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CRCHD Spotlights

Here is an in-depth look at special CRCHD events as well as specific CRCHD staff, investigators, grantees, and trainees, focusing on their background and role in the field of cancer health disparities and cancer health disparities research.


  • New! National Cancer Survivorship Week Highlight
    Read this highlight on cancer survivorship outreach activities sponsored by our National Outreach Network Community Health Educators, in honor of National Cancer Survivorship Week.
  • New! Levi Garraway
    Enjoy this spotlight on former CURE trainee Dr. Levi Garraway, the recent recipient of the Jane Cook Wright Lectureship Award at this year's AACR Annual Conference in San Diego, CA.
  • New! Special Spotlight: April Cancer Awareness Highlights
    Please read this special spotlight for the month of April on National Minority Health Awareness.
  • New! Jill Macoska
    Enjoy this spotlight on CRCHD U54 grantee Dr. Jill Macoska, whom has recently been instated as Director of the new Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy (CPCT) at the University of Massachusetts in Boston.
  • Special Spotlight: Remembering Dr. Alessandra Bini
    Celebrate the life of CRCHD Program Director Dr. Alessandra Bini by reading through this special tribute that seeks to remember her stellar achievements and honor her memory.
  • Nathan Ellis
    Learn more about CRCHD U01 grantee Dr. Nathan Ellis and his work in the field of colorectal cancer research, specifically related to the African American population.
  • New Mexico State University (NMSU)
    Read through this spotlight on an exciting cancer research training initiative from New Mexico State University (NMSU) that seeks to recruit greater numbers of Native Americans and Hispanics for careers in cancer research.
  • Special Spotlight: March Cancer Awareness Highlights
    Enjoy this special spotlight for the month of March on National Colorectal Cancer Awareness.
  • Marcia Cruz-Correa
    Please read this in-depth spotlight on Dr. Marcia Cruz-Correa, a CRCHD grantee whose team helped her discover a link between human papillomavirus (HPV) and colorectal cancer.
  • University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center (UPRCCC)
    Find out more about how the University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center (UPRCCC) broke ground on their long-awaited cancer hospital.
  • Special Spotlight: February Heritage Observance Month and Cancer Awareness Highlights
    Enjoy this special spotlight for the month of February on National Black History Month and awareness focused on cancer prevention.
  • Special Spotlight: January Cancer Awareness Highlights
    Please read through this special spotlight for the month of January on Cervical Cancer Awareness, as well as the work being conducted by cancer health disparities researchers in this field.
  • Special Spotlight: Remembering Dr. Patricia Lorenzo
    Join us in remembering former CRCHD grantee Dr. Patricia Lorenzo, a formidable presence that left her indelible mark on the cancer research community.
  • Antoinette Ayers
    Learn more about Antoinette Ayers, a Community Health Educator who works tirelessly to make health services more accessible to the people in her area.


Updated: 04/17/14