Professor and Director
Dept. of Medicine
Division of Preventive Medicine
Alexandria University School of Medicine, Alexandria, Egypt
University of Alabama at Birmingham
MPH, School of Public Health, 1986
Dr. Fouad is involved in several minority-specific research studies, including serving as the PI for the Cancer Care Outcomes Research and Surveillance Consortium (CanCORS), an NCI-funded study, and the PI of a R01 NCI-funded study to assess minority and low-income women beliefs in relation to participation in research studies. This study will also test a community-based intervention to enhance women’s compliance and retention in cancer prevention studies. Dr. Fouad is the PI for the UAB Minority Screening Center of the NCI-funded “ Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, Ovarian Cancer (PLCO) Screening Trial”. She is also the PI for two CDC-funded projects entitled, “Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health by the Year 2010”, and “Analyzing the Gap: Prostate Cancer in Black and White Men”. The primary goal of the first project is to eliminate the disparity in breast and cervical cancer morbidity and mortality between Caucasian and African-American women in the state of Alabama. The main goal of the second project is to determine reasons for disparity in prostate cancer morbidity and mortality between African-American and white men. Dr. Fouad is also the PI for the UAB Cancer Center and Tuskegee University Partnership which is a study funded by NCI to assist minority institutions and investigators to enhance their research capabilities. She is also the Co-PI for the Deep South Network for Cancer Control and the UAB/Morehouse School of Medicine Partnership and is responsible for the training and career development of minority students and faculty within the Network and the partnership. She has served as a Co-Investigator for the CDC funded project “Breast/Cervical Cancer Screening: Effects of Comorbidity” to assess the impact of the presence of chronic or disabling conditions on breast/cervical cancer screening practices by primary care physicians. Dr. Fouad has also served as Co-PI of the Tuskegee Conference, an NCI-funded study to enhance participation of minorities in cancer clinical trials. Through this work, Dr. Fouad has developed a strong interest in minority health specifically in the area of cancer prevention and control.
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