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Padma Uppala, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Public Health
School of Public Health
Presentations    Research Presentations -- National
  • Invited as a speaker and mentor for the 2008 National Minorities in Cancer Research professional advancement Round table entitled “Navigating the Road to a Successful Career in Cancer Research.” ( 4/2008 )
  • Padma T Uppala. "Breast cancer biomarkers in African American women." Weekly meeting of physicians. Kaiser Permanente Hospital ( 7/2004 )
  Presentations given to non-academic audiences
  • Seminar in Lifestyle  Medicine; Cancer, Diabetes, Exercise, & Spirituality and Health-Texas, 2014 ( 3/2014 )
  • Breast cancer clinical trial education presentation -Speak-Out 4 Breast Cancer Awareness- News media artilce in (Precinctreporter, Westsidetrory Newspaper, Blackvoices Newspaper and IVNews) ( 10/2009 )
      07:42 PM PST on Wednesday, January 23, 2008   By PADMA TADI-UPPALA   I meet women at one of the worst times of their lives. As a breast cancer researcher, I''''''''''''''''m usually the second person they see after they have been diagnosed with the disease. For the science, it''''''''''''''''s crucial to take a blood sample before treatment begins. These women face a fight for their lives, a fight far too many lose -- 4,165 last year in California alone. This doesn''''''''''''''''t need to be the case. The reality today is that the difference between life and death often depends on when a patient is diagnosed. Doctors preach the importance of self-examinations, annual breast exams and mammograms for a reason -- the earlier a woman detects breast cancer, the more likely she is to survive. The purpose of the presentation was to raise breast cancer awareness and funding to help every women in the Inland Empire. The Komen Community Challenge was launched in California this month to raise awareness of these unnecessary disparities and to call on our state leaders to close these gaps. Lawmakers should appropriate an additional $12 million to the Every Woman Counts program for fiscal year 2009. This funding will help ensure that no eligible woman seeking care is ever turned away.