Frontiers in Oncology

Bridging the Cancer Center Mission with Community Engagement

Karen Winkfield, MD, PhD 
June 29, 2021 


 Dr. Winkfield is the Executive Director of the MeharryVanderbilt Alliance which seeks to eliminate health disparities by developing and supporting collaborative initiatives between Meharry Medical College, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, community partners and the individuals, families and communities they serve. ⁣

Dr. Winkfield is a radiation oncologist specializing in the treatment of hematologic and breast malignancies. She is an implementation scientist focused on improving health outcomes for underserved populations through community-engaged research and community-based initiatives designed to improve access to healthcare including clinical trials. Her leadership roles have focused on developing bi-directional communication between researchers and community to ensure equitable access to care regardless of race/ethnicity, geographic location or socioeconomic states. She also espouses workforce diversity as a means to improve health equity.

Frontiers in Oncology

Frontiers in Oncology, a recurring seminar series organized by the Stanford Cancer Institute, is designed to highlight innovations in cancer research across the spectrum of basic, translational, clinical and population science.  The dynamic speakers represent a broad range of disciplines and expertise from both Stanford faculty and national thought leaders.  The audience for this seminar series includes Stanford faculty, trainees and staff as well as anyone in the broader community with an interest in cancer research.  Each recorded seminar is approximately 1 hour in length.   

Past Seminars

Upcoming Seminars

Join us on Zoom:
Zoom Meeting ID: 918 9681 9052
Passcode: 159826
8:00 am – 9:00 am

  • Elaine Mardis, PhD; Ohio State University - July 6, 2021
  • Ryan Corcoran, MD; Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center -July 20, 2021
  • Erin Kobetz, PhD, MPH; University of Miami - August 3, 2021
  • 8th Annual Karl G. Blume, MD, Memorial Lecture - August 17, 2021
  • TBD - September 7, 2021
  • Charles Swanton, MD, PhD; Francis Crick Institute - September 21, 2021

You may also be interested in the Frontiers in Cancer Clinical Translation Seminar Series sponsored by the Division of Oncology.