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Cancer Disparities

DF/HCC Cancer Disparities Program Research Seminar Series

2008-2009 SEMINARS:

  • October 7, 2008 - Sanja Percac-Lima, MD, PhD: "Research and Patient Navigation in Colorectal Cancer"
  • February 3, 2009 - Howard Koh, MD, MPH: topic tba
  • May 7, 2009 - Junior Investigators Poster Session*
  • May 19, 2009 - Levi Garraway, MD, PhD: topic tba
  • June 23, 2009 - Karen Donelan, EdM, ScD: topic tba


Time and location:
All seminars take place from 9:00-10:00am in the Smith Building, Room 240/241, on the Dana-Farber campus (44 Binney St., Boston, MA).

*The Junior Investigators Poster Session takes place at Harvard Medical School. Please contact Karen Donelan for more information about the Poster Session.

For more information and to register, contact Elizabeth Zdunich

The 2008-2009 seminars are presented as part of the DF/HCC Outcomes Research Program seminar series.

Presentations on cancer-related topics are especially welcome, but other research that is broadly applicable to research in health disparities is also welcome. A poster session for junior investigators will be held again in May in conjunction with the Minority Faculty health policy conference. Additional sessions will feature senior faculty or topics on methods and research resources in disparities.  

Last year's seminar schedule and Jr. Investigators' posters can be viewed below.

If you would like to present your work or have suggestions for methods workshops or senior faculty from whom you would like to hear, please send these suggestions to Karen Donelan at kdonelan@partners.org or 617-726-0681.

Please forward this announcement to anyone in the Greater Boston community who you think would be interested.

We look forward to seeing you.
Karen Donelan, ScD
Karen Burns White

2007-2008 SCHEDULE:

December 14, 2007
Presenters: Karen Emmons, PhD and Karen Burns White
Topic: Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Initiative to Eliminate Cancer Disparities

February 13, 2008
Presenter: Christopher Lathan, MD, MPH
Topic: "Issues in Funding and Mentorship in Health Disparities"

March 6, 2008
Presenter: Howard Koh, MD, MPH
Topic: Overview of MassCONECT and issues of working with communities to reduce cancer disparities

April 24, 2008
Keynote Speaker: Steven Epstein, PhD, author of Inclusion: The Politics of Difference in Medical Research
Topic: Women and Minority Enrollment Targets in Clinical Trials: A Symposium and Panel Discussion on Diversity in Medical Research

May 1, 2008
Junior Investigators Poster Session

May 21, 2008
Presenters: Karen E. Lasser, MD, MPH and Sanja Percac-Lima, MD, PhD
Discussant: John Ayanian, MD, MPP
Topic: Patient Navigation and Colorectal Cancer

2006-2007_Cancer_Disparities_PID_Seminar_Series.pdf87 K
2007_List_of_Posters.pdf138 K
Call_for_disparities_posters_2008.pdf30 K