Edith Mitchell, a retired Brigadier General in the United States Air Force and accomplished oncologist, held the positions of Clinical Professor of Medicine and Medical Oncology at Thomas Jefferson University. In 2015, she served as the President of the National Medical Association and was a dedicated board member of the International Myeloma Foundation, contributing significantly to cancer research and treatment.
Unexpectedly, on January 21, 2024, Edith Mitchell passed away at the age of 70. Throughout her remarkable career, she served as a Clinical Professor at Thomas Jefferson University, Director of the Center to Eliminate Cancer Disparities, and Associate Director for Diversity Affairs at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center.
Beyond her academic roles, Mitchell was a former President of the National Medical Association and received numerous awards for her exceptional contributions to medicine and science. A trailblazer and mentor, she inspired many aspiring physicians and researchers, particularly those from underrepresented backgrounds.
Edith Mitchell is survived by her husband, Delmar Mitchell, her son, Delmar Mitchell Jr., her daughter-in-law, Dr. Nicole Mitchell, and her granddaughter, Nia Mitchell. A funeral service to commemorate her life will take place on January 29, 2024, at the Bright Hope Baptist Church in Philadelphia.
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