UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Magazine Fall 2016 - Page 32

quick takes Cancer Center Honors Edwards Family The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center recently recognized Leon Edwards and his family for their many years of generous support. Mr. Edwards’ donations have been used to fund the center’s Modality Imaging Laboratory, run by Cancer Center Senior Scientist Kurt Zinn, D.V.M., Ph.D., which focuses on the development of new methods to detect cancer at the microscopic level and prevent metastasis. Mr. Edwards and Edwards Chevrolet - celebrating 100 years in business in 2016 - have long been loyal and active supporters of the Cancer Center. Pictured, L to R: Dr. Kurt Zinn, Dr. Ed Partridge, Caroline Edwards Simms, Leon Edwards, Jenny Edwards and Lee Edwards. Metro Sertoma Makes Annual Donation Birmingham’s Metro Sertoma Club recently made its annual contribution to the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. Pictured here with member Steve Scorey is Soroush RaisBahrami, M.D., who spoke to the group on “Advanced Imaging for Prostate Cancer Detection and Focal Therapy.” This year’s donation of $5,000 continues Metro Sertoma’s loyal tradition of supporting cutting-edge research at the Cancer Center. 30 U A B C O M P R E H E N S I V E C A N C E R C E N T E R Fouad Receives ACS Honor Pictured (L to R) are Dr. Selwyn Vickers, Senior Vice President, UAB School of Medicine; Diana Diaz, chair ACS Mid-South Division Board of Directors; Dr. Mona Fouad; Kelly Doss, Executive Vice President ACS Mid-South Division; and Cancer Center director Dr. Ed Partridge. Mona Fouad, M.D., M.P.H., recently received the St. George National Award, the American Cancer Society’s most prestigious Division volunteer honor. The award is presented to outstanding community volunteers in recognition of their distinguished service in achieving the American Cancer Society’s strategic goals. Dr. Fouad, professor and director of the UAB Division of Preventive Medicine, is one of 22 individuals from across the country who received the award for extraordinary service to the community in support of the Society’s mission to save lives and end the pain and suffering of cancer. Recipients were chosen based on their continuous leadership, commitment, and dedication to key initiatives in more than one area of fundraising, mission delivery, patient support, legislative advocacy, and special event engagement. Dr. Fouad’s work addresses the issues of navigation, disparity and access to care in the South, where disparity in healthcare and social determinants of health are at the greatest levels. As a co-leader of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program, Dr. Fouad has been influential in establishing the Cancer Center as a national leader in cancer disparities research, as well creating training programs for minority scientists and other investigators interested in cancers in cancer disparities research.