University of Alabama at Birmingham Scholar Honored for Her Work to Eliminate Cervical Cancer

Isabel Scarinci, vice chair of Global and Rural Health for the department of obstetrics and gynecology and senior adviser for globalization and cancer with the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, is the inaugural winner of the Trailblazer Award from TogetHER for Health.

TogetHER for Health is a global partnership igniting the movement to end cervical cancer everywhere around the world. The mission is to drive awareness, support catalytic programs, and fight for the political and financial resources needed to end this disease.

“I am honored to receive this award from such a committed organization that has done so much in the world toward the elimination of cervical cancer as a public health problem, and thrilled that they have partnered with us to wipe out cervical cancer in our home state of Alabama,” Dr. Scarinci said.

Dr. Scarinci is a graduate of the State University of Londrina in Brazil, where she majored in psychology. She holds a master of public health degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Louisiana State University.

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