Engaged Curriculum Grants

Community Engagement by Cancer Scientists

Cancer research is often conducted in a lab, far away from patients and families affected by the disease. But these patients face myriad challenges including physical, emotional, financial and legal issues that can’t be understood by looking through a microscope. A new graduate certificate in public communication — comprised of three workshops and a seminar series — promotes interaction between students and local cancer patients, teaching trainees skills in science communication and exposing them to patients’ perspectives on issues in cancer biology. At the same time, community members learn how to partner with academic scientists, learn about the basic science of cancer and its treatment, and become better advocates for themselves and cancer research.

Grant type: Development

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Engaged Curriculum Grants

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