U of M Medical School earns $2.9M to reduce cervical cancer screening disparities in Somali women

Dr. Rahel Ghebre

Dr. Rahel Ghebre

A new study led by the University of Minnesota Medical School and the University of Washington School of Public Health looks to solve cervical cancer disparities among Somali women. The National Cancer Institute awarded the team with $2.9 million to increase the number of cervical cancer screenings for that population by developing a self-sampling method. Dr. Rahel Ghebre, a Professor in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology will be one of the collaborators on the study. Co-lead investigators include Rebekah Pratt, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and Rachel Winer, PhD, at University of Washington School of Public Health. Read the story

Dr. Ghebre was recently selected to join the 2021-2022 class of fellows from the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program for women at Drexel University College of Medicine. READ the announcement. 

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