UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Magazine Winter 2018 2018 Volume XXXIII Number 3 - Page 28

quick takes Mona Fouad Elected to National Academy of Medicine Mona N. Fouad, M.D., M.P.H., professor and director of the Division of Preventive Medicine in the UAB School of Medicine, has been elected as a member of the National Academy of Medicine — one of the highest honors given to a physician or scientist in the United States. Dr. Fouad is nationally recognized as a leader in health disparities research and collaboration. Her work generates and combines research from biomedical, behavioral and social sciences in an interdisciplinary approach to address health disparities. Her impact among the national community of scholars — especially young scholars from diverse, underrepresented backgrounds — has spread beyond her institution to touch others in alleviating these disparities among vulnerable populations. The National Academy of Medicine, established in 1970 under the name Institute of Medicine, is an independent organization of eminent professionals from diverse fields including health and medicine — the natural, social and behavioral sciences — and beyond. Membership in NAM is widely viewed as one of the highest honors in the fields Mona N. Fouad, M.D., M.P.H. of health and medicine, and is limited to individuals who have demonstrated both exceptional professional achievements and outstanding commitment to service. “In her career, Dr. Fouad has a huge impact in her interdisciplinary approach toward the elimination of health disparities,” says Selwyn M. Vickers, M.D., senior vice president for Medicine and dean of the UAB School of Medicine. “As both the dean and a frequent collaborator with Dr. Fouad’s research efforts, I’m pleased that Mona’s career is being honored in a way that truly highlights her accomplishments.” Dr. Fouad’s career at UAB began in 1991 as an instructor in the Department of Medicine. In 2002, she became the founding director of the Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center, a university-wide interdisciplinary research center. In 2009, she became director of the Division of Preventive Medicine and in 2013 was named senior associate dean for Diversity and Inclusion in the School of Medicine. From 2003 to 2013, she served as co-leader of the Cancer Control and Population Science Program in the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, and she is currently )͕ȁ٥͕ȁѼѡ ȁ ѕȁɕѽȸḾͼȁѡѕ́I͕ɍQɅ ѕȰ)ѡ9ɥѥ=ͥI͕ɍ ѕȰѡ ѕȁȁ=э́ѥٕ́I͕ɍՍѥѡ) ɕͥٔ ѕȁȁ!Ѡ)Յ́ݽɭѥɕͱѼх͠ѡم䁽Ѡɥѥ́́ѥ͍ѥɕ͕ɍɥɥ)Qɔ́չɕѕͥѠɥѥ́ɕ͕ɍЁUɅѥٔɕѥ͡)ݥѠѥѕɹѥɅЁѹ̰́ݕ́ɕ͔ѡյȁɕ͕ɍ́չ͍)եɕ́ɥ䁡ѠѠɥѥ̸)!ȁٕ́ٔɕ镐ѥ䁅́ɕЁѡɥ ȁMMиɝ)9ѥ݅ɐذɕ饹ȁѥե͕͡٥Ѽ٥ѡ OdɅѕ́ѡ)Aɕͥӊé չѹ̰Ḿ9ɥѥ չ1݅͡ɐȁᕵ͕٥)ѥѼɽ٥ѡٕ́ѡ́ɽѥѕɥչѥ́ȁѥѥѹ̰)ɥѥɽɅ̸ȸՅ݅́ͼѡ؃q]]MѡMхїtѡ)5ɽ+q'eɕͱɽՐȸՅɅѕհѼչЁȁ́ՔȁЁUt́ͅ MѠ)14ȁѡUѵЁ5q%ȁݽɬȁɥѥȁ͡ȸ)Յ́́Ѽɥѥ́ѠѠɔ́͡ɕ́ѼɕՍѡ͔ɥѥ+Pɥѥ́ѡЁȁݽɱt()T) <4@H 8L$X) 8 H) 8PH