Washington, DC -- Lucile Adams-Campbell, PhD, associate dean for Community Health and Outreach for Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC), has been honored as a “Legacy Laureate” by the University of Pittsburgh. Adams-Campbell, who serves as associate director for Minority Health and Health Disparities Research at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, was honored on October 28.
Adams-Campbell, received her PhD in epidemiology from the University in Pittsburg in 1983, becoming the first African-American woman to receive this degree nationally. A member of the Institute of Medicine, Adams-Campbell is an internationally recognized expert on health disparities. An epidemiologist, she specializes in community health research, interventions, and outreach.
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. Lombardi will soon join the 12-year national study under Adams-Campbell’s leadership.
“Any institution of higher learning makes many of its most important contributions through the work of its graduates, and the University of Pittsburgh takes great pride in the notable success you have achieved,” said Pittsburgh’s chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg when informing Adams-Campbell of her selection.
“I’m truly honored to be recognized by my Alma Mater, and am humbled by the achievements of my fellow Legacy Laureates,” says Adams-Campbell. “The recognition has triggered a wonderful shower of calls from friends and colleagues.”
Adams-Campbell received her undergraduate and master’s degree from Drexel University in Philadelphia. After earning her PhD from Pittsburgh, she completed a National Institutes of Health-funded post-doctoral fellowship there. Adams-Campbell currently serves as a reviewer or on the editorial board for eight journals and has published over 140 peer-reviewed research papers.
About Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Georgetown 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 40 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 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 Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Biomedical Graduate Research Organization (BGRO). In fiscal year 2009-2010, GUMC accounted for 79 percent of Georgetown University's extramural research funding.