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September 25, 2012 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Category: Lecture
Location: Undergraduate Library Bernath Audiotrium | Map
5155 Gullen Mall
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Staff

Please join the Wayne State University Graduate School in welcoming world-renowned scientist

Lovell A. Jones, PhD

2012 King Chavez Parks (KCP) Distinguished Visiting Professor

Dr. Jones received his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley and was a Ford Foundation Fellow at the university’s Cancer Research Laboratory.  He currently serves as the Director of the Dorothy I. Height Center for Health Equity & Evaluation Research at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. At MD Anderson, he is also a Distinguished Professor in the department of Health Disparities Research and the department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Throughout his career Dr. Jones has focused on minority health issues and the underrepresentation of minorities at all levels of the scientific community. He is founder of the Biennial Symposium on Minorities, the Medically Underserved, and Cancer and co-founder of the Intercultural Cancer Council, the nation’s largest multicultural health policy group. His many research interests include the way in which natural and environmental estrogenic agents may initiate cancers in hormonally responsive tissue. Since 1980, Dr. Jones has received more than $25 million in funding for research in which he was the principal investigator.

Earlier this year Professor Jones received the Ruth Kirschstein Diversity in Science Award for his efforts to increase the representation of minorities in the sciences.  

On Monday, September 24, Dr. Jones will meet one-on-one with doctoral fellows in the KCP Future Faculty Fellowship Program at Wayne State – Detroit’s next generation of college and university professors.  His lecture, “Health Disparities: If we always do what we’ve always done we will always get what we’ve already got – Health Disparities,” will be held at the Wayne State University Bernath Auditorium on Tuesday, September 25.  The 5:30 p.m. event is free and open to the public, although reservations are required.

Through the KCP Initiative, funded by the State of Michigan, Wayne State is able to offer doctoral fellowships to educate future faculty in higher education and bring visiting scholars to campus to serve as role models for a diverse population of students. Since 1987, Wayne State University has emerged as a choice location for KCP Fellows to earn their doctoral degrees, and has awarded stipends to more than 150 students through the KCP Fellowship pipeline. Currently, 37 KCP doctoral students are pursuing their degree at Wayne State. For more information about the KCP program, contact Cindy Sokol at c.sokol@wayne.edu, (313) 577-8053 or visit http://gradschool.wayne.edu/funding/kcp.php.

To attend, register online at specialevents.wayne.edu/2012kcplecture or call (313) 577-0300.

For more information about this event, please contact Pam William at 313-577-3465 or plwilliam@wayne.edu.