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CANCER DISPARITIES NEWS DIGEST (11.5.10)

CRCHD Highlights

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    • CRCHD Hosts 2010 GMaP Summit

      CRCHD recently hosted the first Geographical Management Program Summit for GMaP grantees and partners on September 29th in Miami, FL. The meeting was held at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel and had over 100 in attendance.

In the Field

Edward Partridge, M.D., Inducted as President of American Cancer Society

Dr. Edward Partridge, CRCHD Grantee and Director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Comprehensive Cancer Center, will be inducted as president of the American Cancer Society (ACS) on November 5, 2010. Read more about Dr. Partridge and his accomplishments.


Asian-American Center to Reduce Disparities in Cancer Launched at UC Davis

The University of California Davis Cancer Center recently opened the first National Center for Reducing Asian American Cancer Health Disparities. Built using a $5.6 million research grant, this center is the only national center for Asian-Americans designated by the National Cancer Institute's Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities.

Dr. Amelie Ramirez Publishes Editorial on Peer Coaches

CRCHD Grantee Amelie Ramirez, M.D., co-authored a recent editorial in the Annals of Internal Medicine, "The Role of Peer Patients in Chronic Disease Management," which focuses on peer coaches.

CRCHD U54 Funded Biology Professor Named Fellow in Life Sciences

The National Academies named Graciela Unguez, an Associate Professor of Biology at New Mexico State University and PI of a U54 PACHE Partnership, as their Education Fellow in the Life Sciences for the 2010-2011 academic year.

Tampa PNRP Team Receives 2010 "Spirit of Moffitt" Award

Tampa's Patient Navigator Research Program team was awarded the "Spirit of Moffitt" Award from the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Institute held on the evening of September 23rd with William S. Dalton, Ph.D., M.D., Moffitt's President and CEO serving as master of ceremony. The awards ceremony recognized Tampa PNRP as exemplifiers of Moffitt's core values.

Dr. Kevin Fiscella Publishes Article on Social Risk Factors Related to Health Policy

NCI/CRCHD PNRP Grantee Kevin Fiscella, M.D., and colleagues published an article in the American Journal of Public Health, "The Relative Health Burden of Selected Social and Behavioral Risk Factors in the United States: Implications for Policy," which explores social risk factors -- such as race, education, poverty, and health insurance -- as well as smoking, obesity and alcohol consumption, to see if national health policies should be broadened.


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