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Rob Winn: What the medical community can do when it talks “with” and not “at” the community
Jun 18, 2024, 03:38

Rob Winn: What the medical community can do when it talks “with” and not “at” the community

Rob Winn shared on LinkedIn:

“The partnership VCU Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center has with the National Patient Advocate Foundation is an example of what the medical community can do when it talks ‘with’ and not ‘at’ the community.

Glad to be a part of today’s NPAF working group session in Richmond. As I told the survivors and caregivers, there is often mention of miracles in medicine. But the miracles are actually the patients who had the treatments in the first place. Their stories are the miracles.

Voices matter. Representation matters. Collaboration matters.”

Source: Rob Winn/LinkedIn

Robert A. Winn, M.D., is the Director and Lipman Chair in Oncology at VCU Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center and a professor at VCU School of Medicine. Winn oversees nearly 150 scientists and clinical investigators and is nationally recognized for his community engagement efforts.

He manages a research lab focusing on lung cancer and health disparities, supported by NIH and Veterans Affairs Merit awards. Previously, he directed the University of Illinois Cancer Center and held various leadership roles at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.