2019 Howard, Dorsey, Still Lecture & Diversity Awards Ceremony

Howard, Dorsey, Still Lecture & Diversity Awards Ceremony

"Cancer Control in the 21st Century"


Harold Amos Faculty Diversity Award Recipients

Stephen Blacklow, MD, PhD
Gustavus Adolphus Pfeiffer Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, HMS

Mayra Lorenzo, MD, PhD
Instructor in Dermatology, MGH

Monica Mendiola, MD
Instructor in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, BIDMC

David Van Vactor Jr., PhD
Professor of Cell Biology, HMS

Latino Mental Health Program, CHA

Leaders of the Program

Silvia Halperin, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry

Soledad Vera, PhD
Instructor in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry

Sharon P. Clayborne Staff Diversity Award

Karina Gonzalez Herrera, PhD
Assistant Director of Diversity and Minority Affairs, Division of Medical Sciences

Joan Ilacqua
Archivist for Diversity and Inclusion, Countway Library of Medicine Center for the History of Medicine

Light lunch with Passover appropriate food will be provided and informal reception to follow.

Questions: Pinar Kilicci-Kret | 617-432-1083

Co-sponsored by The Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Minority Health Policy at Harvard University and Harvard Catalyst

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The Howard, Dorsey, Still Lecture is named for the first three African Americans, Edwin Howard (HMS 1869), Thomas Dorsey (HMS 1869) and James Still (HMS 1871), who graduated from Harvard Medical School in the mid-1800’s, and recognizes  individuals who have made significant contributions to advancing the nation’s health.

Otis W. Brawley, M.D., is the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Oncology and Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University. He is an authority on cancer screening and prevention and leads a broad interdisciplinary research effort focused on cancer health disparities at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, the Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. He is a member of the National Cancer Institute Board of Scientific Advisors and the National Academy of Medicine.

His work focuses on how to close racial, economic, and social inequalities in the prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer. It is concentrated on the appropriate practice of evidence based medicine, efficiency in healthcare and the waste that occurs when there is not orthodox interpretation of science.

Dr. Brawley was chief medical and scientific officer of the American Cancer Society from 2007 to 2018. He oversaw the largest private program funding cancer research in the US. From 2001 to 2007, he was director of the Georgia Cancer Center at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. From 2001 to 2018 he served as professor of hematology, oncology, medicine and epidemiology at Emory University.

Among numerous awards, he was a Georgia Cancer Coalition Scholar and received the Key to St. Bernard Parish and the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) Meritorious Service Medal for his work as a PHS Commissioned Officer in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. He is also a recipient of the Department of Defense Uniformed Services University Distinguished Service Award for his contributions to military medical education. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, a Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology and one of the few physicians to be named a Master of the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Brawley is a graduate of University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed an internal medicine residency at Case-Western Reserve University and a fellowship in medical oncology at the National Cancer Institute. He is board certified in Internal medicine and medical oncology.


Event Date: 
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm