SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Geum Nana, who is famous for being the first Miss Korea with an elite science high school education, and went on to become a medical student, once again proved her potential to be an inspiring figure among Koreans by publishing a paper in the upcoming issue of Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
The 2002 Miss Korea, who graduated from Harvard with a bachelor’s degree in biology, has been on the spotlight for her passion for academic research, not seeking a comfortable and flamboyant place in the show business world — many beauty pageant titles have taken.
The journal has a 2013 impact factor of 15.161 among all academic journals and an impact factor of 8 among cancer research journals in the world. Geum’s paper, “Adult Weight Gain and Adiposity-Related Cancers” will be published in the March issue of the journal.
Geum was also selected as one of the Korean figures excelling in the global science scene by BRIC, a Korean community of life scientists, on February 13.
She was awarded with first place at the 2002 Miss Korea Festival. She then enrolled at the Harvard School of Public Health in 2010 with full five-year funding. She has participated as an author in more than 10 papers and is expected to graduate this May.
The role model among South Korea’s many teenagers, also wrote a bestselling essay book, ‘Na-na’s Never Ending Story,’ that illustrates her grit and grace to march forward to take on new challenges along her life journey.
By Lina Jang (firstname.lastname@example.org)