Navigation Links
NIH awards $15.9 million to CCNY and Memorial Sloan-Kettering to create partnership
Date:2/25/2009

NEW YORK, February 25, 2009 The National Institutes of Health's National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded The City College of New York (CCNY) and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) a $15.9 million grant to implement a unique partnership in cancer research, education, and outreach. The five-year, renewable award is funded by NCI's U54 program, an initiative created to develop partnerships between minority-serving institutions and NCI-designated cancer centers.

The Partnership for Cancer Research, Training, and Community Outreach will build upon a previous collaboration between the institutions. The grant will help support key research activities that provide a multidisciplinary, but unified approach to several objectives set forth by MSKCC and CCNY.

"We are looking forward to partnering with CCNY to improve cancer research, training, education, and outreach for underserved communities in the New York area," said Dr. Tim A. Ahles, Director of MSKCC's Neurocognitive Research Laboratory, and U54 Co-Principal Investigator. "We also want to have these successful approaches to address cancer disparities serve as new models for other minority-serving institutions and NCI-designated cancer centers."

"By combining our talents and some of our resources, CCNY and Memorial Sloan-Kettering will be well equipped to build and nurture programs in areas such as cancer research and community outreach that will help address cancer disparities in underserved minority and economically disadvantaged communities," said Dr. Karen Hubbard, Professor of Biology at CCNY, and U54 Co-Principal Investigator.

The Partnership for Cancer Research, Training, and Community Outreach includes four primary objectives:

  • Investigators will work to develop translational research programs in cell biology, immunology, and biomedical research. Translational research is a concept in which basic science discoveries are applied in clinical practice and clinical observations are studied in the laboratory.

  • MSKCC and CCNY will collaborate with diverse communities to help define and address cancer disparities. The proposed Partnership for Community Outreach Program (PCOP) will provide an infrastructure to work with members of the community to identify and prioritize specific areas for action. Other elements of this effort include at least two large-scale annual outreach events and several smaller, topical activities featuring experts on issues such as healthy eating, smoking cessation, and cancer screening.

  • A collaborative effort will be made to recruit and retain students from high school to the post-graduate level, in particular those of minority backgrounds, who are interested in pursuing careers in cancer research. Enhanced education and training opportunities, as well as increased mentorship and support, will be made available.

  • The partnership will recruit new faculty members at both institutions. U54 resources will help support appointments in key CCNY divisions. At MSKCC, faculty lines will add to the capacity to conduct community-based intervention research and to the development of the PCOP.


'/>"/>

Contact: Ellis Simon
esimon@ccny.cuny.edu
212-650-6460
City College of New York
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. WellPoint Foundation Awards Grants to OASIS to Expand Unique Active Generations Program
2. Cherokee Inspired Comfort Awards Program Call for Nominations
3. FAAN Awards Community Outreach Grants
4. 17th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Party Celebrating the Academy Awards Raises Nearly $4 Million
5. Moet & Chandon Releases Grand Vintage 1929 Magnum Commemorating First-Ever Academy Awards(R) To Benefit Motion Picture & Television Fund
6. Breathe California of Sacramento-Emigrant Trails Fighting to Keep Hackademy Awards Name in Trademark Action Brought By Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
7. National Committee For Quality Assurance (NCQA) Awards MVP Health Care Excellent Accreditation Status For Its HMO/POS Plan
8. Michael J. Fox Foundation Awards $1.9 Million for Development of Non-Invasive Neuroimaging Techniques in Living Brain
9. Two Scientists Honored with MetLife Foundation Awards for Medical Research in Alzheimers Disease
10. Natural Harmony Foods, Inc. Advances to the Next Round of Americas Healthiest Food Awards
11. University of Texas engineers receive $3.2 million in National Science Foundation CAREER awards
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... People across the U.S. are ... Code Talker Award, an essay contest in which patients and their families pay tribute ... presented at the 2016 National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Living, is proud to recognize Dr. Barry M. Weintraub as a prominent plastic ... most beautiful women in the world, and the most handsome men, look naturally ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... is actively feeding the Frederick area economy by obtaining investment capital for emerging ... the past 2½ years that have already resulted in more than a million ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... D.C. (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Heroes Golf Classic Tournament held on June 20th at the Woodmont Country Club ... charity, Luke’s Wings, an organization dedicated to helping service members that have been wounded ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... upcoming 2016 Miss Arizona pageant as its official Medspa Sponsor. Dr. Josh Olson, ... and Chandler, Arizona. , Dr. Olson says the decision to support the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Research and Markets ... Medical Market Analysis 2016 - Forecast to 2022" report ... The report contains up to date financial data derived from ... of major trends with potential impact on the market during ... market segmentation which comprises of sub markets, regional and country ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Bracket , a ... its next generation clinical outcomes platform, Bracket eCOA (SM) ... on June 26 – 30, 2016 in Philadelphia ... electronic Clinical Outcome Assessment product of its kind to fully ... Bracket eCOA 6.0 is a flexible platform for ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016  Astellas today announced the establishment of Astellas Farma Colombia (AFC), a new affiliate ... in Latin America . ... ... ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: