Graham Colditz Receives 2018 Distinguished Faculty Award

Graham ColditzGraham A. Colditz, MD, DrPH, the Niess-Gain Professor of Surgery, was honored with the Daniel P. Schuster Award for Distinguished Work in Clinical and Translational Science by Washington University School of Medicine on Feb. 28. He received his award at a ceremony in St. Louis as part of the 2018 Washington University School of Medicine Distinguished Faculty Awards

As the program director of the Program for the Elimination of Cancer Disparities (PECaD), Dr. Colditz and colleagues focus on strengthening capacity to reduce cancer disparities by working with community organizations, cancer survivors, clinicians, researchers and advocates to enhance education and awareness about cancer risk, prevention, community resources and care centers. His transdisciplinary PECaD team conducts quality-improvement initiatives and research both at Washington University and within the St. Louis region to understand and advance ideas that will eliminate disparities.

Dr. Colditz earned his medical degree from the University of Queensland and both a master of public health and a doctorate of public health from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He joined Washington University School of Medicine in 2008.

His past honors include the American Association for Cancer Research Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cancer Prevention Research; the American Society of Clinical Oncology-American Cancer Society Award and Lecture; and the American Cancer Society Medal of Honor. He joined the Washington University faculty in 2006.

The Distinguished Faculty Awards at Washington University School of Medicine recognize outstanding achievements in clinical care, community service, research and teaching. They are co-sponsored by the dean’s office, the Office of Faculty Affairs, Central Administration and the Executive Committee of the Faculty Council.