Director, Center for Global Health, Physician & Research Scientist, University of Chicago
Olufunmilayo(Fumi) Olopade, MD is aNigerian-bornand raised expert in cancer risk assessment and individualized treatment for the most aggressive forms of breast cancer. Olopade has excelled at integrating research into patient care at the University of Chicago Medicine since 1987, with a focus on risk reduction, early detection and prevention in high-risk populations. She helped develop treatments for young women, including women of African ancestry, that are significantly more effective with less side effects. She also serves as the Director of the University of Chicago’s Centerfor GlobalHealth (CHG) which connects university students and faculty to a variety of globalhealth-related opportunities. CGH sponsors seminars, workshops, and lectures that relate to globalhealth topics, and advocates for increased course offerings on related subject matter.
A recipient early in her career of a MacArthur Fellowship, she has been honored by the National Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. She served on the board of directors for the American Board of Internal Medicine, the National Cancer Advisory Board, and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. She currently serves on the boards of Lyric Opera, the MacArthur Foundation, and two Chicago-based companies in healthcare, CancerIQ and Tempus.