Dr. Karen Lamp, assistant medical director for the Venice Family Clinic, has been honored for her work in women’s health by the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

The honor was announced during October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

“The Komen Foundation fills the crucial gaps in our program,” Lamp said. “With their support, our patients receive mammography, biopsy and surgery if needed.”

The Venice Family Clinic receives funding from the Komen Foundation for clinic breast cancer treatment programs.

Established in 1982, the Komen Foundation provides grant funding to support innovative breast cancer research and outreach programs throughout the world.

Lamp has worked at the Venice Family Clinic for 16 years.

In addition to her work as assistant medical director, she is clinical director for the Venice Family Clinic Women’s Health Programs, which includes prenatal, family planning and women’s cancer detection services; clinic liaison with the UCLA Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program; staff member for the clinic’s Teen Clinic based at Santa Monica High School; and site director for the clinic’s Pico Health Center based in Santa Monica.

The Venice Family Clinic is the largest free clinic in the United States and provides services for 20,000 men, women and children who are without private health insurance. The clinic operates seven sites throughout the Westside.

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