CAU Cancer Research Center Honored for Excellence in Research, Outreach and Instruction
Clark Atlanta University’s Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development (CCRTD) Sept. 19 was awarded a proclamation from the Atlanta City Council for its excellence in research, outreach and instruction. The presentation was made during National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. The only HBCU member of the Georgia Research Alliance and the nation’s largest research center devoted to the study of prostate cancer in the African-American community, CCRTD continues to advance the search for a cure to the disease, which has a 65 percent higher incidence among African-American men and a mortality rate among African-American men that is double that of Caucasian men.
Eminent Scholar and CCRTD Scientific Director Dr. Shafiq Khan (center, holding plaque) accepted the award on behalf of the center’s 43-member team, and Joseph H. Silver Sr., provost and vice president for Academic Affairs spoke on the University’s behalf. Atlanta City Councilman Michael Julian Bond presented the proclamation and Councilman and Alumnus C.T. Martin, along with former CAU administrator Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley, shared remarks on the urgency and importance of the Center’s work. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Council President Ceasar Mitchell joined in a photo following the presentation.
From left to right are: Councilwoman Natalyn Archibong; Councilwoman Carla Smith; Councilman Ivory Lee Young; Councilman Kwanza Hall; Councilman Michael Julian Bond; Joseph H. Silver Sr., Ph.D.; Shafiq Khan, Ph.D.; Councilwoman Felicia Moore; CCRTD Administrator Priscilla Bakari; CCRTD Outreach Director Kimberly E. Davis, Ph.D.; Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed; Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley; Councilman C.T. Martin; Council President Ceasar C. Mitchell; Councilwoman Yolanda Adrean; Councilwoman Joyce Shepherd, Councilwoman Keisha Bottoms; and Councilman Alex Wan.