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Nirmala Bhoo Pathy: Behind every successful woman stands a formidable mother
Apr 10, 2024, 10:29

Nirmala Bhoo Pathy: Behind every successful woman stands a formidable mother

Nirmala Bhoo Pathy shared on LinkedIn:

“Behind every successful woman stands a formidable mother. My own mother, who raised four fierce and fabulous women, is an incredible powerhouse. I am endlessly grateful to her for instilling bravery in my heart, teaching me the value of truth, and fostering a spirit of generosity towards others.

Most importantly, as I raise my own young adult kids, I aspire to emulate the same nurturing and confident parenting style as Vijayalakshmi, my mom. She trusted that her daughters were raised right and would consistently make the right choices. My mom never fretted excessively when we were away at college, nor did she micromanage our lives. Deep down, both she and my dad knew we were good kids who would stay safe and succeed in navigating our lives.”

Source: Nirmala Bhoo Pathy/LinkedIn

Nirmala Bhoo-Pathy is as a Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaya, and practices as a public health physician in Universiti Malaya Medical Centre, Malaysia. She is also a visiting scholar at Queen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom since 2014. Dr Bhoo Pathy’s career is focused on optimizing life after cancer in resource-limited settings through research and advocacy. Dr Bhoo Pathy was the principal investigator of phase III of the ASEAN CosTs In ONcology (ACTION) study, comprising close to 10,000 cancer patients from eight low-and middle-income member countries of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). She currently serves in two Lancet Commissions: the Lancet Commission on Women and Cancer and the Lancet Commission on Cancer and Health Systems. As the founder and scientific lead of a solution-oriented research group ‘Well with Cancer in Malaysia (WeCan@MY) https://spm.um.edu.my/wecan@my/ in the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Nirmala Bhoo-Pathy currently oversees a wide range of studies on cancer care, cancer control and cancer policy, locally and globally.