dean of Faculty Award
1990 - The Golda Mier Fellowship Fund Award
1993 - Postdoctoral Scholarship of the Israeli National Committee for Higher Education
2000 - Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation/AACR Young Investigator Scholar Award


1993 - Postdoctoral Fellow Department of Experimental Medicine and Cancer Research The Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School Jerusalem, Israel
1994-1999 - Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio,Texas

Professional Associations and Affiliations:

American Association of Cancer Research

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