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Unveiling of Gertrude Elion Plaque at Virginia Holocaust Museum

The Virginia Holocaust Museum in Richmond will celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month by unveiling the Jewish-American Hall of Fame plaque honoring Nobel Prize Winner in Medicine Dr. Gertrude Elion (1918-99). Elion developed the first chemotherapy for childhood leukemia, the immunosuppressant that made organ transplantation possible, the first effective anti-viral medication, and treatments for lupus, hepatitis, arthritis, gout, and other diseases. In addition, American Jewish composers in the Hall of Fame will be celebrated as part of the program memorializing Jewish composers killed during the Holocaust.

Place: Virginia Holocaust Museum, 2000 East Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23223

Date: 05/28/2012 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM

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