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Reminder: Cancer screening and disparities expert Dr. Cathy Meade to give presentation May 30

May 29, 2014 College News - Dr. Cathy Meade, a nationally renowned expert in cancer screening and disparities, will be on campus Friday, May 30, to give a presentation titled, Communities, Communications and Chisels: Finding the Right Tools to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities. Dr. Meade’s presentation will be held at 3 p.m. in Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin auditorium. 

Dr. Meade is an expert in health disparities, cancer communications, health education, and behavioral aspects of cancer screening. Her research and education efforts center on finding ways to impact health disparities through community engaged strategies, traditional and digital communications, and novel cancer training programs aimed at increasing the number of underrepresented scientists.

She is well known for her seminal research in the area of health literacy, and brings extensive expertise in health intervention development, adaptation, and transcreation. Dr. Meade is highly versed in community-based participatory methods, and is especially skilled in building and sustaining community partnerships and multi-institutional relationships.  Dr. Meade is also a project investigator for the NCI’s Center to Reduce Cancer Disparities, Community Networks Program. 

The Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin auditorium entrance is on the second floor of the hospital, near the skywalk. The event is being hosted by the MCW Cancer Center.

Please contact Michele Ward,, with any questions. Additional information is available on the Dr. Cathy Meade flyer.  (PDF)
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