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Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina Names Jeffrey Clarke, MD to Board
April 4, 2019 RALEIGH, N.C. - The Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina, is pleased to welcome Jeffrey Clarke, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Duke University Medical Center and Duke Cancer Institute to serve on the board of directors of the state’s leading nonprofit organization supporting lung cancer research and education.
“Dr. Clarke is an emerging leader in the field of lung cancer research,” said Amy Cipau, president of Lung Cancer Initiative. “We have been fortunate to have worked with him through several fellowship grants, and his passion and enthusiasm for new developments in the field and his genuine commitment to making a difference for his patients is very inspiring.”
In 2015, Dr. Clarke was the recipient of a fellowship grant from LCI to study the immune system in patients that have had their tumors surgically removed. Two years later, Dr. Clarke and his partner, Jennifer Freedman, PhD received a larger grant from LCI and the V Foundation for Cancer Research focused on health disparities in lung cancer.
“I am honored and thrilled for the opportunity to join the Board of Directors for the Lung Cancer Initiative! As a lung cancer physician, I have seen first-hand the impact of LCI on cancer care and research in North Carolina. Also, one of my favorite events each year is the LCI 5K race in Raleigh, which is an immensely inspiring day for me where I get to see so many wonderful patients and their families. I am excited to now help contribute further to the mission of supporting patient access, provider and patient education, and funding critically important research,” said Dr. Clarke.
Dr. Clarke received his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed his residency and fellowship at Duke University School of Medicine. A Pittsburgh native, Dr. Clarke lives in Durham with his wife Shannon, his four-year-old son Harrison and his sixteen-month-old son Elliott.
About The Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina
The Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina specializes in connecting patients, survivors and loved ones with the medical and research community. The mission is to save lives and provide support to those affected by lung cancer through research, awareness, education and access programs across North Carolina.
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