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PECaD’s Manshack Appointed to New ACS Board of Directors

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Lindsey Manshack, MPH

Lindsey Manshack, MPH, a member of Siteman Cancer Center’s Program for the Elimination of Cancer Disparities (PECaD), has been appointed to the American Cancer Society (ACS) Missouri Area Board of Directors. In this newly created position, Manshack will work with four other ACS board members to reduce cancer disparities in the Missouri region through creating awareness, fundraising and strategic planning around cancer risk reduction and disparities. Her appointment runs through 2021.

Manshack, who works as a public health research coordinator at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, spends time working with underserved populations to help inform them of cancer prevention strategies and increasing screening opportunities. Recently, Manshack helped lead efforts to increase mammography screening for American Indian women. She is an enrolled member of the Choctaw-Apache Tribe of Ebarb and a Gates Millennium Scholar.
“Lindsey brings great passion to her research and advocacy for the wellbeing of St. Louis community and the American Indian community,” said Aimee James, PhD, MPH, associate professor of surgery at Washington University School of Medicine, and prevention and control research program co-leader for Siteman Cancer Center. “In this role with the American Cancer Society, she brings passion, knowledge and heart.”
PECaD, a National Institutes of Health- and Siteman Cancer Center-funded program, is a national model for eliminating local and regional disparities in cancer education, prevention and treatment. PECaD focuses on strengthening capacity to reduce cancer disparities by working with community organizations, cancer survivors, clinicians, researchers and advocates to enhance education and awareness about cancer risk, prevention, community resources and care centers. The program conducts quality-improvement initiatives and research at Washington University School of Medicine and Siteman Cancer Center, and in the St. Louis community to understand and advance ideas that will eliminate disparities. PECaD works across the region, including the St. Louis metro area, southern and central Illinois and southeast Missouri.