Former CPCTP trainee, Dr. Cindy Blair, received a Cancer Prevention, Control, Behavior Sciences, and Population Sciences Career Development Award (K07) from the National Cancer Institute.

Dr. Cindy Blair

The goal of this K07 Mentored Career Development Award is to assist Cindy Blair, PhD, with becoming an independent investigator, specializing in home-based interventions to improve the health and well-being of underserved cancer survivor populations.

Specifically, Dr. Blair will develop expertise in the design and dissemination of home-based interventions that utilize a whole-of-day approach to physical activity in older cancer survivors. This approach focuses on increasing light-intensity activity throughout the day, while reducing and disrupting sedentary activity. Dr. Blair will receive focused mentorship from established investigators, including Dr. Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, program director of the UAB CPCTP. Dr. Blair is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Preventive Medicine, in the School of Medicine at the University of New Mexico (UNM). She is also a member of the Cancer Control Research Program in the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center.