By Thelma D. Jones
If you missed last month’s Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF) Support Group meeting on the Community Grand Rounds on Ovarian Cancer, in partnership with Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, perish the thought and visit our Facebook page.
While you are there, check out previous support group meetings and like us on Facebook. Afterwards, join the Support Group on Wednesday, June 16, at 6 p.m., via Zoom and Facebook live as we kick-off the first-ever U.S. Food and Drug Administration Oncology Center of Excellence Project community initiative “National Black Family Cancer Awareness Week: Engaging the Generations” (June 17 – June 23, 2021). See details of the event here
The guest speaker for the meeting will be Crystal T. Dixon, MPH, MA, MCHES, NBC-HWC, Assistant Professor, Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Equity, Diversity and Inclusive Excellence, among other titles, UNC Greensboro. Dixon also serves on the President’s Commission on Race, Equity, and Community at Wake Forest University. She will speak on the topic of “Seeking Health Equity: Examining Racism as a Social Determinant of Health.” The topic highlights the groundbreaking research of the Greensboro Health Disparities Collaborative, which led a five-year national study that implemented technology and other tools to address systemic racism impacting African American breast and lung cancer patients in the healthcare system.
Other invited speakers include Dr. Lucile L. Adams-Campbell, Ph.D., Professor of Oncology, Senior Associate Dean, Community Outreach and Engagement, Associate Director, Minority Health & Health Disparities Research, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and Program Director, M.S. Epidemiology and Carla D. Williams, PhD, Associate Professor Medicine, Interim Cancer Center Director (unconfirmed) and Talya Gordon, Post-Baccalaureate Fellow, National Institutes of Health, University of Maryland ’20 (unconfirmed) and LaRuby Z. May, Managing Member, May Lightfoot PLLC.