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The American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation congratulates the 2020 Grant recipients. The Grants were presented at the 2020 Annual Meeting of The American Society of Breast Surgeons.

2020 Foundation Grant Recipients

Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award:

Recipient: Lisa Lai, MD, Upstate Medical University

Research Grant:

Program Title: A Mixed Methods Analysis of Changes in Sexual and Psychosocial Well-being in Women with Breast Cancer Throughout the Care Continuum

Recipient: University of Colorado, Department of Surgery

Grant Focus: The main objective of this study is to evaluate sexual and psychosocial well-being in women with breast cancer at the time of diagnosis and throughout treatment to better understand how treatment influences sexual and psychosocial well-being across the continuum of care. Longitudinal patient reported outcome measure surveys and patient focus groups will be used to develop educational videos to prepare patients for the sexual and psychosocial side effects of treatment, and patient focus groups will help determine the ideal timing to provide patient education on these topics.


Community Outreach Grant:

Program Title: Breast Health Community Outreach

Recipient: Broward Health (North Broward Hospital District)

Grant Focus: The goal of the Breast Health Community Outreach program is to decrease the incidences of death due to breast cancer, promote access to quality and culturally competent services, and provide necessary services that address the continuum of care. To achieve this goal, the program will provide education on breast health and screening to 400 underserved, uninsured, and/or low-income women in Broward County, FL.

Education Grants:

Program Title: Breast Health Outreach & Education Program in Rural Cabarrus County

Recipient: Cabarrus Health Alliance

Grant Focus: This program will provide breast health education to rural residents of Cabarrus County, North Carolina, including racial and ethnic minorities, uninsured, low-income, or those otherwise medically underserved. Cabarrus will host 18 breast health education events throughout the County.

Program Title: SistahFriends Moving Forward

Recipient: Foundations of MultiCare

Grant Focus: The program objective is to partner with faith communities, community centers, service organizations, nonprofits and other community resources to offer education on the risks of breast cancer that are unique to communities of color. Outreach will include health fairs, street fairs in church bulletins, Tacoma Ministerial Alliance, the local NAACP Health Committee, LIWH membership, Tacoma Urban League, and the Tacoma-Pierce County Black Collective. 

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