Speaker Profile

M.D., Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs – Community-Based Practice; Director, University of Illinois Cancer Center; Professor of Medicine; Clinical Professor of Surgery University of Illinois at Chicago

An accomplished physician-scientist and proponent of the “bench to community” model, Dr. Winn works tirelessly to bridge the gap between basic science and community-based health care. He has received national and international acclaim for his innovative efforts to empower underserved patient populations, improve health care delivery, and develop meaningful research programs that can be integrated into the community. He is a principal investigator on several community-based NIH- and NCI-funded projects, including the All of Us Precision Medicine Initiative. His basic science research, which has been supported by multiple NIH and VA Merit awards, focuses on the translational aspects of the role the Wnt pathway plays in lung cancer.

Session Abstract – PMWC 2018 Silicon Valley

Session Synopsis: Engaging volunteers of all economic levels, races and ethnicities, and communities will be vital to producing meaningful health outcomes for historically underrepresented communities. This panel will discuss approaches to develop, pilot, and refine protocols that will be successful in bringing underserved individuals, families, and communities into the program.

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