We, the undersigned, propose that Dr. Rick Kittles be nominated for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, for his profound contribution to the field of genetic research.
Dr. Kittles, a 40-year-old geneticist descended from enslaved Africans, has earned this recognition for his original DNA research and analysis that is repairing the effects of 450 years of slavery related genocide against people of African descent. His genetic research has the ability to unite people in one of the most critical ways known to man -- the basis of shared ethnic and national identity. Prior to his work, this was impossible for the billions of descendants of enslaved Africans living in the Diaspora.
For his part in unlocking the \"door of no return\" for so many, and for creating the scientific method to undo the effects of ethnic cleansing committed by so many nations against people of African descent, Dr. Kittles deserves the Nobel Prize -- one of the greatest honors and recognition the world has to offer.
The OTU is a not-for-profit organization established to create a network of those who have restored their African ethnic and national identities.
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The Nobel Prize - http://nobelprize.org/medicine/ Dr. Rick A. Kittles at Ohio State University, Bio - http://www.cancergenetics.med.ohio-state.edu/2749.cfm Reclaiming Their Roots http://cnnstudentnews.cnn.com/2000/fyi/news/09/13/african.dna.testing/ DNA Can Link Americans to African Kin - http://www.raceandhistory.com/historicalviews/dna.htm Tracing Family History Through DNA, ABC-TV - http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/storysection=assignment_7&id=3222407 AFRICAN-AMERICAN LIVES, A FOUR-HOUR DOCUMENTARY SERIES TRACING BLACK HISTORY THROUGH GENEALOGY AND DNA SCIENCE, TO PREMIERE FEBRUARY 2006 ON PBS Renowned Scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. To Serve As Series Host Co-Produced By Thirteen/WNET New York And Kunhardt Productions http://www.pbs.org/aboutpbs/news/20050713_africanamericanlives.html CONTACTS: Deadria Farmer-Paellmann, Co-Chair/Founder, 917-365-3007 Antoinette Harrell-Miller, Co-Chair/Chief Genealogist, 504-858-4658 Queen Mother Dr. Delois Blakely, Chief Elder, 212-368-3739 Reverend Al Sampson, Chaplain, 773-445-7125 Email - firstname.lastname@example.org Phone - 917-365-3007 Address - P.O. Box 1228, New York, NY, 10009 United States
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