A Forum on Health Outcomes:
Cancer Disparities in African American Men

in conjunction with the annual CHAAMPS National Meeting

Keynote Speaker:
Otis Brawley, MD,  Former Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, American Cancer Society

Cancer Control in the 21st Century

February 28, 2019  |  1:00-3:00 PM
Graduate Hotel on the University of Minnesota Campus




Dr. Otis Brawley in his role as the chief medical and scientific officer of the American Cancer  Society, was responsible for promoting cancer prevention, early detection, and high-quality treatment through cancer research and education.  As an acknowledged global leader in the field of health disparities research, Dr. Brawley was a key leader in the American Cancer Society’s work to eliminate disparities in access to quality cancer care.  He has also co-chaired the Surgeon General’s Task Force on Cancer Health Disparities and filled a variety of capacities at the National Cancer Institute.
A self-described “science nerd,” Brawley gravitated toward research because it blends the practice of medicine with pure science. As a teen, he volunteered in the Veterans Administration Hospital lab in Detroit. Scientists there taught him to use sophisticated equipment and to help them with their work. “That’s where I got the research bug,” he says.

A graduate of University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Brawley interned at University Hospital of Cleveland, Case-Western Reserve University and completed his residency at University Hospital of Cleveland.  A world-renowned cancer expert and practicing oncologist, Brawley is a professor of hematology, oncology, and epidemiology at Emory University.

Registration and hotel information will be available January 7.  Questions please contact Amanda Brower at or 612 625-3601.