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The Cancer Prevention and Control Program

Training Core


The mission of the SCCDCN II Training and Career Development Core is to improve the health of South Carolina’s communities by eliminating health disparities through community based participatory research, multidisciplinary and culturally sensitive research, and sustainable education and training programs.

The Goal:

Our goal is to increase the representation of qualified researchers and instructional faculty actively engaged in community-based cancer-related health disparities research, teaching, and community service by addressing the following specific aims:

Specific Aims:

  • Develop a diverse cadre of junior faculty who are competent to work in cancer health disparities CBPR teams and who understand the merit of interdisciplinary ways of thinking and behaving

  • Create environments across institutions that can draw in individuals and constituencies (including non-scientists) that heretofore have been disenfranchised in the process of conducting cancer-related research

  • Expand training opportunities for students and postdoctoral fellows in order to increase capacity in the AA community for addressing cancer-related health disparities

  • Conduct research studies that create a community-driven, CBPR “space” in which interdisciplinary ideas for decreasing cancer health disparities can emerge and flourish

  • Expand core resources to support the overall research and CBPR effort in creative and flexible ways.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.