Connie Sorrell

Connie Sorrell is the Associate Director for Community Outreach and Education.  During her 25 year tenure, she has collaborated with the National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Morehouse University, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, University of Illinois at Chicago, Moffitt Cancer Center, Dartmouth University, and others to develop innovative cancer prevention and control programs for Kentucky.  Today under her leadership, the James Graham Brown Cancer Center is recognized as a leader in cancer screening and early detection, cancer health disparities, and professional education.  Most recently, she and her colleagues at the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky were awarded an $8 million research grant for professional education to improve lung cancer care in the Commonwealth.

Connie also directs the Kentucky Cancer Program, the state mandated cancer control program, which is jointly administered by the James Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville and the Markey Cancer Center, University of Kentucky.  She represents the Cancer Center on governor appointed boards including the Kentucky Breast Cancer Advisory Committee, the Kentucky Colon Cancer Advisory Committee, and the Kentucky Breast Cancer Research and Education Trust Fund Board.  Connie has forged partnerships with Kentucky First Ladies for over two decades for signature initiatives like the Governor’s Task Force on Breast Cancer and Horses and Hope, and recently announced an exciting endeavor in 2015 with Jane Beshear for a new cancer screening van for the James Graham Brown Cancer Center.  Connie earned a Masters in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Connie also helps guide community programs by serving on the Louisville Metro Board of Health, boards of non-profit groups like the Kentucky Colon Cancer Prevention Project and the Kentucky Prostate Cancer Coalition and served on the founding boards of Gilda’s Club of Louisville and the Louisville Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.