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University of Minnesota, Department of Surgery Presents

CANCER DISPARITIES IN AFRICAN AMERICAN MEN - A HEALTH FORUM

2/28/19, 1:00 PM

About this event

This forum brings together clinicians, researchers, practitioners, and others to discuss the current state of the health of African American men and cancer disparities. AGENDA
Keynote Speaker: Otis Brawley, MD, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Johns Hopkins University, Former Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, American Cancer Center
Panel discussion led by Selwyn Vickers, MD, Medical School Dean, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Otis W. Brawley, an authority on cancer screening and prevention who served as chief medical and scientific officer for the American Cancer Society is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University. Brawley leads a broad interdisciplinary research effort of cancer health disparities at JHU's Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, working to close racial, economic, and social disparities in the prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer in the United States and worldwide.

A world-renowned cancer expert and practicing oncologist, Brawley is a member of the National Academy of Medicine. He is a graduate of University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, completed an internal medicine residency at University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case-Western Reserve University and a fellowship in medical oncology at the National Cancer Institute. 

As an acknowledged global leader in the field of health disparities research, Dr. Brawley was a key leader in the American Cancer Society’s work to eliminate disparities in access to quality cancer care.

Conference sponsored by the University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center and Medical School.   
Event Location
  • Graduate Hotel
  • 615 Washington Ave SE
  • Minneapolis MN
  • USA - United States