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Summerford Named to UAB Cancer Center Advisory Board


Birmingham, AL – November 16, 2011Ralph Q. Summerford, president of Forensic Strategic Solutions, Inc., has been selected as a member of the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Comprehensive Cancer Center Advisory Board.

The Advisory Board is a volunteer group of community leaders who raise funds to provide patient amenities and increase awareness of the Comprehensive Cancer Center. Most members of the Advisory Board have been touched by cancer in their own lives.

“All of us have friends or family members who have been impacted by cancer,” Summerford said. “My own father died of cancer and my mother, who has now passed away, was a cancer survivor. It is very important for me to be able to do what I can to help others whose lives are being impacted by the disease.”

Since the board’s inception in 1984, it has raised more than $12 million for the center.

“We are pleased and honored to welcome passionate individuals like Ralph to our Board,” said Edward Partridge, M.D., director of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. “Ralph brings unique talents, strengths, and experiences to the table. We are grateful for his commitment and dedication to the Cancer Center by encouraging others to become involved and contribute to advancing scientific research and understanding of the disease.”

The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center is among the 40 cancer centers in the nation to meet the stringent criteria for the National Cancer Institute’s comprehensive designation. The center is a leader in groundbreaking research, reducing cancer disparities and leading-edge patient care.

About Ralph Summerford
Ralph Q. Summerford is the President of Forensic Strategic Solutions, Inc., formerly Summerford Accountancy, PC. Summerford works closely with both plaintiff and defense attorneys; corporate boards and audit committees; bankruptcy trustees and creditors’ committees; insurance company special investigation units; government inspector generals; and governmental agencies.

Summerford testifies as an expert witness in federal and state courts on matters involving complicated financial transactions. He serves on the faculty of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners where he teaches courses around the world. He served a three-year term for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ Board of Regents as Vice Chairman, is a Past Chairman of its Professional Standards and Practices Committee, and is a Past Chairman of its Board of Review. He is a guest lecturer at seminars, colleges and universities where he strives to enhance the understanding of fraud and forensic accounting. He has published articles that have appeared in Accounting Today, Preventing Business Fraud, Financial Fraud, Baltimore SmartCEO, Bank Fraud & IT Security Report and Fraud Magazine.

About Forensic Strategic Solutions, Inc.
Forensic Strategic Solutions, Inc. is a national financial investigation firm that combines fraud examination with lost profits and damages services in order to illustrate and present complex financial data in courts of law and other forums. Our deep expertise in data analytic techniques and litigation consulting results in fact-based, clearly-illustrated data, best positioning our clients to achieve favorable outcomes. Forensic Strategic Solutions was founded in Birmingham, Alabama in 1992.

For more information on Forensic Strategic Solutions, Inc., visit www.forensicstrategic.com. To speak with any of these financial forensic experts, please contact Ruwena Healy at 205.655.0783.

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