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Disparities &
Diverse Populations

As of January 2011, the Division’s funded research included the following:

Increasing Colon Cancer Screening in Primary Care among African Americans

Goals: Determine impact of a culturally-tailored navigation intervention on colorectal cancer (CRC) screening, CRC screening preference, and perceptions about CRC screening among African American patients in an urban primary care practice.

American Cancer Society-funded study
(01/01/08-12/31/11)
Principal Investigator: Ronald Myers

Matched and haploidentical stem cell transplantation for adults with sickle cell anemia

Goal: Identify factors that influence decision making about eligibility testing and transplantation in a clinical trial. Develop new methods to facilitate informed decision making about stem cell transplantation.

NIH-funded study
(09/30/09-08/31/11)
Principal Investigators: Ronald Myers and Amy Leader