Shakira Grant, MBBS is a Geriatric Hematologist-Oncologist focused on examining older adults’ health outcomes with hematological malignancies. Her research aims to better characterize the functional age of adults with these conditions through the use of geriatric assessment tools. Additionally, she focuses on identifying the age-related factors most susceptible to decline throughout cancer treatments. This knowledge would then allow for the development of person-centered treatment plans and interventions to manage older adults with cancer. Dr. Grant is a 2020 scholar of the National Institute on Aging’s Butler Williams Scholar program. She is a member of many national societies, including the American Geriatrics Society, American Society of Hematology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the International Society of Geriatric Oncology. As a Cancer and Aging Research Group member, a national organization led by experts in aging and cancer research and clinical care, she has collaborated on various projects. In her spare time she enjoys kickboxing, boxing, hiking and travelling.
Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology, Geriatrics, UNC-Chapel Hill