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ACD for Patient Centered Initiatives and Health Equity at the GW Cancer Center

The GW Cancer Center is pleased to announce that Mandi Pratt-Chapman, a national leader for patient navigation and cancer survivorship policy and training has been tapped to serve as the Associate Center Director (ACD) for Patient Centered Initiatives and Health Equity. In this role, Pratt-Chapman will serve on the senior leadership team for the newly-formed GW Cancer Center, leading national research on patient-centered care and integrating research into practice. One of her main functions will be the creation of an exemplary patient support services program, which will build on the programs that she developed during the past several years as director of the GW Cancer Institute. She will also enhance community relationships and research relevance to the local community and maintain a portfolio of sponsored projects related to patient-centered care and health equity.

Pratt-Chapman will also work closely with other ACDs, including the ACD for Population Sciences & Policy and the ACD for Clinical Investigations, to build team science to improve the quality and equity of cancer prevention, care access and delivery. She will also work to build a culture of quality improvement and community engagement and support greater access to clinical trials at GW Cancer Center.