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CPC Grand Rounds - Reducing Cancer Disparities through Cultural Tailoring of Lifestyle Interventions

CPC Grand Rounds - Reducing Cancer Disparities through Cultural Tailoring of Lifestyle Interventions

The Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, Cancer Prevention & Control Grand Rounds presents Dr. Lorna H. McNeill to speak on September 15, 2017. 

Date: 9/15/17, 12pm to 1pm
Time: 9/15/17, 12pm to 1pm
Location: Cancer Prevention Building, Floor 8 Rooms 3&4
Directions: 1155 Pressler, Houston, TX 77030
Format: Grand Rounds
CME: 1 CME & 1 CHES/MCHES Credit
Speaker: Dr. Lorna H. McNeill
Speaker Bio: Lorna H. McNeill, PhD, MPH, is Chair of Health Disparities Research at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. McNeill's research is on the elimination of cancer-related health disparities in minority populations. Her research has particular emphasis on understanding the influence of social contextual determinants of cancer in minorities, with a special focus of the role of physical activity as a major cancer determinant. Her research takes place in minority and underserved communities such as public housing developments, black churches, community-based clinics and low-income communities with excess cancer death rates. She has been continuously funded, receiving grants from various funding agencies to better understand and designs innovative solutions to address obesity in racial/ethnic minority communities. She is PI of several community-based studies, primarily working with African American (AA) churches. One is called Project CHURCH, an academic-faith-based partnership established: 1) identify underlying reasons for health disparities in cancer and cancer risk factors among AAs using a cohort study, 2) engage AAs as partners in the research process, and 3) to ultimately eliminate disparities among AAs. Dr. McNeill is Director of the Center for Community-Engaged Translational Research (CCETR) at MD Anderson. CCETR works with MD Anderson faculty to develop collaborations with underserved communities with a focus on conducting high-quality, relevant cancer prevention research.
Contact: Jennifer Castillo - (832) 750-1629 - jmcastillo1@mdanderson.org