August 17, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Dr. Davis is an Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the School of Pharmacy at Hampton University, where she conducts cancer research. More specifically her research focuses on increasing the effectiveness of breast cancer chemotherapy while at the same time reducing the negative side effects associated with therapy. Dr. Davis also has a general interest in the areas of minority and women’s health. Her long term goal is to perform cutting edge research at Hampton University centered on developing optimal chemotherapeutic treatments and reducing health disparities among women and minorities.

Dr. Davis has published her research in several peer-reviewed journals, including Anticancer Research and Cellular and Molecular Biology. She has also presented at numerous national and international scientific meetings. Dr. Davis currently serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Best Practices in Health Professions Diversity: Research, Education and Policy, a newly created magazine which focuses on the education and professional development of diverse students in health careers.

Dr. Davis earned her Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Howard University, and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from North Carolina A&T State University. In February 2007, Dr. Davis was named by Ebony magazine as one of their “30 Leaders of the Future”.

She will be working with Tigerlily Foundation as a resource, providing updates on new breast cancer research initiatives and studies.

About Tigerlily Foundation

The mission of Tigerlily is as follows:
• To promote consciousness and connection between women around the world.
• To promote breast cancer awareness, education and empowerment. Tigerlily’s goal is to save as many lives as possible by educating every woman, man and child, because breast cancer affects all of us.
• To empower women to live consciously, aware of the unique and amazing power each of us holds because we exist.
• To promote ferociously fearless females.

Tigerlily’s programs provide chemotherapy buddy support, group meetings for survivors, raise funds for people in need of financial aid, offer beauty and pampering services to women undergoing treatment and is dedicated to providing breast cancer support to the women of Liberia, as well as women around the world. We are also particularly dedicated to helping those in underserved communities and minorities.

According to the National Cancer Institute, this year, 1 in four women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Breast cancer is a disease that affects every man, woman and child. Get involved. Visit www.tigerlilyfoundation.org today to learn about our programs and services.

Contact: Maimah Karmo, President/Founder
Tigerlily Foundation
11654 Plaza America Drive, #725, Reston, VA 20190
(703) 869-9462