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  • Edward Partridge M.D.
    Professor, OB/GYN
    UAB Acting Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center


    Contact Information

    UAB Comprehsive Cancer Center
    Birmingham, Alabama, GA

    Phone: (205) 934-4986
    Email: pakers@uabmc.edu

    Biography
    Dr. Partridge is Director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is also Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Gynecologic Oncology at UAB. Dr. Partridge is PI of the NCI-funded Deep South Network for Cancer Control, which trains community men and women as Community Health Advisors and Research Partners in an effort to increase cancer awareness in African-American communities in Alabama and Mississippi; PI of the NCI-funded Morehouse School of Medicine/Tuskegee University/UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Partnership whose goal is to establish a sustainable partnership to eliminate cancer health disparities. The Program has a strong career development and research training program, which helps develop minority investigators into competitive scientists and also helps direct majority investigators into cancer disparity research. A community outreach program is also a component of the partnership and at UAB this component has trained and utilizes patient navigators to overcome the barriers to clinical research participation that many underserved individuals face. He is co-investigator on the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian Cancer Trial investigating screening methodologies for multiple cancers with special emphasis on minority population recruitment.