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Olufunmilayo Olopade

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Nationality  America
Research  BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes
Fields  Hematology
Specialism  oncologist
Education  University of Ibadan

Role  Oncologist
Alma mater  University of Ibadan
Name  Olufunmilayo Olopade
Awards  MacArthur Fellowship
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Notable prizes  MacArthur Fellows Program

Institutions  University of Chicago

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Olufunmilayo I. Olopade (born 1957 Nigeria) is an hematology oncologist, Associate Dean for Global Health and Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor in Medicine and Human genetics at the University of Chicago. She also serves as director of the University of Chicago Hospital's Cancer Risk Clinic.


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She graduated from University of Ibadan, Nigeria, with a MD, in 1980.

She has performed extensive clinical work surrounding the role of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes in the incidence of breast cancer in women of African descent. She a member of the American Association for Cancer Research, the American College of Physicians, and the Nigerian Medical Association and works closely with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

She is a member of the Institute of Medicine.


  • 2005 MacArthur Fellows Program
  • Four Freedoms Award, 2015


    She married Christopher Sola Olopade, also a physician at the University of Chicago, in 1983; they have two daughters, and one son.


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