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May 13, 2009
Contact: Macaulay Knight
MUW faculty member receives William J. Stickel Award
COLUMBUS, Miss. – Mississippi University for Women Assistant Professor Ghanshyam Heda has received the 2008 William J. Stickel Award for Research in Podiatric Medicine.
Heda’s paper, “Role of Tissue-type Plasminogen Activator in Salicylic Acid-Induced Sloughing of Human Corn Tissue,” was published in the September/October 2008 issue of the Journal of American Podiatric Medical Association. Salicylic acid based compounds have been used for several decades for the removal of skin corns and calluses.
The William J. Stickel Award is a retrospective honor that, each year, recognizes the original research paper published in the Journal during the preceding calendar year. Winning authors receive a $1000 cash prize and a commemorative plaque.
"This award gives me a great sense of satisfaction,” said Heda. “A good work never go unnoticed, turns out to be true, I am really excited."
Heda received his bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry, master’s degree in genetics and biochemistry and doctoral degree in genetics from Osmania University in Hyderabad, India. He is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and has published more than 30 journals and textbook articles.
Prior to joining MUW, Heda worked in Memphis, Tenn., as a research biologist with the VA Medical Center and as senior biologist with Schering-Plough, Inc. Heda also holds a joint faculty appointment with the department of medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis.