April DCI Seminar Series (4.21.21)

Robert Winn, MD
Robert Winn, MD

The April DCI Seminar Series, to be held on Wednesday, April 21, will feature Robert Winn, MD, director of the Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center. 

The title of his talk is "Cancer Care in the 21st Century."

As director, Winn oversees the activities of Massey’s 205 research members — researchers and physicians from 38 departments in three colleges and four schools at VCU — at a cancer known for providing outstanding cancer care, conducting groundbreaking research to discover new treatments for cancer, and offering high-quality education, training and community outreach programs. 

Winn, who's also Senior Associate Dean for Cancer Innovation and a professor of Pulmonary Medicine at VCU, manages a research laboratory where he focuses on the cellular pathways that drive the development and progression of lung cancer and the role of cell division arrest in lung cancer.

He is the recipient of multiple NIH/NCI awards for his basic science research and community-engaged research centered on eliminating health disparities. He's currently a principal investigator on the community-based NIH All of Us Research Program, a NIH precision medicine initiative.

Winn has authored or co-authored more than 60 published manuscripts in peer-reviewed academic journals.

"Dr. Winn has received national and international acclaim for his efforts to empower underserved patient populations, improve health care delivery and ensure equal access to cancer care. He is committed to community-engaged research centered on eliminating health disparities," said deputy director of DCI, Steve Patierno, PhD, who provides senior oversight to DCI’s community outreach and engagement efforts and has himself been engaged in disparities research for more than 25 years.

Winn's lecture begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 9 a.m. The April DCI Seminar Series is presented by the DCI Cancer Disparities SPORE Program and DCI’s BASIC Engage: Engaging Community Partners and Basic Scientists in Collaborative Research and is held in conjunction with Hematology Oncology Grand Rounds.

His talk is also part of the "2021 Cancer Disparities Lecture Series."
*That series includes additional talks on March 10 and May 4

For more information and to access the Webex link, email Joan Lofton, MBA, AGM