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OSU’s Doubeni To Give NCI Seminar, May 4

Dr. Doubeni
Dr. Chyke Doubeni

Dr. Chyke Doubeni will present the next lecture in the NCI Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities’ (CRCHD) Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE) Distinguished Scholars Seminar (DSS) Series on Thursday, May 4 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. ET via WebEx. His talk is titled, “Health Equity Requires More than the Sum of the Parts: The Colorectal Cancer Model.” 

Doubeni will discuss:

  • His academic journey through CURE and beyond
  • Evidence of key elements for eliminating disparities in mortality from colorectal cancer
  • The journey of gaining awareness of health inequities (“common sense is not common”)
  • How lessons about drivers and solutions across the care continuum can be applied broadly to advance cancer health equities

A former CURE K01 scholar, Doubeni is chief health equity officer and professor in the department of family and community medicine at the Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center. He also serves as associate director for diversity, equity and inclusion for the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center–Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute. 

Doubeni leads OSU’s efforts to address the underlying drivers of health care disparities and foster more equitable care and health outcomes. He spearheads the strategic direction of Wexner Medical Center’s health equity and healthy community initiatives in collaboration with leaders, faculty, staff and learners. He brings together diversity, equity and inclusion, anti-racism and civic and community engagement efforts.

Doubeni also collaborates with the Office of Academic Affairs (OAA). He is a leader in the RAISE initiative, which recruits new faculty who have a research focus on health equity topics. He works with the OAA and the health science colleges on development and implementation of a new Center for Health Equity.

Nationally recognized for his work in cancer prevention and public health, Doubeni is a member of NCI’s board of scientific advisors and a section editor for Gastroenterology. In 2021, he served as lead author for a report “Addressing Systemic Racism Through Clinical Preventive Service Recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force,” published in JAMA.

Doubeni earned a 2010 Presidential Early-Career Award for Scientists and Engineers for accomplishments in research, mentoring and community service and in 2019, the Sadie Gerson Distinguished Scholar Award from the University of Pittsburgh.

CURE supports individuals from underrepresented groups across the academic continuum—beginning with middle school students and continuing through independent cancer researchers—through a pipeline of research funding opportunities. The DSS series recognizes outstanding former CURE scholars and their research. The scientific seminars highlight leading-edge cancer health disparities research, along with new advances, ideas and trends in the field.

To register for the seminar, visit: Individuals who need reasonable accommodation to participate, email at least five business days before the event.

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