According to NCI's Strategic Plan, community-engaged research is vital for understanding cancer-related health disparifies and devising effective, culturally-appropriate strategies for reducing these disparities.^ In the first funding cycle (2001-2006), the MMC-VICC Cancer Partnership lacked a community outreach component and primarily focused on basic and clinical cancer research, with only one clinic-based behavioral research project. In 2006, the Partnership created a new Community Outreach Core (COC) guided by a framework of CBPR'*'^ to further the aims ofthe Cancer Partnership in reducing cancer disparities. Given its strong history of community-based research with minority communifies, TSU was brought in as a subcontractor to co-lead the new COC, under the leadership of Dr. Baqar Husaini (TSU), Dr. Elizabeth Williams (VICC) and Dr. Paul Juarez (MMC), and with Dr. Pamela Hull (TSU). In August 2010, Dr. Wujcik took over as VICC Co-Leader when Dr. Williams left VICC to join the TSU public health faculty.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Type
Specialized Center--Cooperative Agreements (U54)
Project #
5U54CA163066-04
Application #
8725090
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZCA1)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2014-09-01
Budget End
2015-08-31
Support Year
4
Fiscal Year
2014
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
Name
Tennessee State University
Department
Type
DUNS #
City
Nashville
State
TN
Country
United States
Zip Code
37209
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