TROY’s Rosa Parks Museum to present free Breast Cancer Awareness Forum on Oct. 27

The free forum will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 27.

The free forum will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 27.

Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum seeks to raise awareness about breast cancer and the importance of early detection during a free forum on Oct. 27.

The forum, which will run from 10 a.m. to noon, will cover topics such as the importance of early detection and diagnosis, support during treatment and beyond, and how to support a loved one or co-worker who is facing a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Free breast health guides will be available.

“According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 1 in 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime,” said McKenzie Walker, the museum’s Education Coordinator and Curator. “The Rosa Parks Museum is committed to spreading awareness of women’s health, including breast cancer.” 

The forum will feature keynote speaker Dr. Katelin Holmes, a breast cancer specialist.

Dr. Katelin Holmes

Dr. Holmes, who is board certified in general surgery, received her medical degree with honors from the University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her General Surgery Internship at Medical City Fort Worth Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas and completed her General Surgery Residency at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in Houston.

Dr. Holmes also completed specialty rotations within breast surgery during her residency training at MD Anderson in Houston, Texas and the West Clinic in Memphis, Tennessee. Upon graduation of residency, she pursued specialty fellowship training in Breast Surgical Oncology in a Society of Surgical Oncology-accredited fellowship through the OhioHealth Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio.

A Sigma Sigma Phi Honors Graduate, Dr. Holmes was also the recipient of the Dean’s Award for her graduating medical school class at Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine. During her internship year of residency, she received the honor of Intern of the Year for all graduate medical education programs.

Dr. Holmes’s surgical interests include the treatment of breast cancer with hidden scar surgical techniques, sentinel lymph node biopsy, reverse axillary lymphatic mapping, oncoplastic breast surgery, skin sparing mastectomy, nipple sparing mastectomy, prophylactic/risk reduction mastectomy, and male breast cancer. Additionally, her clinical interests include benign diseases of the breast, breastfeeding medicine, breast cancer survivorship, and breast cancer genetic predisposition/high risk screening.

For additional information, contact Walker at or by phone at 334-241-9541.