Reshma Jagsi, acting professor and chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine, is among the Emory faculty who have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). A radiation oncologist specializing in the care of patients with breast cancer and a bioethicist, she has been elected for her efforts in “reframing gender disparities as an ethical issue, leading institutions, funders, and professional societies to change their policies.” An internationally recognized clinical trialist and health services researcher, her medical research is funded by the National Institute of Health and focuses on improving the quality of care received by patients with breast cancer by advancing the ways in which breast cancer is treated with radiation and also by advancing the understanding of patient decision-making, cost, and access to appropriate care.
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