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2009 ARRA SPECIAL EDITION NEWS DIGEST (12.3.09)

NCI/CRCHD Highlights

  • CRCHD Spotlights ARRA Supported Grantees

    Training Classroom Environment

    NCIís American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding is helping the Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD) to substantially enhance disparities cancer research, create jobs, and provide scientific and training investment and benefits directly to our diverse communities across the country.

    In this special issue, we highlight a number of our disparities researcher and trainee ARRA awardees to illustrate the impact of Recovery Act funding in addressing cancer health disparities (CHDs) and supporting the goals of the Act.

ARRA Grantee Spotlight

Martina Buck, Ph.D.
Dr. Martina Buck receives one of only 18 ARRA Challenge Grant Awards for all of NIH.

Martina Buck, Ph.D., is Assistant Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the University of California in San Diego (UCSD). She currently works in the Tumor Growth, Invasion and Metastasis Program at UCSD.

Read more about how Dr. Buckís ARRA research is helping make a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer.


In The Field

ARRA Research & Training

  • CRCHD received $20 million in Recovery Act funds that are being distributed over the next two years. These funds are being used to preserve and create jobs and promote scientific impact in short periods of time.

    Read more about the disparities research and diversity training being supported by the Recovery Act Funds at NCI/CRCHD.

    Researchers in Lab

    Disparities research focused on:

    Diverse scientists in lab

    Diversity training to:

    • Support re-entry of talented individuals from underserved communities into the cancer and cancer health disparities enterprise
    • Expand the pool of competitive researchers from underrepresented populations through diversity supplements
    • Train the next generation of competitive researchers from diverse communities in emerging technologies.
    Scientists in laboratory

    Integration of research and training aimed at:

    • Creating regional networks (GMaP) to enhance integration of research and training for cancer health disparities reduction
    • Building capacity in biospecimen science for clinical trials and cancer and cancer health disparities research
    • Funding faculty startup investigators to increase the number of minority scientists engaged in cancer research at minority-serving institutions (MSIs)

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