Host: The Black Father Family Initiative
Date: Thursday, July 14th
Time: Doors Open @ 7:10 PM | Program Begins @ 7:30 PM
Where: Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine | 2 Riverside Cir. | M203
Dr. Robert A Winn: Guest
As director of VCU Massey Cancer Center, Robert Winn, M.D., oversees a cancer center designated by the National Cancer Institute that provides advanced cancer care, conducts groundbreaking research to discover new therapies for cancer, offers high-quality education and training, and engages with the community to make advancements in cancer treatment and prevention equally available to all. He is leading the nation in establishing a 21st-century model of equity for cancer science and care, in which the community is informing and partnering with Massey on its research to best address the cancer burden and disparities of those the cancer center serves, with a local focus but global impact. In addition to directing the activities of Massey’s 250-plus research members – scientists and physicians from 39 departments in nine colleges and schools at VCU – he also manages a research laboratory at VCU. His current basic science research, which has been supported by multiple National Institutes of Health and Veterans Affairs Merit awards, focuses on the molecular mechanisms and novel therapeutic approaches for human models of lung cancer. He has authored or co-authored more than 60 published manuscripts in peer-reviewed academic journals. Also a pulmonologist, Winn is committed to community-engaged research centered on eliminating health disparities.
Dr. William L Lee: Moderator
Dr. William L. Lee is the founding Chairman of New Horizons Healthcare. The origins can be traced to active grassroots efforts initiated in the early 1990s to improve the health of the residents of NW Roanoke. With guidance from the Virginia Community Healthcare Association, the health center was incorporated in 1999. The original steering committee, led by Dr. Lee, selected the name Kuumba (translated from Swahili, meaning creativity) to reflect a spirit of innovation in solving problems and meeting community healthcare needs. In 1999, they were awarded their first federal grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration. Loudon Avenue Christian Church, where Rev. Lee served as pastor for 39 years, served as our first home of New Horizons Healthcare.
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