DOPM NewsFlashes

Dr Baskin and the DSN full research project were featured in the NCI CRCHD newsletter

Monica Baskin, Ph.D., a project leader for the Deep South Network, an NCI Community Networks Program Center (CNPC) at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, is currently testing the efficacy of evidence-based community strategies for obesity prevention and elimination of cancer health disparities among African-American women living in the Deep South.
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Drs Martin and Pisu have "Rhythm"

University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) researchers are conducting a pilot study of a couples ballroom dance intervention for women who are breast, colorectal, endometrial and ovarian cancer survivors, and their partners.

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Cancer Prevention and Control

The overall goal of this program is to reduce cancer incidence, morbidity and mortality, and improve outcomes, with special emphasis on health disparities. The program also provides research training for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty through the Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center training programs.

Current Projects

Current projects include behavioral intervention studies, prevention trials, observational and outcomes studies, cancer surveillance, and community-based research with a strong track record in the use of community health workers (CHW) and volunteers. The program has a significant number of scientists with research focus on African American and Hispanic populations. The Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Facility of the Cancer Center is an integral part of this program.      

Faculty

The studies conducted are collaborative and multi-disciplinary and capitalize on the strengths that UAB provides in its broad spectrum of researchers and scientists, including faculty at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Center for Health Promotion.

Faculty with a secondary research interest in this area are: