Read about the early activities of this group in this report: PCORI-Detroit-HealthLink-Final-Report-Feb-2019.pdf (2 downloads)
Karmanos Cancer Institute Cancer Action Council members:
An educator, optimistic, hardworking, single mother with goals to make good things happen.
M.S. Nursing, Breast Cancer Specialist Certification
Vision to help develop a research project that can be put into practice for all stakeholders involved in medicine and health.
|Brenda Chambers Threatt|
9 Year Breast Cancer Survivor
Married mother of 3 and grandmother of 1
B.S. Bowling Green State University in Accounting
M.B.A. University of Toledo in Accounting
Vision to spread word about prevention, detection and treatment of cancer within the community.
Henry Ford Community College
Vision to become an outreach specialist for all cancer patients from the time of diagnosis through therapy and follow-up.
|Edward Conner Jr.|
Vision to provide research and awareness about cancer to community partners by promoting wellness & longevity to create substantive changes in the community through education and action.
Mother is a Breast Cancer Survivor
Lifelong devotion to making a difference in people’s lives, instilled values of compassion to give back to the community. Nurse that has facilitated cancer infusion treatments.
B.S. Nursing Lake Superior State University (1986)
Vision to create a manifesto and vision that will effectuate a compassion plan to explore ways for improved delivery of healthcare to those in need.
CT Technologist at Karmanos Cancer Institute providing care for cancer patients, survivors and their family and friends
B.S. Radiologic Technology Wayne State University
Vision to help better serve the community affected by cancer with a passion to make a difference in the lives of cancer patients, survivors, family and friends with loved ones affected by this disease.
Masters in Organizational Leadership
Vision to help map and expand existing research studies, services and programs, assist in implementation of new programs to support patients and their families from diagnosis through survivorship.
American Cancer Society Hospital Systems Representative
Bachelor’s Degree Western Michigan University
Vision to determine the needs of cancer patients and caregivers in Detroit to come up with a tangible way to assess those needs.
Passion for science & cancer research
Karmanos Cancer Institute Phase 1 Clinical Trials Department Employee
B.S. Molecular Biology & Chemistry Ohio Northern University
PhD Cancer Biology & Biochemistry University of Toledo
Vision to help share knowledge, resources and research with the Greater Detroit Area, while inspiring to bring hope to those in need.
Marketing consultant for a physical therapy clinic
Lead for corporate community health initiatives targeting low-income youth related to domestic violence, tobacco prevention, obesity
Strategist for healthcare access for uninsured by leading outreach and policy groups
B.S. Psychology University of Michigan
M.P.H. Epidemiology University of Michigan
M.B.A. Marketing Research Michigan State University
Vision to mitigate the gaps that exist for access to providers, healthcare, social and financial support and information as it relates to cancer in SE Michigan specifically to lend a voice to caregivers and SE Asians.