The International Society of Chemotherapy for Infection and Cancer has awarded Karen Bush, a professor of practice in biotechnology in the Department of Biology at Indiana University Bloomington, with the Hamao Umezawa Memorial Award.
The Hamao Umezawa Memorial Award is the society's highest award. It is given to honor an individual researcher, scientist, or clinician who has made outstanding contributions in the field of antimicrobial chemotherapy.
The award is sponsored by the Microbial Chemistry Research Foundation of Japan; the foundation's director will present the award to Bush at the ISC’s upcoming International Congress of Chemotherapy for Infection in Taiwan in November. In addition to a monetary award, certificate, and medal—Bush will be honored as being the first female recipient in the history of the award. Upon accepting the award, Bush has agreed to present a keynote lecture at the congress.