Fall 2013 UNC ECHO Health Disparities October Seminar Series

Dr. Marvella Ford will present "Recruitment, Retention, Surgical and Medication Adherence Studies with African Americans: Lessons Learned."

When Oct 11, 2013
from 01:00 PM to 02:15 PM
Where Bondurant Hall, G-100/UNC School of Medicine
Contact Name
Contact Phone 919-843-3539
Attendees Open to the public
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Dr. Marvella Ford is a Professor in the College of Medicine, Department of Public Health Science and Associate Director of Cancer Disparities at the National Cancer Institute - designated Hollings Cancer Center at the MEdical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Dr. Ford is a behavioral scientist with expertise in conducting cancer research in diverse populations of older adults. Currently, she is PI of a recently funded NIH/NCI-funded P20 center grant titled South Carolina Cancer Disparities Research Center (SC CaDRe) in collaboration with Dr. Judith Salley from South Carolina State University. The goal of the SC CaDRe is to expand cancer disparities research in south Carolina while cultivating a network of diverse cancer researchers. She is also PI of an NIH/NCI R21 investigation titled "Optimizing Survivorship and surveillance after Treatment for Colon Cancer." In this study, she and her colleagues are systematically investigating the role of multi-level factors on participation of colon cancer survivors in guideline-based post-treatment cancer surveillance and care.

In addition, Dr. Ford is Multpile PI of a new NIH/NIMHD-funded R01 grant titled "Improving Resection Rates among African Americans with NSCLC." The purpose of the study is to evaluate a strategy to rates of receipt of survey among African Americans with early stage lung cancer. she is also Multiple PI (with Dr. Sabra Slaughter) of a Department of Defense-funded grant titled "Southeastern Virtual Institute for Health Equity and Wellness (SE VIEW)." The goal of the study is to improve cancer screening and knowledge among residents of the I-95 Corridor of South Carolina.

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