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‘Mind the Gap’

Palmer Tapped for Next ODS Seminar on Risk Prediction Models

Dr. Julie R. Palmer

Dr. Julie R. Palmer

The Office of Disease Prevention will hold a Methods: Mind the Gap webinar with Dr. Julie R. Palmer on risk prediction models for breast cancer in black women. It will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 11 a.m.  

The webinar will address the relatively low performance of risk prediction models for breast cancer in black women versus performance in other populations, and possible reasons for the observed disparity. Methodological approaches, including the consideration of differential risk factors for specific molecular subtypes of breast cancer, will be discussed.

Palmer is the Karin Grunebaum professor in cancer research at Boston University School of Medicine, director of the Slone Epidemiology Center and a Komen scholar. Her research program focuses on the etiology of breast cancer, with an emphasis on African-American women. She has been a leader of the Black Women’s Health Study since its inception in 1995.

Registration is required at The webinar will be recorded and available on the ODP website within about a week. 

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