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Cancer Prevention and Control Program Meeting

September 7, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

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Advancing Health Equity Through a Broader Bioethics Lens: Considerations for Cancer Researchers

Faith Fletcher, PhD, MA

Assistant Professor, Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy

Baylor College of Medicine

Register in advance for this meeting

The event will be held in a hybrid format. The in-person meeting will take place at the University of Illinois Cancer Center, 818 South Wolcott on the UIC campus, in the 5th-floor conference room.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Faith Fletcher, PhD, MA is an Assistant Professor in the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine, a senior advisor to The Hastings Center, and a Hastings Center Fellow. Drawing from diverse disciplines and methodologies from bioethics, public health, and behavioral science, her empirical research investigates pressing health concerns and inequities facing traditionally marginalized populations. In her scholarship, she engages issues relating to reproductive health and autonomy, informed decision-making, structural stigma, and trustworthiness in both research and healthcare settings.

Her K01 Award, funded through the NIH/ National Human Genomic Research Institute uses a stakeholder engagement approach to develop ethical practices and guidelines for engaging Deep South residents in genomics research. Fletcher was recently named to the Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics Class of 2026. Her work will examine the role of bioethicists in advancing maternal health equity among Black women in the US.

In collaboration with an antiracism task force, Fletcher is a co-editor of the Hastings Center Special report entitled, “A Critical Moment in Bioethics: Reckoning with Anti-Black Racism Through Intergenerational Dialogue”. In 2017, Fletcher was named one of the National Minority Quality Forum’s 40 under 40 Leaders in Health for her commitment to improving access to scientific research and quality health care for medically underserved populations. This prestigious award acknowledges the next generation of leaders primed to reduce health disparities.

This group meets on the first Thursday of each month from Noon – 1 p.m.

The meeting agenda includes a presentation, programmatic announcements, and updates from Cancer Center program leaders.



September 7, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT


Kenzie Ferguson


Cancer Center Conference Room, 522
818 S. Wolcott Ave
Chicago, IL
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