Lewis Roberts, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D., is inaugural CURE Distinguished Scholars Seminar Series lecturer

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Lewis Roberts, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D.

Lewis Roberts, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D. (I’ 95, GI ’98), Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, will be the inaugural honored guest speaker for the Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences Distinguished Scholars Seminar Series.

This is a new lecture series of the National Cancer Institute’s Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD) Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE) Program. As the inaugural seminar guest speaker and former CURE Scholar, Dr. Roberts is being recognized for having made seminal contributions to the field of cancer or cancer health disparities research and being a role model for other scientists from background underrepresented in cancer research.

The seminar, June 28, 2017, in Rockville, Maryland, aims to share leading-edge cancer and cancer health disparities research, inform the National Cancer Institute community about new advancements and provide a forum from which new collaborations can begin.

Dr. Roberts will present on his work in liver and bile duct cancers, highlighting his research on the mechanisms of liver and biliary carcinogenesis and biomarkers to improve diagnosis; and the diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis and liver cancer in immigrant African and U.S. communities.

The CURE Program supports underrepresented individuals across the academic continuum, beginning with high school students and continuing through independent cancer researchers through a series of funding opportunities.

Dr. Roberts also is a professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.

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