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Cancer Related Health Disparities Training Program

The Cancer Related Health Disparities Training Program seeks to train researchers who are prepared to conduct community-engaged research to develop, test, and disseminate interventions in both clinical and community settings to reduce cancer-related health disparities among underrepresented populations.

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Visit the Family Medicine and Community Health site to see how to apply.



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Marilyn 'Susie' Nanney, PhD the Director with Health Equity in Policy Initiative (HEPI) and a researcher with Program in Health Disparities Research has been named a 2016/2017 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow. 

Michele Allen, MD, MS, Family Medicine and Community Health (FMCH) and colleagues' Luis Ortega, Co-Principal Investigator, West Side Community Health Services, Amy Shanafelt (FMCH) and Shannon Pergament (Westside Community Health Services) study "Participatory Trial of a Health Promoting School Approach to Positive Youth Development and Wellness Promotion" was recently awarded through the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD).

National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) Breaking Barriers awarded to Chelsey Thul, PhD, School of Kinesiology lecturer and colleagues for GIRLS initiative

Lena Palacios, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Departments of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies and Chicano & Latino Studies recognized for her work in social and transformative justice. 

Brooke Cunningham, MD, PhD, physician and sociologist faculty at the University of Minnesota, Medical School, presented a talk on challenging 'unscientific' racial categories.


News Releases

The Medical School’s Program in Health Disparities Research, Center for Health Equity, and Minnesota Center for Cancer Collaborations successfully hosted the 2016 Promoting Health Equity Conference from May 5-7.  

On December 11, 2015, Program in Health Disparities Research faculty and staff volunteered at the Southwest Center. Volunteers prepared a pancake breakfast for seniors and the center's staff! 

PHDR will share an award of $19.2 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to lead professional development activities of underrepresented communities in health science research. 

Diego Garcia-Huidobro, MD, Research Associate, MInnesota Center for Cancer Collaborations and Program in Health Disparities Research, was recently selected to participant in the 13th Summer Institute on Behavioral Randomized Trials organized by the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research- NIH as well as the 3rd Translational Health Disparities Course organized by National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities-NIH.

The Program in Health Disparities Research was pleased to host representatives from the University of Ilorin, in Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria. 

Congratulations to Michele Allen, MD, for her tremendous work in coordinating first and second year medical students in their involvement in service learning projects!