Breast cancer researcher speaks on awareness


CW File

Camille Studebaker

The lecture is a part of a series of four lightning talks that Rodgers Library for Science and Engineering is holding for students, faculty and staff to learn more about high-interest
topics. It will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the library’s lobby.

WHAT: “Breast Cancer Awareness and Survival: A Personal Journey through Research” lecture.

WHO: The lecture, given by assistant professor Dr. Mary Ann Kelley, is open to all students, faculty and staff.

WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 2 p.m.

WHERE: Rodgers Library for Science and Engineering lobby

Kelley, who is an assistant 
professor in the Capstone College of Nursing, has been working in 
nursing for over 25 years and 
teaching for over 20. One of her research interests is early detection
of breast cancer, according to Capstone College of Nursing’s website, and she was recently 
published in the Southern Online Journal of Nursing Research with an article entitled “Recruitment of African American Women for Research on Breast Cancer Early Detection: Using Culturally Appropriate Interventions.”

Kelley’s upcoming lecture on breast cancer research will look to raise awareness since breast cancer has far-reaching impacts.

According to, there were more than 2.8 million women in the U.S. in 2016 that had a history of breast cancer. 
That number includes both women who have finished and are 
in treatment.