The Memphis and Shelby County HPV Cancer Prevention Roundtable is a collaboration of healthcare, community, and advocacy partners with a mission to measurably increase HPV vaccination coverage in Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee.  The Roundtable grew out of concern for increased diagnoses of preventable cervical cancers by oncologist Dr. Michael Ulm at West Cancer Center. After a meeting of local HPV partners to address these concerns, the formal Roundtable was established in 2021. 

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Our guiding principles are:

  • To engage collectively as a collaborative of local allies and partners to increase HPV vaccination coverage
  • Work together to increase HPV and HPV vaccination awareness and education to increase HPV vaccination coverage
  • Build the capacity of Roundtable members to extend the reach of efforts to increase HPV vaccination coverage.

Membership in the Roundtable is extended to individuals and organizations interested in supporting our mission and guiding principles.  The Executive Committee is the Roundtable’s governing body that supports the mission, determines the scope of activities, and helps in membership growth.  The Planning Committee works on establishing programmatic activities, including the annual Roundtable.

The Memphis and Shelby County HPV Cancer Prevention Roundtable invites you to become a member.

Coming Events

The 3Cs: Motivational Interviewing for Adolescent Vaccinations

This roundtable training experience is presented with Unity Consortium, and will showcase the newly-updated 3Cs program as well as help you develop skills to improve adolescent vaccination coverage. 

Date: Monday, September 18, 2023
Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm CT
Location: Methodist Le Bonheur Community Outreach
                 600 Jefferson Ave.
                 First-floor auditorium        

Questions? Email  PreventHPV@stjude.org

3RD Annual BBQ, Blues, HPV Vaccination & YOU

Join us for the 3rd Annual BBQ, Blues, HPV Vaccination & You  roundtable event! 

Learn from experts about emerging data, resources, and strategies to improve HPV vaccination coverage.

Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Time: 8:30 am-3:30 pm
Location:  Memphis Botanic Garden
                   750 Cherry Rd.
                   Memphis, TN, 38117

Questions? Email PreventHPV@stjude.org


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Michelle Bowden , MD
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

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Vice Chair
Fedoria Rugless, PhD 
Memphis, TN

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General Representative
Felicia Williams, MHA 
Shelby County Health Department
Memphis, TN

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General Representative
Naloni Howard, MBA
Chattanooga, TN

Planning committee

  • Leanne Alexander
  • Jennifer Berger
  • Michelle Bowden
  • Benita Carney
  • Robert Clark
  • Seok Won Jin
  • JR Sanders
  • Andrea Stubbs
  • Michael Ulm
  • Michelle Whitlock
  • Felicia Williams
  • Rana Zakaria

Contact us

Contact us at PreventHPV@stjude.org with any questions.

Scenes from the 2022 Annual Meeting