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University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work announces partnership with MD Anderson
Date:5/1/2012

nt the specialties MD Anderson has to offer, while realizing the health disparity issue is going to take not only the basic and medical sciences, but expertise like health policy, economics and social sciences that UH has to offer. No one individual or one institution can solve this issue alone. It's going to have to be solved involving minds from across disciplines as a group."

The collaboration with MD Anderson is part of UH's health initiative. Health-related research accounts for more than 50 percent of the university's total research expenditures.

"Our new collaboration with the University of Houston brings entirely new areas of expertise to both broaden and deepen CHEER's research and service efforts to reduce cancer-related health disparities under the continued leadership of Dr. Lovell Jones," said Ernest T. Hawk, M.D., vice president and head of MD Anderson's Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences.

Jones's appointment as director of CHEER and his dual faculty roles at UH and MD Anderson Cancer Center are part of the partnership between the two organizations.

"Dr. Lovell Jones is the ideal person to establish and direct CHEER. He is widely known nationally for his leadership in health disparities research," said Kathryn Peek, associate vice president for health initiatives at the University of Houston. "As research professor in the Graduate College of Social Work and at MD Anderson, Dr. Jones will establish UH among the national leaders in health equity research."


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Contact: Melissa Carroll
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University of Houston
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