Our research program centers on cancer control, clinical trials participation promotion, management of sequelae cancer and cancer treatment, and increasing the pipeline of underrepresented students in science/medicine.Research TopicsCancerClinical ResearchClinical Trials Current Project TitlesMedical Students, Cancer Control and the Deaf Community (Sadler, PI)Deaf Community Cancer Information Diffusion Strategies (Sadler, PI)Breast Cancer Clinical Trials Education Program (Sadler, PI)Specialized Cancer Center Support Grant: Senior Leaders (Carson, PI)Specialized Cancer Center Support Grant: CURE Supplement (Carson, PI)UCSD Comprehensive Research Center in Health Disparities (Export) (Daley, PI)Bridges to the Baccalaureate at San Diego Mesa College (Alexander, PI)Comprehensive SDSU-UCSD Cancer Center Partnership (Navarro, PI)New Strategies for Reducing Cancer Disparities in the Deaf Community (Sadler, PI)Creating Scientists to Address Health Disparities (Sadler, PI)Clinical Trials Education for Hispanics (Sadler, PI)San Diego Clinical and Translational Research Institute (Firestein, PI)Profile
Georgia Robins Sadler, PhD, is responsible for leading the research and service activities of UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center’s Community Outreach Program. Dr. Sadler assumed the role of Associate Director for Community Outreach in 1994 after serving as the associate director for administration. She is a health advisor to several of the region’s politicians on clinical trials, cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment issues, and can provide the Moores Cancer Center director with an insider’s view of many bills pending legislative action. She created a program focused on promoting community awareness of cancer prevention and early detection, clinical trials accrual and palliation.
Dr. Sadler holds, or has held, many key voluntary leadership positions which enrich Moores Cancer Center’s relationships regionally, as well as statewide. These current and recent past board memberships include: the San Diego and Imperial Counties Breast Cancer Early Detection Partnership (and past chairperson); the San Diego affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation; American Melanoma Foundation; WellStart International Board; the California Institute for Health Systems Performance; the American Cancer Society (ACS)’s Statewide Prostate Cancer Initiative; and the HomeCare Board of Advisors.
She is also a member of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation’s Clinical Trials Initiative Advisory Group on increasing minority accrual to clinical trials, the local ACS Prostate Cancer Awareness chairperson, the Thriver’s Network Advisory Board, the Southwest Regional Community Advisory Board, and the San Diego ACS Furthering Volunteer Leadership Team. In 1998, Dr. Sadler was named a “Woman of Achievement” and a “Women Together” recipient. In 1999, she was named a “Biotech Superstar,” a Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation “Local Hero” and received the “Balance Award” by Women Who Mean Business. In 2000, she was named a “Woman of Dedication,” in recognition of her extraordinary commitment to the community and her accomplishments in improving its well being.
The Community Outreach Program she leads received the UC San Diego 1999 Diversity Award for helping the institution to achieve diversity both inside and outside of the campus. In 1999, Dr. Sadler was named “Woman of the Year” for the 78th District by the California Legislative Woman’s Caucus and has been frequently called upon to testify before the State legislature on bills related to clinical trials access and breast cancer early detection and treatment.
Dr. Sadler’s experiences gained as a bedside nurse, combined with her MBA in Health Care Administration from Wharton Graduate School, gives her valuable insights into Moores Cancer Center’s operation. Her experiences and expertise range from physician education and quality assurance programs to public health education programs. As an indication of her nationally recognized expertise, Dr. Sadler is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Cancer Education and a reviewer for other journals.