Breast Cancer Webinar - Prevention and Screening

Breast cancer is the most diagnosed cancer among women in Louisiana.  This online webinar teaches about the importance of regular mammograms, early detection and diagnosis of breast cancer and how to enroll in a free clinical trial comparing 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional mammograms. Tobacco usage greatly increases a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer.

• Smoking as a breast cancer risk

• Current state of breast cancer & screening in our community.

• 2D vs 3D mammograms

• TMIST clinical trial explanation and info

• Bringing TMIST into the community

• Tobacco-free resources


• LSU Health New Orleans Radiologist Brooke Morrell, Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology, Academic Director, Breast Imaging Section, Program Director, Breast Imaging Fellowship, SUB-Investigator, TMIST

• LSU Health New Orleans Radiologist  Mignonne Morrell, Associate Professor Radiology, Clinical Director, Breast Imaging Section Program Director, Radiology Residency Principal Investigator, TMIST

• LaKeisha Williams, Pharm.D., R.Ph, Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Clinical and Administrative Sciences at Xavier University of Louisiana

• Moderated by Earl Benjamin-Robinson, DrHSc, Director, The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-free Living


Earl Benjamin-Robinson, DrHSc, CPH

Director, Tobacco Control & Prevention & Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco Free Living

Earl "Nupsius" Benjamin-Robinson, DrHSC, CPH, is a health equity expert, board-certified as a public health practitioner - National Board of Public Health Examiners, and a 20-year public health professional. He is LPHI's Director of Tobacco Prevention and Control & Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living. From 2019 to 2021, Nupsius was the inaugural director of the Louisiana Department of Health’s newly created Office of Community Partnerships & Health Equity (now a Bureau) and led the development of Louisiana’s first health equity plan. He was appointed by Louisiana's Governor - John Bel Edwards, to serve as an executive committee member of Louisiana’s COVID-19 Health Equity Taskforce and is on the National Committee for Quality Assurance's Health Equity Advisory Committee.

Lastly, he is adjunct faculty teaching in Xavier University at Louisiana’s Department of Public Health Sciences, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses and has adjunct at Tulane University's School of Public Health.

Mignonne Morrell, MD

Associate Professor Radiology, LSU Health Clinical Director, Breast Imaging Section Program Director, Radiology Residency Principal Investigator, TMIST

Dr. Mignonne Morrell is an Associate Clinical Professor of Radiology at LSU specializing in Breast Imaging. She is currently the Diagnostic Radiology Program Director and has served as the Clinical Director for Breast Imaging for the past 8 years. Born and raised in New Orleans, she completed the entirety of her medical training here at LSUHSC, including a fellowship in Women's Imaging. Dr. Morrell is excited to be a part of the Breast Care team at UMCNO which provides excellent care for patients in and around the home city she loves.

Brooke Morrell, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology, LSU Health Academic Director, Breast Imaging Section

Program Director, Breast Imaging Fellowship SUB-Investigator, TMIST

Dr. Brooke Louisa Morrell is a board-certified Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans (LSUHSC-NO) where she serves in various leadership roles including Program Director of LSUHSC-NO Women’s and Breast Imaging Fellowship and Academic Director of LSUHSC-NO Breast Imaging Section. She completed her M.D. at Meharry Medical College, radiology residency at LSUHSC-NO, and a Breast Imaging Fellowship at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine- Chicago. As Dr. Morrell can never stay away from New Orleans for too long, she returned home after training putting her clinical expertise to work serving the women of her community.

LaKeisha Williams, PharmD., RPh

Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Clinical and Administrative Sciences, Xavier University of Louisiana is currently a Clinical Associate Professor in the College of Pharmacy at Xavier University of Louisiana, and serves as the Director of Community Engagement and Outreach for the Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities Research and Education, as well as the Director for the Community Engagement and Outreach Core for the NIH funded Research Centers in Minority Institutions. Dr. Williams serves as an advisor, mentor, and preceptor to pharmacy students and residents in the College of Pharmacy, and instructor to students in the Physician Assistant Program, both at Xavier University of Louisiana. She enjoys teaching and educating about health disparities, women’s and men’s health, and public health, both in the classroom and in the community. In addition, she serves as a clinical pharmacist and maintains a pharmacy practice site at an outpatient ambulatory care clinic with a focus on medication and chronic disease state management, serving the underserved and uninsured. Dr. Williams also engages in clinical and community participatory research, and community outreach that focuses on the development of interventions to improve medication adherence and mitigate sex and racial health disparities among elderly and vulnerable populations with chronic conditions, including hypertension, diabetes, cancer and women’s/men’s health.

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