To diversify research, USC teams with Florida universities on cancer disparities


Department of Population and Public Health Sciences

Publish date

October 25, 2018


The National Cancer Institute has awarded a five-year, $16 million grant to create a cancer health equity center at USC and two partner institutions that will conduct research on cancer health disparities, train underrepresented minorities and perform community outreach.

USC will collaborate with the University of Florida and Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, a historically black college. Leading the USC component are John Carpten, PhD, professor and chair of translational genomics, and Mariana Stern, PhD, professor of research preventive medicine and urology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.

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By Leigh Hopper

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