|Demark-Wahnefried Named to IOM Forum|
May 16, 2011
Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, Ph.D. professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences and associate director for cancer prevention and control at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been named to the Institute of Medicine’s National Cancer Policy Forum.
IOM forums are designed to allow government, industry, academic and other representatives to identify emerging high-priority policy issues to combat cancer and promote discussion about potential opportunities for action. Demark-Wahnefried will serve a three-year term, with the possibility of an additional three-year term.
Demark-Wahnefried is a nutrition scientist with training in biochemistry, genetics and behavioral science. For two decades, her research career has spanned basic science and clinical research, from investigations to determine the mechanisms of action of food-related components on neoplastic progression to studies of the nutrition-related concerns of cancer patients.
The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center is among the 40 cancer centers in the nation to meet the stringent criteria for the National Cancer Institute's comprehensive designation. The center is recognized for its multidisciplinary approach to treatment, combining multiple specialists from a variety of disciplines into one team that develops a tailored, individual treatment plan for each patient.