Pearman Parker, Doctoral Nursing Student, chosen for
|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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