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Shakira Grant, MBBS

Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology, Division of Hematology; Geriatric Hematologist-Oncologist

3 years treating Myeloma

Clinical Expertise

Dr. Grant is a Geriatric-Hematologist and a clinician-scientist. She leads a research program focused on addressing social disparities and their impact on the health and aging of older adults with multiple myeloma and their family caregivers. An important focus of her research lab is the development of culturally tailored social support interventions to better address the needs of the African American community affected by multiple myeloma.

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Board-certified Geriatric Hematologist
  • 2020 National Institute on Aging Butler-Williams Scholar
  • 2021 Paul Calabresi Career Development Award for Clinical Oncology (K12) scholar
  • 2021 recipient of an R03 (GEMSSTAR) from the National Institute on Aging
  • Founding Director of the MARC and BWiSER mentoring programs for trainees from racial/ethnic backgrounds considered underrepresented in medicine

Dr. Grants clinical and research activities are centered around enhancing the resiliency of older adults with cancer across the disease continuum. She uses geriatric assessments as one strategy to characterize the functional age of an older adult with cancer. She then uses this information to develop a personalized treatment plan for the individual’s cancer while evaluating the impact of cancer therapies on several key geriatric domains such as functional and cognitive health and quality of life. She is guided in her clinical practice and research activities by the Geriatrics 4Ms principles, which include mobility, medications, matters of the mind, and what matters most to older adults.


Chapel Hill Comprehensive Cancer Center: Physicians Office Bldg, 170 Manning Dr #7305, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA

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