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June 15, 2011

New Faculty Enhance UH Cancer Center's Research Programs

HONOLULU – In recent months the University of Hawai'i Cancer Center has bolstered its research programs with the successful recruitment of new faculty members to fill key positions. Among those recruited are Amy Powers, MD, director of Pathology; Carol Boushey, PhD, MPH, nutritionist with the Epidemiology Program; and Pebbles Fagan, PhD, MPH, director of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program.

Dubbed "death villages,", nearly 50% of the area's residents develop and die of mesothelioma
Carol Boushey, PhD,
MPH

Dr. Boushey was most recently associate professor in the Department of Foods and Nutrition at Purdue University. She received her masters in public health nutrition at UH M?noa and previously worked in the Center's Epidemiology Program, the Waianae Cost Comprehensive Health Center, and the UH School of Public Health. Dr. Boushey received her doctoral degree in nutritional sciences from the University of Washington, specializing in nutritional epidemiology.


Dubbed "death villages,", nearly 50% of the area's residents develop and die of mesothelioma
Pebbles Fagan, PhD,
MPH
Dr. Fagan most recently worked as a Health Scientist at the National Cancer Institute's Tobacco Control Research Branch of the Behavioral Research Program in the Division of Cancer Control and Populations Sciences. Her masters of public health education and communication was received at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She obtained her doctoral degree in community health from Texas A&M University. Dr. Fagan is committed to building support for innovative initiatives and strategies to reduce tobacco use in the U.S. and other countries.


Dubbed "death villages,", nearly 50% of the area's residents develop and die of mesothelioma
Amy Powers, MD

Dr. Powers is director of the Cancer Center's Pathology Services. She most recently practiced at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in the Department of Pathology, Division of Transfusion Medicine. She received her medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine with a specialty in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology.

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