Success Stories: An Excellent Postdoctoral Scientist from Indonesia Obtains NIW Petition Approval in the Field of Neuro-Oncology, No RFE Issued


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On March 22nd, 2021, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Postdoctoral Scientist in the Field of Neuro-Oncology (Approval Notice).

General Field: Neuro-Oncology

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Scientist

Country of Origin: Indonesia

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: California

Approval Notice Date: March 22nd, 2021

Processing Time: 7 months

Case Summary:

Our client, a postdoctoral scientist, hired North America Immigration Law Group to help her in preparing an I-140 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition. She held a doctor of philosophy degree in molecular, cellular, and integrative physiology intended to continue her research on therapies for pediatric brain cancer and developing physiologically relevant brain tumor models and this seemed to be of great importance because it addresses a global health concern, namely pediatric brain cancer. Therefore, we were highly impressed with her work and agreed to file an influencing petition on her behalf. From her documented evidence, we were certain that her proposed research work holds relevance in developing superior cancer treatments, developing more accurately targeted treatments for neurological and nervous system disorders, and better prevention of brain cancer here in the United States.

Our client’s NIW petition had the following details:

  • We noted that her work was supported by funding from prestigious governmental and private institutions along with detailing the national importance of her work, a significant degree of her success in continuing her research here in the U.S. Her work has been granted funding by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Cancer Institute, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the Prostate Cancer Foundation. The funding is incredibly competitive from these noble institutions, promoting cancer research, and preventing and treating the largest health threats to children.
  • Also, we mentioned her publications which have been cited 132 times from the 6 peer-reviewed journal articles (2 of them first-authored) she published in 1 highly ranked peer-reviewed journal. Upon reviewing her citation record, it implies the major influence she has on other scholars’ understanding of topics related to the field.
  • Besides, we discussed her record of successful research which significantly furthers U.S. interests, her offerings of such value would certainly benefit the United States even assuming other qualified U.S. workers are available. She is well-positioned to continue her research considering the breadth of her many years of experience, as well as her leadership and expertise in the field.
  • To bolster her case further, we added four letters of recommendation in the petition packet. She obtained these letters from fellow researchers, proving her research work’s importance to the United States. One of the letters had the below-mentioned excerpt:

“Given my extensive history of work in the field of neurodevelopment, I offer my competent assessment of the broader implications of her study. She offered a more comprehensive understanding of the connection between the Reelin pathway and Alzheimer’s disease, autism, and cancer… [Client’s] work is creating many benefits for the field of neuro-oncology. Her expertise and innovation in neurodevelopment are generating crucial insight into the greatest global challenges currently faced by the medical community.”

We are happy that our efforts did not go in vain, and our client successfully received her NIW approval without any RFE. We thank her for contacting our law firm and trusting us with her I-40 application. We wish her well in her future endeavors.

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