Judith Kaur, M.D., receives Humanitarian Award from Augustana College

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Judith Kaur, M.D.

Judith Kaur, M.D. (ONCL ’94), Division of Hematology/Oncology/Cancer Center/ Breast Center at Mayo Clinic in Florida, received the 2017 Richard Swanson Humanitarian Award from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois.

Dr. Kaur graduated from Augustana College in 1966. After teaching junior high science and working as a counselor in the Chicago suburbs, she went back to school and earned a medical degree.

As a medical oncologist, she has studied cancer among Native Americans, including the role of diet, exercise, smoking, alcohol and genetics. She also studies health similarities between U.S. tribes and countries including China and Africa. She’s a member of the Choctaw Tribe.

Dr. Kaur also is a professor of oncology in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.

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