GMaP R1N is a one hub of a national program designed to enhance capacity in the areas of disparities research. GMaP R1N is led by a multi-institution effort involving the University of Kentucky, University of South Carolina and Johns Hopkins University. UK Markey Cancer Center (MCC), a NCI-designated cancer center serves as the GMaP R1N headquarters.
GMaP Region 1 North:
GMaP R1N includes Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, Virginia, Vermont, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.
The goal of the GMaP Region 1 North project is to foster the overall goals of the GMaP project among local and regional researchers and organizations. This ongoing regional supplement supports new collaborative research and community outreach related to cancer disparities, and research projects within the region are designed to identify health disparities in areas with the largest cancer-related health disparities in the nation.
To establish a multidisciplinary Advisory Committee to provide overall leadership for the region’s strategic planning and administrative functioning.
To establish a Education and Outreach Subcommittee with a primary goal to promote new and sustain existing relationships and collaborations between regional cancer disparities researchers, communities, trainees and NON CHEs through timely information exchange and resource sharing among partners within and across regions.
To establish a Training and Diversity Subcommittee with the purpose of promoting the scientific and professional development of regional trainees and placing qualified trainees and new and early stage investigators into faculty positions and job vacancies within and across regional hubs.
To establish an Evaluation Subcommittee with a mandate to develop and implement indicators that measure the performance of the Advisory Committee, the Education and Outreach Subcommittee and the Training Diversity Subcommittee in meeting their specific aims.
For more information, visit the GMaP Region 1 North website.