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In honour of International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we’re shining a light on Professor Ruta Gupta and her incredible journey in medicine and science.
Professor Gupta, a Senior Staff Specialist in NSW Health Pathology, is the Clinical Director of the Department of Tissue Pathology and Diagnostic Oncology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney. Her expertise lies in the complex realm of head and neck cancers, where her work extends far beyond diagnosis.
Anatomical Pathologists like Professor Gupta are medical doctors who examine tissues to diagnose disease, predict how diseases will progress and guide treatment plans crucial for patient management. As a part of her work in head and neck cancer, she is advocating for HPV vaccines for both boys and girls to prevent tonsil cancer. She is influencing international medical practices through her work developing guidelines used globally for diagnosing and reporting head and neck cancer.
But her impact does not stop there. Last year NHMRC announced funding for 14 new centres of research excellence focusing on health issues of profound significance for patients and communities with a total investment of $35 million. Professor Gupta is one of the chief investigators on the Centre of Research Excellence to reduce morbidity of oral cancer along with head and neck surgeons, medical oncologists, cell biologists, biomedical engineers and mathematicians. We wish this multidisciplinary team taking on this groundbreaking challenge every success in their efforts.
Through her dedication and innovative spirit, Professor Ruta Gupta serves as an inspiration for aspiring doctors and scientists – especially women and girls – to pursue their passion for scientific exploration and contribute to shaping a healthier, brighter future for all.