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Dihua Yu , M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Deputy Chair, Hubert L. and Olive Stringer Distinguished Chair in Basic Science Molecular and Cellular Oncology

UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

I view education and learning as a lifelong journey of exploration that extends beyond the walls of the classroom or laboratory. We must educate our trainees today in what was unknown yesterday, preparing them to competently discover the unknown of tomorrow. I believe positive learning is the best learning; I work hard to awaken my trainees' own expectations, encourage them to aim high and build their confidence to challenge authorities. I view myself as a teacher, coach, sponsor and lifetime advocate of my trainees. I love teaching because it is truly rewarding to see them develop scientifically and succeed in their career, just like a mother seeing her children grow and thrive.