Dr. Robert A. Winn

Director of VCU Massey Cancer Center to talk about COVID -19 and cancer prevention.

LAWRENCEVILLE - Dr. Robert A. Winn, Director of the VCU Massey Cancer Center in Richmond, will be speaking on Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 2 locations in Brunswick County. Join him at 10 a.m. at Tabernacle of Zion, 602 South Hicks Street, Lawrenceville, Virginia and at 12 p.m. at Lake Gaston Christian Life Centre. 1411 Robinson Ferry Road, Ebony, Virginia.

This program is an extension of an ongoing community effort to increase awareness of the COVID-19 pandemic and knowledge surrounding the vaccines currently available to provide immunity to the virus. We want to encourage out citizens to make an informed decision regarding vaccinations. This program will give you a chance to ask questions and get more information about COVID-19 and knowledge surrounding cancer prevention. Make Plans now to attend one of these two informative sessions.

Dr. Winn is an accomplished physician-scientist, dynamic speaker and a champion of the “bench to community” model in underserved communities. For over a decade, Dr. Winn has worked tirelessly to bridge the gap between basic science and community-based health care. As director of VCU Massey Cancer Center in Richmond, Virginia, Dr. Winn oversees a cancer center designated by the National Cancer Institute that provides advanced cancer care, conducts groundbreaking research to discover new therapies for cancer, offers high-quality education and training and engages with the community to make advancements in cancer treatment and prevention equally available to all. In addition to directing the activities of Massey’s 250-plus research members – scientist and physicians from 39 departments in nine colleges and schools at VCU – Winn is a pulmonologist and manages a research laboratory at VCU. In addition to being the Director of VCU Massey Cancer Center he is the Lipman Chair in Oncology, VCU Massey Cancer Center Senior associate dean for cancer innovation and professor of pulmonary disease and critical care medicine, VCU School of Medicine.

Dr. Winn holds a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and an M.D. from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor. . He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago and a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver.

The 10a.m. program can be viewed live on The Tabernacle of Zion Church’s Facebook page.