Otis Brawley, MD, our former chief medical officer, has been named a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) in Baltimore. He will lead interdisciplinary research of cancer health disparities at the School of Public Health and the Kimmel Cancer Center, with a goal to close racial, economic, and social disparities in the prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer in the U.S. and worldwide.
According to an article published by JHU, Dr. Brawley also will direct community outreach programs for underserved populations throughout Maryland.
"I appreciate the trust given me by the amazing scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center," Dr. Brawley was quoted as saying. "I plan to continue my work looking at how health care, especially oncology, is practiced. This is an opportunity to be vocal about the appropriate interpretation and application of science to relieve human suffering."
A former professor of oncology and hematology and deputy director for cancer control at the Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University in Atlanta, Dr. Brawley is expected to see prostate cancer patients. He will teach undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Epidemiology in the Bloomberg School, the Department of Oncology at the School of Medicine, and the university's Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.
Brawley is the 39th Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins. The program is backed by a $350 million gift from former New York City mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, a Johns Hopkins alumnus and founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies.
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