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Spotlights Archive

Here is an in-depth look at past spotlights focused on CRCHD investigators, grantees, and their programs' accomplishments, contributions, and activities in the field of cancer health disparities.


  • Special Spotlight: November Heritage Observance Month and Cancer Awareness Highlights
    Enjoy this special spotlight for the month of November on National American Indian Heritage Month and cancer awareness focused on lung, pancreatic, and stomach cancers.
  • Oralia Garcia Dominic
    Please read this spotlight on CRCHD grantee Dr. Oralia Garcia Dominic and her efforts to combine behavioral science with biology to help prevent cancer in underserved populations.
  • Tonya Webb
    Learn more about Dr. Tonya Webb, a distinguished CRCHD grantee, who seeks to explore the role of the body's immune system in fighting cancer.
  • Lewis Roberts
    Click above to read this spotlight on CRCHD grantee Dr. Lewis Roberts, a researcher focused on searching for a deeper and clearer understanding of liver cancer and its effects on the underserved.
  • Special Spotlight: Breast Health Disparity Research Highlights
    Enjoy this special spotlight for the month of October on cancer health disparity related research being conducted to reduce the burden of breast cancer and raise awareness.
  • Vicente Resto
    Dive into a more in-depth look at former CRCHD grantee Dr. Vicente Resto as he endeavors to understand the role that genetics and molecular biology play in the development of cancer.
  • Shana Sturla
    Please take the time to read through this spotlight on former CRCHD grantee Dr. Shana Sturla, a gifted researcher dedicated to the area of food and nutrition toxicology.
  • Sora Park Tanjasiri
    Find out more about CRCHD grantee, Dr. Sora Park Tanjasiri, and her efforts to recruit and educate Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders on the importance of cervical cancer screening.
  • Harold Moses
    Read through this spotlight on CRCHD grantee Dr. Harold L. Moses, recently recognized for his lasting impact on the cancer field and lifetime commitment to progress against cancer.
  • Gregory Carey
    Get to know Dr. Gregory Carey, a CRCHD grantee recognized for his mentoring and outreach efforts in the fields of science as well as his local community.
  • John Carethers
    Please enjoy this spotlight on former CRCHD grantee Dr. John Carethers, a recently elected member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), one of the highest honors in the field of medicine.
  • Olveen Carrasquillo
    Read more about investigator Dr. Olveen Carrasquillo and his community-based participatory research aimed at reducing cervical cancer disparities among Haitians, Hispanics, and African Americans in Miami, Florida.


  • Marvella Ford
    Click above to read more about investigator Dr. Marvella Ford, who hopes to see better retention of underserved communities in clinical trials and improved patient navigation.
  • Gloria Coronado
    Enjoy this spotlight on CRCHD grantee Dr. Gloria Coronado, a health disparities researcher recognized for her strategies to improve colorectal cancer screening rates among racially and ethnically diverse, and other underserved populations.
  • Erin Kobetz
    Take the time to read through this special spotlight on Dr. Erin Kobetz, a driving force behind addressing women's cancer disparities.
  • Willie Underwood
    Dr. Willie Underwood, a CRCHD grantee, is highlighted in this spotlight on treating prostate cancer in an urban environment.
  • AACR-MICR Special Mentorship Spotlight: Patricia Lorenzo
    Please read through this special spotlight on Dr. Patricia Lorenzo, a scientist from the University of Hawaii, who tells us more about how mentorship influences a scientist's career.


  • Adeyinka Laiyemo
    Get to know more about Dr. Adeyinka Laiyemo and his pivotal role as an expert in colorectal cancer and cancer health disparities.
  • Bimal Banik
    Learn about exciting and new scientific research conducted by CRCHD P20 Grantee Dr. Bimal Banik to find new drugs to treat cancer.
  • AACR-MICR Special Spotlight: Maria Elena Martinez
    Click above to read a brief spotlight on Dr. Maria Elena Martinez, Chair for the MICR Council at the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting.
  • Special Edition Spotlight: A Closer Look at CRCHD
    Read through this article published in the NCI Administrative Newsletter that highlights the history and future directions of CRCHD.
  • Special Edition Spotlight: Kenneth Chu
    Please enjoy this unique spotlight on Dr. Ken Chu and his retirement after a long and prolific career being a champion within CRCHD and NCI.
  • Jeffrey Henderson
    Dr. Jeff Henderson, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and founder of the Black Hills Center for American Indian Health is stepping up the level of Native American Research as a CRCHD research participant and collaborator with CRCHD Community Networks Program Grantee Dr Dedra S. Buchwald.
  • Levi Garraway
    Take a closer look at the life of Dr. Levi Garraway and the pivotal role he plays in the area of cancer health disparities research.
  • Michelle Stewart
    Read more about a fascinating and crucial cancer drug discovery from CRCHD F31 Grantee Michelle Stewart.


  • Gregory and Kandis Adams
    Learn more about Gregory and Kandis Adams, a couple dedicated to using their passion for medicine and science to positively impact cancer health disparities.
  • 2010 AACR Abstracts: Highlights
    Browse through this concentrated list of abstracts from CRCHD grantees who presented at the 2010 AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities Meeting.
  • GMaP Summit: Highlights
    Read through a brief summary of CRCHD grantee activity as it hosts its first Geographical Manangement Program Summit.
  • Professional Development Workshop: Highlights
    Take an in-depth look at CRCHD's recognition of its CURE trainees who presented at the CURE Professional Development Workshop Podium and Poster presentation.
  • Recent Activities for AACR-MICR
    Dr. Amelie Ramirez, a Principal Investigator with CRCHD's Community Networks Program, received the Jane Cooke Wright Lecturship Award at the AACR 101st 2010 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Please click above to learn more about her and the award lecture.
  • A Celebration of Life: Roberta Rosenfeld
    Read the story of Roberta Rosenfeld, a dedicated career navigator who will be remembered fondly by all whom she touched.
  • Daniel Hughes
    Find out more about how Dr. Daniel Hughes is becoming a trail-blazer in cancer health disparities research.


  • Martina Buck
    Read more about how Dr. Buck’s ARRA research is helping make a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer.
  • Marjorie Kagawa-Singer
    Hear about how one woman's upbringing in an isolated California town led her to study how illness is traditionally perceived and cured around the world.
  • Howard Koh
    Read this brief article on Dr. Howard Koh, a grantee with the CRCHD’s Community Networks Program (CNP), and his confirmation by the United States Senate to serve as Assistant Secretary for Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Professional Development Workshop Awardees
    See this year’s Professional Development Workshop awardees, who were honored for their stellar Podium and Poster presentations.
  • AACR MICR Awardees
    View a listing of CRCHD trainees awarded a 2009 AACR Minority Scholar Award or Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Scholar Award in Cancer Research.
  • American Samoa
    Discover the CNP of the Territory of American Samoa and how they overcame language and cultural barriers to increase awareness and education related to cancer health disparities.


  • Jessie Satia
    Learn about Dr. Satia, a K-22 (NCI Career Development Transition Award) grantee, and her research in the field of cancer etiology, nutritional epidemiology (dietary assessment), minority participation in research studies, and cancer survivorship.
  • Ana Maria Lopez
    Learn about Dr. Lopez, a SPN/CNP grantee, and her work which enables thousands of rural and poor Americans to receive the highest quality of cancer care.
Updated: 05/05/14