[PAST EVENT] WMSURE workshop led by Chyke A Doubeni, M.D., F.R.C.S., M.P.H.

April 10, 2014
5pm - 7pm
Blow Memorial Hall, Room 331
262 Richmond Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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Dr. Chyke A Doubeni, father of WMSURE/CMST scholar Ebi Doubeni '17, will give a talk from 5-6pm and lead a workshop from 6-7pm on his work on colorectal cancer focusing on racial and socioeconomic disparities in mortality and on the effectiveness of screening. He currently leads National Institute of Health-funded multi-site studies of the comparative effectiveness colorectal cancer screening and is a co-principal investigator of one of three colorectal cancer research centers of the PROSPR (Population-Based Research Optimizing Screening through Personalized Regimens) network. The PROSPR center, based in Kaiser Permanente in Northern and Southern California, is examining critical questions about factors that limit the optimal performance or effectiveness of colorectal cancer screening (with colonoscopy or fecal immunochemical test) in order to remediate avoidable failures in the process of screening. Dr. Doubeni received a 2010 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) for his work on cancer screening comparative effectiveness research, mentoring and community service.

Dr. Doubeni is the Presidential Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health and currently serves as the vice chair for research in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania (Penn). He is a Senior Scholar in the Penn Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and a Senior Fellow in both the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics and the Center for Public Health Initiatives. Dr. Doubeni serves as diversity search advisor for the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. He had also served as interim Associate Vice Provost for Diversity (AVPD) for the UMASS Medical School, supporting the recruitment, retention and career advancement of faculty that are underrepresented in academic medicine by building external collaborative relationships.

{{http://www.med.upenn.edu/apps/faculty/index.php/g275/p8557190, Read more about Dr. Doubeni.}}

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