Dean's Lecture Series - South Side Cancer Disparities Initiative: Community-Academic Approach to Curriculum Design

Date: Wednesday 6/26/2013
4 Year(s) 5 Month(s) 3 Week(s) 5 Day(s) ago
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Karen E. Kim, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine, Gastroenterology,
Hepatology and Nutrition Section
Director, UCCCC Office of Community Engagement and Cancer Disparities
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Thomas Britt, MD, MPH

Chair and Assistant Professor

Department of Health Studies, College of Health Sciences

Chicago State University, Chicago, IL

“South Side Cancer Disparities Initiative: Community-Academic Approach to Curriculum Design”

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
11:00 am
Samuel P. Bell, III Auditorium (Room #1023A)
USF College of Public Health


Dr. Karen Kim specializes in the prevention, screening, and early detection of colorectal cancer, hepatitis B, and women's health issues--particularly functional bowel diseases. She is skilled in the assessment of hereditary colon cancer syndromes and colon cancer risk in families.  Dr. Kim's research explores chemoprevention for colon cancer and screening methods for populations with average and high risk. Her research interests include underserved and minority populations, understanding health disparities, cultural competency, and cancer prevention. She has also studied the education and awareness of hepatitis B in Asian Americans through screening, advocacy, treatment, and immunization for liver cancer prevention.

Dr. Thomas Britt is Chair and Assistant Professor of the Department of Health Studies in the College of Health Sciences at Chicago State University (CSU). He received his MD and MPH in 1979 from the University of Illinois at Chicago. His post-graduate residency was done at Cook County Hospital, Chicago in Radiology. Dr. Britt has practiced as a Radiology Consultant, an American College of Sports Medicine certified Health Fitness Specialist and more recently, he has immersed his efforts into academia. He has  been appointed, Graduate Faculty Status by the School of Graduate and Professional Studies at CSU. As Chair of the Chicago Coalition of the National Black Leadership on Cancer and a faculty member of the Oncology Nursing Society, Dr. Britt has lectured locally and throughout the nation on the impact of exercise and nutrition on cancer development and treatment.  He is also Chair of the National African American Drug Policy Coalition-Chicago, an organization that addresses the impact of drugs on our society, especially drug sentencing disparities.