How Alice Ball Revolutionized Leprosy Treatment at Age 23
Alice’s Early Years (and the First Trip to the Islands)
A Pioneering Student Turned Researcher
A New Colleague, and the Chaulmoogra Puzzle
An Untimely Departure – and a Grave Miscredit
Alice Ball’s Long-Overdue Recognition
- Official Recognition from the University of Hawaii: In 2000, the university formally recognized Alice’s work and placed a plaque in her honor beneath the school’s only Chaulmoogra tree.
- Alice Ball Day: Along with the university recognition and dedication, Lt. Governor Mazie Hirono established February 29th as Alice Ball Day in 2000.
- University Medal of Distinction: The University Board of Regents awarded Alice with the Medal of Distinction in 2007.
- Alice Augusta Ball Scholarship: In 2017, the university established this scholarship for chemistry, biochemistry, biology, or microbiology majors.
The Alice Ball Chaulmoogra Seed Enamel Pin
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