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NINR Director’s Lecture Features Millon-Underwood

Dr. Sandra Millon-Underwood
Dr. Sandra Millon-Underwood

Dr. Sandra Millon-Underwood will present the fourth 2016 NINR Director’s Lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10. In her talk, “Evidence-based Interventions to Address Health Disparities in Cancer,” she will describe her research focusing on minority populations, including African-American women with breast cancer.  

Millon-Underwood is a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her research focuses on cancer, including education, prevention, early detection and risk management. Her projects target at-risk and underserved urban, rural and island communities. 

Millon-Underwood has served on the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research, the NIH Council of Councils, the National Cancer Advisory Board, the National Cancer Policy Board, the Department of Defense prostate cancer integration panel and the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation expert panel. She was founding director of the UWM House of Peace Community Nursing Center, which provides wellness classes, intensive case management and support services for families dealing with cancer. 

The NINR Director’s Lecture series is designed to bring the nation’s top nurse scientists to campus to share their work and interests with a transdisciplinary audience. Visit for more information. 

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