News Release

February 13, 2007

Contact: Carolyn Pennington, 860-679-4864

Medical Oncologist Joins UConn Health Center

FARMINGTON, CONN. – Richard Everson, M.D., M.P.H., has joined the Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Connecticut Health Center as Deputy Director for Cancer Control. Dr. Everson is a medical oncologist who will see patients in the cancer center and will continue to pursue his research interests in molecular epidemiology, cancer risk assessment and cancer prevention. “This is an exciting time in cancer prevention,” says Dr. Everson. “One of my goals is to educate the public about some recent major advances like the world’s first vaccine against cervical cancer and the new drug for smoking cessation, which may decrease lung cancer deaths in the future.”

Dr. Everson joins the UConn Health Center from the Hudson-Webber Cancer Research Center in Detroit and the Karmanos Cancer Institute where he was a professor of medicine and part of the multidisciplinary teams for breast cancer and GI oncology.

Dr. Everson received his medical degree at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and completed an internal medicine residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He also completed a medical internship at Stanford University Medical Center and a fellowship in medical oncology at the Medicine branch of the National Cancer Institute. He is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology. In addition, Dr. Everson completed a Masters of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with an emphasis on epidemiology. He served as captain of the U.S. Public Health Service, conducting research for the National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and other federal agencies. Dr. Everson has also authored more than 100 research articles and abstracts.

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