Category: Messages from the BWHS
Dr. Julie Palmer, left, and Lauren Barber, doctoral student working with the BWHS, present research results at the September 2017 AACR meeting in Atlanta.
Dr. Julie Palmer, co-Principal Investigator of the BWHS, was the 2017 recipient of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Distinguished Lectureship on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities. The award honors an investigator whose novel and significant work has had or will have a far-reaching impact on the etiology, detection, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of cancer health disparities. Dr. Palmer gave her lecture on September 25, 2017 in Atlanta, describing her breast cancer research in the BWHS. Many in the audience were already familiar with the BWHS; others were thrilled to hear about it. Follow the link to read more about the lecture and Dr. Palmer’s research in this AACR news release.
The continuing commitment of all women who participate in the BWHS makes Dr. Palmer’s research possible. We are truly “working together to improve the health of Black women”.
Researchers Leslie Bernstein and Sue Hankinson join the BWHS Advisory Board. They attended the May 2016 BWHS Advisory Board meeting, where current research efforts and future directions for the BWHS were discussed. Our new board members join a vibrant and enthusiastic board, where their expertise will contribute to the guiding hand that the board provides.
BWHS epidemiologist Edward Ruiz-Narvaez has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences of Costa Rica for his research into the genetic basis of cardiovascular disease. Read more at: http://www.bu.edu/…/ruiz-narvaez-elected-to-national-acade…/
Congratulations to Dr. Ruiz-Narvaez on this great honor!
The BWHS has joined Facebook! Follow our page to get study updates, hear about latest research, and learn about issues affecting your health.
You do not need to be a Facebook member to view the page (Facebook will prompt you to register, but you can scroll through the page without registering).
If you read Essence, see page 143 of the May 2013 issue where the work of the BWHS is recognized.
In December 2013 BWHS Advisory Board Member Ellen Grant, PhD, LICSW-R accepted the position of Second Deputy Mayor of Buffalo NY, where she will oversee and coordinate educational initiatives for the mayor’s office. The city will benefit from her wealth of experience. Congratulations to Dr. Grant!