CANCER DISPARITIES NEWS DIGEST (11.5.10)
In the Field
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.
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.
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.
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'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.
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.
NCI/NIH Science in the News
News You Can Use
FY2011 Supplements Funded Through ARRA
There has been a change in NIH policy on supplementing ARRA awards. Now supplemental funding is available for ARRA grants, particularly applicable to Diversity Supplements. Other supplements to ARRA grants will have to be carefully considered because of ARRA time constraints.
Please visit the ARRA website for more information on Recovery Act spending.
Research & Training Opportunities
SBIR Contract Funding Opportunities
New contract funding opportunities are available to small businesses to support and successfully finance innovative cancer-related technologies towards commercialization.
Below you will find three highlighted opportunities. Click here for more information on other SBIR funding opportunities and instructions on how to apply.
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