October DCI Seminar Series (10.27.21)

Melinda Irwin
Melinda Irwin, PhD, MPH, the Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health

The October DCI Seminar Series, to be held on Wednesday, October 27, via Zoom, will feature epidemiologist Melinda Irwin, PhD, MPH, associate director,  Population Sciences, and co-leader, Cancer Prevention and Control at Yale Cancer Center. 

Irwin, who also serves as associate dean of Research,Yale School of Public Health, and deputy director, Public Health, at the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation, will present “Is it time to implement weight management, exercise and diet interventions as standard of care in the oncology clinic?”

Irwin is a prominent leader in the field of cancer prevention and control research, and has led numerous National Cancer Institute-funded clinical trials evaluating the influence of exercise, diet, and weight loss on treatment adherence, toxicity, biomarkers, body composition and quality of life in patients with cancer.

She is principal investigator of an NCI T32 training program in Cancer Prevention and Control and PI of the Transdisciplinary Research in Energetics and Cancer (TREC) Program, an NCI R25 training program.

Irwin has served on numerous national advisory boards related to cancer survivorship, including co-chairing the national clinical trials network SWOG cancer survivorship committee. She joined Yale in 2001 following the completion of a post-doctoral fellowship at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. Irwin earned her BS at the College of William and Mary, her MS at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, her PhD at the University of South Carolina, and her MPH at the University of Washington.

Irwin's lecture begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 9 a.m. The October DCI Seminar Series is presented by the DCI Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program and is held in conjunction with Hematology Oncology Grand Rounds.

For more information and to access the Zoom link for this talk, email Joan Lofton, MBA, AGM