Myeloma Specialist Dr. Shakira Grant from the University of North Carolina will join the African American Chapter on August 18th to discuss health disparities in myeloma. Dr. Grant will focus on how age, race, and socioeconomic factors are drivers of health disparities among the African American Myeloma community.
“I became a Myeloma Coach after meeting many patients who did not have a peer mentor to ask questions and find relevant information about myeloma.”
Shakira Grant, MBBS, is Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She holds a dual faculty position in both the Linebarger Cancer Center’s Division of Hematology and UNC’s Division of Geriatrics. Her research is focused on aging-related vulnerabilities and how they impact the health outcomes of older adults with myeloma and other hematological malignancies. She is one of the few hematologist/oncologist/geriatricians in the country and a leader in the field of Geriatric Hematology. Dr. Grant served a fellowship at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center at the University of Washington and a residencies at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados. She earned her medical degree at the University of the West Indies in Barbados.
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