Life Time Achievement Award to Dr. Mian-Ying Wang
Dr. Mian-Ying Wang, research associate professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford, was recently in Chennai, India for the "First World Noni Congress." She was honored to receive international recognition for 11 years of Noni research. She was the proud recipient of the "Life Time Achievement Award," the "Best Oral Presentation," the "Best Publication," and the "The Best Noni Research Scientist Award," among others.
Noni (Morinda citrifolia L) is a fruit generally used as a dietary supplement. Dr. Wang is performing research and clinical trials of Noni to measure its health benefits. There were 300 physicians and scientists, and over 3,000 distributors from 15 different countries, including USA and Canada, in attendance at the event.
Dr. Wang earned her MD (Medicine) and MS (Pharmacology) from Henan Medical University, Zhengzhou, China during 1968 and 1982, respectively. After serving in China, she was invited in 1988 to the United States as a "visiting scientist" at University of Texas Medical School at Galveston, Texas and later at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. In 1997, Dr. Wang was invited to the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford, Illinois as a visiting research assistant professor. Currently, Dr. Wang has an appointment as research associate professor in the department of pathology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford. She made significant contributions on studies of chemical and hormonal carcinogenesis in breast, lung, and pancreatic cancer under the grants supported by National Institute of Health and National Cancer Institute. Since 1999, she studied cancer and cardiovascular disease preventive effects of Morinda citrifolia (Noni) in current smokers. She also studied therapeutic and preventive effects of Morinda citrofolia on breast cancer, osteoarthritis, as well as liver protection. She is presently studying on "Morinda citrifolia challenges aspirin" and "Preventive of Morinda citrifolia on ischemic stroke".
She published over 60 peer reviewed research papers in scientific journals; Journal of Biological Chemistry, Cancer Research, Carcinogenesis, Cancer and Nutrition, etc. She is known world wide for her contributions on chemical and hormonal carcinogenesis and preventive effects of Morinda citrifolia (Noni). She has authored two books on Morinda Citrofolia: "Ultimate Yin/Yang Balance" and "Eastern Tradition Meets Western Medicine".