Gayathri Devi, PhD, Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Sciences, was an invited speaker at the Annual Geographical Management of Cancer Health Disparities Program (GMaP) symposium this morning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Gillings School of Public Health. Dr. Devi presented in the panel on peer support and community resources related to Transdisciplinary Science to Advance the Elimination of Cancer Health Disparities.
The National Cancer Institute-funded GMaP Region 1-South, including North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee, hosted the 1-day symposium at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Initiated in 2009, the GMaP is a national program of regional, disparities-based hubs or networks for cancer health disparities research, diversity training, and community education/outreach. The goals of the GMaP are to contribute to the science of cancer and cancer health disparities and advance the next generation of competitive, underrepresented cancer and cancer health disparities investigators.
This symposium aims to allow researchers to exchange cancer health disparities research findings, network with other scholars, promote research collaborations, and learn about the NCI Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE) Program Funding. For more information about GMaP or CURE, please visit the Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD) website.