Distinguished alumni

Dr. Kent Hoskins Distinguished Professional Achievement

A 1984 graduate of Northwestern, Hoskins earned his medical degree and completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Iowa before focusing on hematology/oncology in a fellowship at the University of Michigan. He served at Rockford, Ill., Health Systems and is now an oncologist and professor of medicine at the University of Illinois-Chicago School of Medicine. He also directs the university’s Familial Breast Cancer Program and serves as a senior research scientist in the Institute for Health Research and Policy and a senior investigator in the Center for Population Health and Health Disparities.

Hoskins specializes in breast cancer treatment and cancer genetics and has worked on research teams funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Susan G. Komen Foundation. He has co-authored articles in the Journal of the American Medical Association and the New England Journal of Medicine.

Award year: 2012