Duke Cancer Institute announced the launch of a new Cancer Health Disparities & Equity lecture series.
The series is a collaboration between DCI’s Disparities SPORE (National Cancer Institute-designated Specialized Program of Research Excellence) and DCI’s Community Outreach, Engagement, and Equity (COEE) Program. It features distinguished speakers presenting innovative research and strategies that seek to reduce cancer health disparities and promote cancer health equity.
The series’ inaugural event, held on March 28 via Zoom, featured Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, Ph.D., MPH, professor of Preventive Medicine, associate dean for Community Initiatives, associate director for Community Outreach and Engagement, Institute for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, and the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Baezconde-Garbanati’s talk was titled “Addressing Cancer and Other Health Disparities via Edutainment and Engagement in Vulnerable Communities.”