Dr. Prasad honored twice by Indo-American community
Ananda Prasad, M.D., Ph.D., distinguished professor of internal medicine and renowned zinc expert, has been honored with two awards of achievement as an immigrant hero and leader in Detroitís Indian community. Dr. Prasadís landmark discovery of the importance of zinc for human nutrition has stimulated worldwide research on the health consequences of zinc deficiency and the health benefits of zinc supplements.
In the fall 2003, Dr. Prasad was named to the International Institute of Metro Detroitís Heritage Hall of Fame for his strong leadership in the medical and the Indo-American communities. The International Institute helps immigrant families adjust to life in southeast Michigan while preserving and celebrating the cultures and traditions they bring.
In addition, Dr. Prasad was presented with the Outstanding and Inspiring Leadership Award during the Independence Day of India celebration at the University of Chicagoís International House.
In addition to his notable work in science and medicine, Dr. Prasad is the founding president of the India League of America Michigan, an organization that has helped create better India-U.S. relationships through meaningful dialogue and education with elected state officials since 1976.
Congratulations to Dr. Prasad for his work in bridging understanding and promoting cultural exchanges.
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