New Delhi: A 65-year-old Indian American scientist will receive the prestigious ‘National Medal of Science’ award from US President Barack Obama this week.
Rakesh K Jain, a professor of tumor biology at Massachusetts General Hospital in the Harvard Medical School, will receive the award from Obama along with 16 other recipients of the ‘National Medals of Science and National Medals of Technology and Innovation’ on May 19, according to the reports.
The National Medal of Technology and Innovation recognises people who have made contributions to America’s competitiveness and quality of life and helped strengthen nation’s technological workforce.
Jain, an IIT-Kanpur alumnus, has received numerous awards for his work on tumor biology. 
The National Medal of Science was created by statute in 1959 and is administered for the White House by the National Science Foundation.

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