Issue: July 25, 2018
July 03, 2018
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UCLA physician-scientist named ‘great immigrant’

Issue: July 25, 2018
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Antoni Ribas

The Carnegie Corporation of New York recognized Antoni Ribas, MD, PhD, as part of its Great Immigrants Initiative.

Ribas is professor of medicine, professor of surgery, and professor of molecular and medical pharmacology at University of California, Los Angeles. He also is director of the tumor immunology program at UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, director of Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy Center at UCLA, and chair of the melanoma committee at SWOG.

The Great Immigrants Initiative has recognized more than 500 exemplary naturalized U.S. citizens who have made notable contributions toward progress of American society.

Ribas grew up in Barcelona, where he attended medical school and completed his residency. He joined UCLA more than 20 years ago.

“This recognition represents being part of the new generation of immigrants joining the confluence of cultures that has made America a great country. Immigrants not only increase diversity, but also bring in new inquisitive minds and energy to society,” Ribas said in a press release. “It is a proud moment to be recognized for enriching America through work that this country has enabled me to do here.”