Media Mentions


August 2017: Dr. Funmi Olopade is named the 2017 recipient of the Mendel Medal.

June 2017:  Huo and Olopade's work on cancer genomics and disparities is featured in an article on the National Cancer Institute's website.

May 2017: Drs. Dezheng Huo and Funmi Olopade discuss their most recent findings about differences discovered in genes and in breast cancer tumors in black women and white women. To read more, please click here.

April 2017: Dr. Funmi Olopade joins the team of Komen Scholars.  To read more, click here.

March 2017: ChicagoInno quotes Dr. Funmi Olopade in article about Tempus and The University of Chicago's partnership to fight breast cancer.  Click here to read the full article.

March 2017: The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) names Dr. Funmi Olopade as the recipient of its 2017 Humanitarian Award.  To read more about this award, please click here.

March 2017: Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics staff and University of Chicago students attended the Chicago Council on Global Affairs' 2017 Global Health Symposium, where Dr. Funmi Olopade spoke about innovation and health equity.  Click here to view photos from the event.

March 2017: Dr. Funmi Olopade is honored as an one of Chicago Woman's International Women Leaders.  For more information and photos from the event, please click here.

March 2017: Dr. Funmi Olopade speaks about challenges in communicating science and facts on panel at American Academy of Arts and Sciences event.  Click here to read more.

February 2017: Genetic counselor Jessica Stoll explains the importance and role of genetic counseling in helping patients determine cancer risk and develop prevention plans.  Click here to read more.


December 2016:  Pediatric genetic counselor Melody Perpich discusses talking to children about cancer risk and hereditary cancer-related genes in Cancer Today.  Click here to read more.

October 2016:  Dr. Funmi Olopade discusses the importance of eliminating disparities in breast cancer with Allure magazine. Click here to read more.

July 2016:  The New York Times  quotes Dr. Funmi Olopade as she discusses the importance of studying genetic risk factors for breast cancer, particularly for black women.  Click here to read more.


December 2015: Dr. Jane Churpek discusses latest research findings on therapy-related leukemia in breast cancer survivors.  Click here to read more.

March 2015: Dr. Sonia Kupfer discusses colorectal cancer screening and prevention as part of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month with Bill and Wendy on WGN Radio.  Click here to hear what she has to say.