We leverage the strengths of ChicagoCHEC institutions and partners to support students, trainees, and faculty.
The academic and career trajectory to pursue a profession in health and science is often referred to as a “pipeline.” Unfortunately, many students never had the idea planted in them that they can enter a health or science related career. Through our work with individuals from all career stages, we know that even the most talented students and professionals may need training, mentoring, and other opportunities to successfully launch and advance their careers. In the Research and Education Core, we leverage the strengths of ChicagoCHEC institutions and partners to propel students, trainees, and faculty from all backgrounds toward success in health and cancer research careers.
Research Education Core Leadership
- Francisco Iacobelli (NEIU)
- Tracy Luedke (NEIU)
- Alicia Matthews (UIC)
- Jonathan Moreira (UIC)
- Frank Penedo (NU)
Research Education Program Management
- Billie Kersh (NEIU)
- Melinda Monge (UIC)
- Shaneah Taylor (NU)
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Incubator and catalyst funding for partnership building, research proposal development, pilot projects, and research projects.
Enhancing community engagement, cancer education, survivorship support, and community capacity building.
We initiate new projects and continuously evaluate ChicagoCHEC’s impact and progress toward its mission to advance cancer health equity via scientific discovery, education, training, and community engagement.
The Admin Core supports ChicagoCHEC’s research, education, and outreach via overall leadership, administrative management, and program coordination.
Reducing Tobacco Use Disparities Among Adults in Safety Net Community Health Centers (The Choose to Change Study)
WeCanConnect: Using mHealth to Connect Physically Disabled Cancer Patients with Matched Disabled Survivors
An e-Health Intervention to Improve Symptom Burden and Health-Related Quality of Life among Hispanic Women Completing Active Treatment for Breast Cancer
Community-engaged obesity intervention development for Puerto Rican and Mexican men
Prostate cancer disparity in Chicago-area African American men: patient-derived models and biomarkers of cancer risk
Reducing colorectal cancer disparities on the South Side of Chicago through cross-Institutional collaborations