Levi S. Downs, Jr, MD, MS

DownsDr. Downs, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health and Director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology. He is the Co-Lead of the Women’s Cancer Program at the Masonic Cancer Center, University Of Minnesota.

Dr. Downs received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He did his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Magee-Women’s Hospital at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Downs completed a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at the University of Minnesota and has a Master of Science degree in clinical research from the University Of Minnesota School of Public Health.

Dr. Downs has served as principal investigator for numerous clinical trials investigating ovarian and cervical cancers, chemotherapy, and therapeutic and preventive approaches to HPV related diseases. Among his many awards, Dr. Downs was recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Harold Amos Faculty Development Award. Dr. Downs is a member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists and the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, as well as a fellow of The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Spotlight

Check out this aWomensheath.com page on gynecologic cancers, featuring an article by Dr. Linda Duska and important facts about the various types.

Awareness

This year’s GCAM awareness is focused on the important link between obesity and endometrial cancer. Check out the new toolkit to learn more.

Research

The Foundation for Women’s Cancer is pleased to share its 2014-2015 Research Grants and Awards booklet. The booklet describes the prizes and the application process. Prize applications are due on October 8, 2014.

Education

The next Gynecologic Cancer Survivors Course will be Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 in Baltimore, Md. For more information on educational events and courses, click here.