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The Synergistic Partnership for Enhancing Equity in Cancer Health

(SPEECH) is a comprehensive regional cancer health disparity partnership between Temple University/Fox Chase Cancer Center and Hunter College (TUFCCC/HC), the U54 grant funded by the National Cancer Institute. The purpose of SPEECH is to reduce cancer health disparities among underserved minority populations in Pennsylvania-New Jersey-New York City (PNN) region, through cancer disparities research, community outreach, and career development for underrepresented early stage investigators and students.

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Targeted Geographic Areas

Pennsylvania
New Jersey
New York City

Target Populations

Underserved African Americans
Asian Pacific Americans
Hispanic Americans

Partnership Cores

Administrative
Planning and Evaluation
Research Education
Community Outreach
Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

Research Projects

UPCOMING PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

Events

  • Program Steering Committee (PSC) Meeting at Hunter College of CUNY: May 13 and May 14, 2020
  • 2nd SPEECH Regional Cancer Health Disparity Conference | May 14, 2020.  Program to be announced.
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Programs

Summer Cancer Research Institute (SCRI): June 8th – July 31st, 2020

The SCRI program is an 8-week intensive summer program supported by the National Cancer Institute U54 grants (CA221704 and CA221705; Contact PIs: Drs. Ma and Ogunwobi) to Temple University/Fox Chase Cancer Center and Hunter College. Undergraduate and Graduate students interested in pursuing biomedical, clinical & population-based cancer research are welcome to apply. We encourage applications from students of all backgrounds, particularly those from underrepresented minority groups or disadvantaged backgrounds.


Newsletter

  • View the Research Education Core Summer 2019 Newsletter HERE
  • View the Research Education Core Spring 2019 Newsletter HERE

Recent News

Dr. Grace X. Ma featured in NIMHD’s social campaign to honor history makers in minority health and health disparities (MHHD) research during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month – FacebookLinkedinTwitter Posts

Making Progress: First SPEECH Conference Held at TempleTemple Health News Digest – JULY 2019

Drs. Grace Ma and Lin Zhu Lead Culturally Tailored Intervention to Improve HPV Screening in Asian-American Women12th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved

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HIGHLIGHTS/ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Congratulations to our SPEECH trainees who received awards for the AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved, held between September 20-23 2019 in San Francisco, CA!

AACR Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Awardees:

  • Lin Zhu, PhD                           (Mentor: Dr. Grace X. Ma)
  • Gargi Pal, PhD                         (Mentor: Dr. Olorunseun O. Ogunwobi)
  • Michelle Naidoo, PhD(c)       (Mentor: Dr. Olorunseun O. Ogunwobi)

AACR GMAP Region Four Travel Awardees:

  • Cicely Johnson, PhD               (Mentor: Dr. Olorunseun O. Ogunwobi)
  • Aisha Bhimla, PhD(c)             (Mentor: Dr. Grace X. Ma)
  • Lin Zhu, PhD                            (Mentor: Dr. Grace X. Ma)
  • Gargi Pal, PhD                         (Mentor: Dr. Olorunseun O. Ogunwobi)
  • Michelle Naidoo, PhD(c)       (Mentor: Dr. Olorunseun O. Ogunwobi)
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