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Dr. Lucille Adams-Campbell the Recipient of the 2021 Joseph F. Fraumeni, Jr., Distinguished Achievement Award

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March 31, 2021

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Dr. Lucille Adams-Campbell, Ph.D.

Dr. Lucille Adams-Campbell, Ph.D., of Georgetown University and WHI Investigator at the Washington, D.C.-area MedStar clinical site, has been named the recipient of the Joseph F. Fraumeni, Jr., Distinguished Achievement Award by the The American Society of Preventive Oncology. Conferred annually, this highly prestigious award recognizes an “outstanding scientist in the area of preventive oncology, cancer control, and/or cancer prevention.”

The first African-American woman to receive a Ph.D. in epidemiology in the United States, Dr. Adams-Campbell presently serves as the Associate Director of Minority Health and Health Disparities Research, Senior Associate Dean for Community Outreach and Engagement, and Professor of Oncology at Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University Medical Center. Additionally, she serves as the Principal Investigator of the Center for Excellence for Health Disparities and co-Principal Investigator of the 25-year Black Women’s Health Study.

In announcing the award, the Society notes that Dr. Adams-Campbell has “dedicated her career to studying cancer disparities experienced by African-Americans,” resulting in more than 200 peer-reviewed publications and international renown as an expert in minority health and health disparities research.