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Pearman Parker, Doctoral Nursing Student, chosen for

IGniTE-CD Program

Ms. Parker was one of three inaugural awardees chosen to participate in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Training to Eliminate Cancer Disparities (IGniTE-CD) Program.  The year-long program was funded by a grant from the Susan G. Komen Foundation awarded to Associate professors Susan Steck (epidemiology and biostatistics) and Angela Murphy (School of Medicine).  The goals of training activities are to provide trainees with the knowledge and skills to conduct exemplary research and become leaders in the field of cancer disparities.  Ms. Parker’s dissertation examines health literacy and chemotherapy education for breast cancer patients.  Nursing faculty who are mentors on the award include Dr. Sue Heiney, Dr. Swann Adams, Dr. Tisha Felder and Dr. Ronit Elk.

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