Folakemi Odedina holds a Ph.D. degree. She is a Professor of pharmacy, the Director of the Prostate Disease Center Outreach Program, and an Associate Director of Health Disparities for Shands Cancer Center at the University of Florida. Her research program focuses on understanding and developing interventions to reduce the disproportionate burden of prostate cancer among black men globally. Through her research program, she has facilitated global collaborations among scientists, clinicians, survivors, and advocates to better understand the etiology of prostate cancer. Her accomplishments include the Biennial conference on the Science of Global Prostate Cancer Disparities, U.S. Fulbright Scholar Award to promote cancer awareness in Africa (2006/2007), and a National Cancer Institute grant to support cancer advocacy in Africa. The later provided travel awards to about 20 African cancer advocates to participate in the 1st AORTIC Cancer Advocacy workshop this year. Her landmark research has been recognized by many organizations, including the American Association for Cancer Research and the Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program. Her work has also been featured in multiple medical news including the Medscape Medical News and Oncology News. Professor Odedina founded and leads the Florida Prostate Cancer Disparity Group and the Prostate Cancer Transatlantic Consortium. She also serves on several international cancer committees.
Biography Updated on 23 January 2012