Nationally renowned cancer disparities researcher Dr. Terrance Albrecht to speak on campus April 17

April 08, 2014 College News - The Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center is hosting a special talk by Teri Albrecht, PhD, on Thursday, April 17, from 3-4 p.m. in the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Auditorium. Dr. Albrecht, who is Associate Center Director for Population Sciences and Leader of the Population Studies and Disparities Research Program at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit, will give a presentation titled, Reducing Cancer Health Disparities through Community-Engaged Research. 

The presentation is open to the public. All faculty and staff with an interest in cancer and overall health disparities in poor urban and African American populations, as well as those with an interest in community-engaged research, are encouraged to attend her talk.

The Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Auditorium is on the second Floor of CHW, near the skywalk.

Dr. Albrecht recently joined the MCW Cancer Center’s External Scientific Advisory Board (ESAB), after we acted on the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) suggestion that we add ESAB members with expertise in population sciences with emphasis on community engagement and disparities research.  In addition to her expertise in population science, Dr. Albrecht serves on the NCI’s parent committee, which reviews all cancer center designation applications and on EASBs for several other cancer centers.

Dr. Albrecht directs transdisciplinary cancer research programs in clinical communication, behavior, and genetic epidemiology.  She holds appointments as Professor and Division Director for Population Sciences in the Wayne State University School of Medicine, Department of Oncology, and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences.

Dr. Albrecht is the author of more than 125 scientific publications and four books. Her cancer research focuses on structures, processes and functions of social systems, and effects on health disparities.  Her research program has been continuously funded by federal agencies for nearly two decades.  Her work currently includes community engaged approaches to developing interventions to reduce the cancer burden disproportionately affecting older, underserved urban African American adults in Detroit. 

Dr. Albrecht has served on numerous study panels for the National Institutes of Health. She served as Chair of the Community Influences on Health Behavior Standing Study Section for the NIH Center for Scientific Review (2007-2009) and is completing her four-year appointment as a member of NCI’s Subcommittee A, the parent committee that reviews all competitive initial and renewal applications from cancer centers for NCI designation and comprehensive status.  She also serves as a member of the External Advisory Board for the University of Hawaii Cancer Center and consults for other public agencies and private organizations. 

Additional information is available on the Dr. Teri Albrecht flyer (PDF)

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