Dr. Thompson, leader of the Population Studies and Disparities Research Program at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and associate professor, Wayne State University School of Medicine, received the inaugural Spirit of Community 2017 Faculty Engagement Award from Wayne State University at a special reception held on March 23, 2017.

Click here to watch Dr. Thompson’s nomination video

The Spirit of Community Faculty Engagement Award recognizes a faculty member who best exemplifies the spirit of WSU’s deep commitment to community engagement. The winner is selected based on their ongoing demonstration of outstanding achievement in academic service-learning by working in a mutually beneficial partnership with community organizations, and who enhances exemplary community-based research.

“It was truly an honor and a total surprise to receive this recognition,” said Dr. Thompson. “From my perspective, I’m only a small part of Detroit HealthLink for Equity in Cancer Care. The project wouldn’t exist without our outstanding internal team and the community partners and stakeholders who bring their own expertise and passion to this work as we together develop community-centered priorities for cancer research.”

“I hope that through Detroit HealthLink we can show that community engagement results in stronger science.”

Congratulations Dr. Thompson on being selected the winner of Wayne State University’s Spirit of Community 2017 Faculty Engagement Award!

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