Alabama NewsCenter — UAB’s Office of Community Outreach & Engagement at 25: A Chat With the Pioneers

| January 18, 2021 @ 6:00 pm

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By Joseph D. Bryant

It has been 25 years since leaders at UAB recognized the need to address widening health disparities in cancer screening and treatment, and then took decisive action to address it.

The result was the creation of what is now the Office of Community Outreach & Engagement at the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center. During its silver anniversary this year, the office traces its roots, development and impact on the communities it was designed to serve. This month, the office’s monthly newsletter, Community Connections, talked with a few of the pioneers.

Dr. Edward Partridge paused for a moment when asked if he ever imagined that the office he founded would deliver such a sustained and widespread impact.

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