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Executive Board Member of National Patient Advocate Foundation, Patient Advocate Foundation Receives National Institutes of Health 2008 Health Disparities Excellence Award
Date:2/10/2009

Lovell Jones, PhD, Director of the Center for Research on Minority Health at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and Executive Board Member for NPAF and PAF, Honored for His Contributions Toward Eliminating Health Disparities in Minority Communities

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF) and Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) announced today that a member of the Foundations' Executive Boards, Lovell Jones, PhD, Professor of Health Disparities Research and Director of the Center for Research on Minority Health at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, was honored with the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) 2008 Health Disparities Excellence Award, which recognizes pioneers for their contributions toward eliminating health disparities in minority communities. Jones was one of two recipients for the 2008 honor.

"We are extremely pleased to see this well-deserved recognition of Lovell's work in advancing minority health, which is making a significant, positive impact on the millions of ethnic minorities in our country who are diagnosed and struggling with their treatment of cancer and other chronic illnesses," said Nancy Davenport-Ennis, Founder and CEO of NPAF and PAF. "Our professional case managers are contacted each day by far too many individuals of all ethnic backgrounds who are facing access to care challenges, and we commend Dr. Jones' important, groundbreaking research in getting to the root of how we as a nation can work together to improve medical care for all patients in need."

Jones' recent studies include examining the correlation of diet and breast cancer recurrence in cancer survivors, including the risk of breast cancer in pre-menopausal African American women, and the relationship between environment and genetics in the development of diseases in migrant workers' children. This research is helping to further educate
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