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I-REACH Annual Meeting: Learn about Aging, Cancer and Disparities

Date Mon, Dec 4
Time 11: 00 AM - 3: 00 PM

I-REACH brings together the accumulated expertise of four cancer center hubs (Georgetown University, University of Maryland, UCLA, and Karmanos/Wayne State University), national leaders and numerous stakeholders to expand the diversity of the scientific workforce at the intersection of aging, disparities and cancer. I-REACH will support accelerated discoveries to design, deliver and evaluate interventions to guide clinical care to improve the health of the growing population and reduce health disparities among older minority cancer survivors.

Join us to learn about how I-REACH can help your career and research!

At this I-REACH Annual Meeting, you’ll learn about I-REACH resources, including a new remote Scholar program designed to support candidates and research that contributes to I-REACH’s mission to promote diversity and inclusion.

The Scholar’s program will offer:   

  • Mentoring, mentee-mentor training, including culturally aware mentoring
  • A modular curriculum with the basics of aging, cancer and equity topics
  • Collaboration with stakeholders
  • Access to datasets, biosamples
  • Pilot funding

Speakers will highlight I-REACH research and resources. Speakers include:

  • Traci Bethea, Assistant Professor, Georgetown University, Epigenetic Age Disparities in Cancer Survivors
  • Steve Cole, Professor, UCLA, Social Genomics: Use Aging, Cancer and Disparities
  • Barry Hudson, Associate Professor, Georgetown University, Aged Animal Models of Cancer Metastasis and Disparities
  • Amber Kleckner, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, Metabolic Research in Cancer Control
  • Jamie Robinson, Assistant Professor, Wayne State, Caregiving in the Detroit Research on Cancer Survivors (ROCS)

For more information about I-REACH, please email

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