Skip to main content


Cancer Risk Assessment and Prevention with Dr. Olufunmilayo Olopade

Previous Next

Dr. Olufunmilayo Olopade speaks on integrating women's health with the global development agenda.

Dr. Olopade is the Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Global Health at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Olopade's research has focused on understanding familial forms of cancer. As a physician and scientist, Dr. Olopade works to translate scientific discoveries and cancer risk assessment into optimal interventions for women at risk of breast cancer. A global leader in academic medicine, Dr. Olopade has received numerous honors and awards, including the MacArthur Foundation Genius Award for “bridging continents with her innovative research and service models.”

Recorded Sunday, March 11, 2012 at the Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy.

Get the WBEZ App

Download the best live and on-demand public radio experience. Find out more.