Research Conference 2014


11th Annual Women's Health Research Conference

Updates on Women's Cancer Research

Monday, September 29, 2014

McNamara Alumni Center
University of Minnesota  

Recorded Sessions from this year's conference: 

Welcome and "National Priorities in Cancer Research"

Nancy Raymond, MD
Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs, Medical School; Professor, Departments of Psychiatry & Family Medicine & Community Health; Director, Powell Center for Women’s Health
Carol A. Lange, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology; Director, Cell Signaling Program, Masonic Cancer Center; University of Minnesota Medical School

“Precision Medicine for All!”

Olufunmilayo Olopade, MD, FACP
Associate Dean Global Health; Director, Center for Clinical Genetics; University of Chicago Medicine

“Addressing Cancer Inequalities Among African Immigrant Communities”

Kolawoke Okuyemi, MD, MPH
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota Medical School

Fartun Weli, MPH
Executive Director of Isuroon (Envisioning Better Health for Somali Women)

Powell Center Remarks and Oral Poster Presentation
Presented by Nancy Raymond, MD

Poster Abstract Winners:
• Erin Casey, “A Program Evaluation of Extended Visiting at the Minnesota Correctional Facility – Shakopee: Mothers’ and Caregivers’ Perspectives”
• Nelson Rhodus, “Proteomics reveals increased salivary CD59, Mammaglobulins in Recurrent Breast Cancer”

“Review of Recent Research Advances in Gynecologic Oncology”
Levi Downs, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women’s Health, University of Minnesota Medical School

Introduction by Carolyn Torkelson, MD, MS

“Cancer Screening and Surveillance: Current Controversies”

Beth Virnig, PhD
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research, Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Introduction by Carolyn Torkelson, MD, MS