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Remembering Uma Rao, MD

Remembering Uma Rao, MD

Uma Rao, MD was a cornerstone member of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (or UPCI, now the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center). Within a few years of the founding of UPCI by Ronald Herberman in 1986, she joined the Melanoma Program with John M. Kirkwood, MD. Together, they instituted weekly pathology reviews that rapidly became a focus of education and quality control for multiple studies of the Melanoma Program at UPCI, and for ECOG’s (now ECOG-ACRIN’s) Melanoma Committee after 1989.

A Tribute to My Sister Uma

A Tribute to My Sister Uma

My sister was a curious, dynamic, and extroverted person who won and sustained a great many friendships that lasted her lifetime. She loved her friends and kept them close. She was a remarkably generous and kind person who deeply cared about those around her. Her life-changing impact in the field of Pathology will never be forgotten. Uma will always be remembered for her fierce dedication and passion to her work, her brilliance and significant contributions to the medical field.