Years active at Yale: 1981- present
Dr. Silber is being recognized for excellence in clinical medicine and in promoting women’s health and the care of underserved minorities. Dr. Silber came to Yale in 1981. She started the Sister-to-Sister program, which employed culturally sensitive outreach to increase breast cancer screening for minorities. This work was recognized with an award from the Susan G. Komen foundation. She continues to address cancer health inequity, most recently with the N OWN IT! program (Oncologists Welcome New Haven into Trials), which promotes community engagement in clinical trials as a strategy to improve cancer outcomes for minorities. She is the recipient of the Connecticut Cancer Partnership Cancer Champion Award, the Women of Strength Award from the Get In Touch Foundation, the Physician of the Year award from Business New Haven, the Lane Adams Quality of Life Award and the Cover Girl Women at Their Best Award.