University of Alabama at Birmingham
As both a Geriatrician and Medical Oncologist, my research bridges the fields of geriatrics and oncology and is focused on refining treatment selection and improving the outcomes of older adults with cancer. My research involves the use of geriatric assessment and novel biomarkers, such molecular markers of aging and body composition, to better evaluate functional age and developing interventional clinical trials to improve the tolerance and outcomes of older adults undergoing cancer treatment. In addition, my research explores the pro-aging impact of cancer and its treatments in adults with cancer. My long-term goal is to become an independently-funded physician scientist to address the challenges in caring for the increasing number of older adults with cancer.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
2:15 PM – 3:30 PM EST