Renowned scientist Lovell Jones to speak at Wayne State University Sept. 25September 6, 2012
What: The Wayne State University Graduate School is hosting world-renowned scientist Lovell A. Jones as the 2012 featured King Chavez Parks (KCP) Visiting Professor.
Jones’ lecture is titled: “Health disparities: If we always do what we’ve always done, we will always get what we’ve already got – health disparities.”
When: 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25
Where: Wayne State University Undergraduate Library, Bernath Auditorium, 5155 Gullen Mall, Detroit, MI 48202
More Info: The lecture is free and open to the public, although reservations are required. To attend, register online at www.specialevents.wayne.edu/2012kcplecture or call 313-577-0300.
Media Interview Opportunity: Lovell Jones is available for interviews on Sept. 25, 3:15-4:15 p.m. Contact Tom Reynolds to arrange: 313-577-2150, email@example.com.
About Lovell Jones: Jones is director of the Center for Health Equity and Evaluation Research at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He also is a professor in the departments of health disparities research and biochemistry and molecular biology. Throughout his career, Jones has focused on minority health issues and the underrepresentation of minorities at all levels of the scientific community. He is founding co-chair of the Intercultural Cancer Council, the nation’s largest multicultural health policy group focused on minorities, the medically underserved and cancer.
His many research interests include the way in which natural and environmental estrogenic agents may initiate cancers in hormonally responsive tissue. Since 1980, he has received more than $25 million in research funding for which he was principal investigator. Jones received the Ruth Kirschstein Diversity in Science Award for his efforts to increase the representation of minorities in the sciences. He received his doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley and was a Ford Foundation Fellow at the university’s Cancer Research Laboratory.
About the KCP Initiative: Through the KCP Initiative, which is 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 such as Jones to campus to serve as role models for students of all ages and backgrounds. 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 degrees at Wayne State. For more information, visit http://gradschool.wayne.edu/funding/kcp.php.
Wayne State University is a premier urban research institution offering more than 370 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 31,000 students.
- Contact: Tom Reynolds
- Voice: (313) 577-2150
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fax: (313) 577-4459
- Website: www.media.wayne.edu