Groesbeck Parham, MD, UNC professor of obstetrics and gynecology has been selected to receive the Society for Gynecologic Oncology’s 2014 Humanitarianism and Volunteerism Award. The award recognizes exemplary local, national or international volunteer and outreach efforts in women’s cancer care, research or training.
He has also worked with the Zambian Ministry of Health to develop strategies for nationwide human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, including a pilot program to vaccinate 25,000 girls through school-based approaches.
In the award letter, the committee wrote: “Your leadership in the CIDRZ Cervical Cancer Prevention Program to expand cervical cancer screening throughout Zambia, as well as your extensive collaborative efforts to raise awareness of women’s health issues in sub-Saharan Africa, make you the ideal recipient. Congratulations on this honor and thank you for your selfless dedication to improving the lives of women throughout Zambia and beyond.”
The award will be presented at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology’s 45th Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer in Tampa, Florida, later this month.