Ramirez is a former member of the National Cancer Advisory Board and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council of the National Institutes of Health.
"Dr. Ramirez's unique expertise and keen insight has proven invaluable to Komen identifying and addressing breast health disparities among specific population groups, including Hispanic and Latino people. As a member of its Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), Dr. Ramirez will be instrumental in Komen's ability to reach even more deeply into areas of our society that remain medically underserved," said Dr. Winer.
In addition to Dr. Winer and Dr. Ramirez, the SAB includes the following physicians and researchers:
-- Melissa L. Bondy, Ph.D., professor of epidemiology at the University of
Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, and director of the
Childhood Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Center, a collaborative
program between M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine
and Texas Children's Hospital.
-- Powel Brown, professor of medicine, Baylor College of Medicine;
associate director of cancer prevention and director of cancer
prevention and populations studies program, Dan L. Duncan Cancer
Center; and associate director of research at the Breast Care Center
-- H. Kim Lyerly, M.D., George Barth Geller Professor of Research at Duke
University, Durham, N.C.; director of the Duke Comprehensive Cancer
Center and principal investigator of the Duke Specialized Program in
Research Excellence (SPORE).
-- George W. Sledge, M.D., Ballve-Lantero Professor of Oncology and
|SOURCE Susan G. Komen for the Cure|
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