Lucile Adams-Campbell, PhD Awarded 225th Anniversary Medallion by her Alma Mater

July 23, 2013

The University of Pittsburgh has awarded their 225th Anniversary Medallion to alumna Lucile Adams-Campbell, PhD, associate director for Minority Health and Health Disparities Research at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. Since its bicentennial, the University of Pittsburgh has awarded this Medallion to alumni whose achievements have brought honor to the University and contributed to its progress over the past twenty-five years.

Adams-Campbell received her PhD in epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh in 1983, becoming the first African-American woman to receive this degree nationally. Dr. Adams-Campbell is an internationally recognized expert on health disparities, as well as a professor of oncology and a member of the prestigious Institute of Medicine. This year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) appointed her as one of only 15 members of 2015 Dietary Guidelines Committee (DGAC).

Dr. Adams-Campbell continues to play a leading role in the Washington, DC cancer and public health communities, specializing in community health research, interventions, and outreach.