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Trotter Honored as Public Health Champion

Congratulations to the Administrative Director of the Lurie Cancer Center’s Office of Equity and Minority Health (OEMH), Shaan Trotter, MSc, who was honored with a Public Health Champion Award from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).  The OEMH provides leadership for and coordination of efforts to address the unique cancer issues of minority and medically underserved populations

Each year, African American History Month is observed throughout the month of February in recognition of the significant contributions made to the nation by African Americans. The Public Health Champion Award, consistent with the purpose of African American History Month, honors remarkable individuals as a way to thank them for improving the health of the public and to celebrate the achievements of African Americans throughout Illinois.

“The Public Health Champion is an individual who uses their time, talent and enthusiasm to enrich the lives of others.  Though you do not always make the news, you truly make a difference,” said IDPH Director, Nirav D. Shah, MD, JD. 

Under the direction of Alexis A. Thompson, MD, MPH, Associate Director for Equity and Minority Health in the Lurie Cancer Center, the OEMH is dedicated to research, education, and policy formulation that identifies the root causes of cancer health disparities, and works to advance the understanding of practices to eliminate barriers to health empowerment and equity.

Learn more about the Lurie Cancer Center’s Office of Equity and Minority Health

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