Washington, DC -- Lucile L. Adams-Campbell, PhD, associate director of minority health and disparities at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown, joins a distinguished group of panelists at the 2009 Fall Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust- “Addressing The Forgotten Faces and Voices of Health Reform” on Friday, Sept., 25 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.
Adams-Campbell takes her expertise in cancer disparities to the conference’s closing panel titled “Next Steps Toward Reform That Transforms!” beginning at 4:10 pm. Joining Adams-Campbell are: Willarda Edwards, MD, MBA, president of the National Medical Association; Lark Galloway-Gilliam, executive director of Community Health Councils; Rev. Linda Walling, Faithful Reform in Health Care; Michael F. Battle, DDS, president, National Dental Association (invited); Ashley Nellis, research analyst, The Sentencing Project; and Bryant Cameron Webb, national president-elect, Student National Medical Association and MD/JD candidate at Wake Forest University. The panel will be moderated by Cong. Donna M. Christensen (D-VI).
Adams-Campbell, is an epidemiologist who specializes in community health research, interventions, and outreach. With a focus on prevention, she studies issues that affect populations at the greatest risk for developing cancer. Dr. Adams-Campbell has participated and led several large cohort studies of African-American women and played a leading role in bringing the Boston University Black Women’s Health Study – the largest study of African-American women – to the District.
About Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
The Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of Georgetown University Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital, seeks to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer through innovative basic and clinical research, patient care, community education and outreach, and the training of cancer specialists of the future. Lombardi is one of only 41 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation, as designated by the National Cancer Institute, and the only one in the Washington, DC, area. For more information, go to http://lombardi.georgetown.edu.
About Georgetown University Medical Center
Georgetown University Medical Center is an internationally recognized academic medical center with a three-part mission of research, teaching and patient care (through Georgetown’s affiliation with MedStar Health). GUMC’s mission is carried out with a strong emphasis on public service and a dedication to the Catholic, Jesuit principle of cura personalis -- or "care of the whole person." The Medical Center includes the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing and Health Studies, both nationally ranked, the world-renowned Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Biomedical Graduate Research Organization (BGRO), home to 60 percent of the university’s sponsored research funding.