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About GMaP Region 4 

GMaP Region Four, also known internally as the Cancer Disparities Research Network (CDRN), is an active group of diverse cancer and cancer health disparities researchers from academic institutions in 15 states.  Our mission is:

  • To advance the science of cancer health disparities
  • To contribute to the next generation of cancer health disparities researchers
  • To achieve measurable reductions in cancer health disparities

Background:

Geographic Management Program (GMaP)

The Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities’ (CRCHD’s) GMaP initiative, launched in 2009 with American Recovery Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds, aims to build strong regional “hubs” of cancer health disparities research and training with the ultimate goal to reduce cancer health disparities.  Built on a model of collaboration and partnership, the GMaP initiative facilitates regional information- and resource-sharing, capacity-building (through training) and joint research ventures while also linking CRCHD’s four flagship health disparities programs — the Community Networks Program (CNP), the Comprehensive Partnerships to Advance Cancer Health Equity (PACHE), the Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE), and the Patient Navigation Research Program (PNRP).  GMaP leverages regional strengths to, for example, recruit diverse populations for research projects, provide training and research opportunities for up-and-coming health disparities investigators, and disseminate successful outreach and education projects across the region. 

Currently, GMaP R4 consists of community-engaged researchers, Continuing Umbrella of Research (CURE) trainees, basic scientists, biospecimen experts, pathologists, bioinformatics researchers and community health educators from more than 40 institutions.  While many of the current institutions are engaged in one of the CRCHD’s signature health disparities programs or are otherwise funded by NCI, individuals from other institutions who are interested in cancer research and cancer health disparities issues are welcome to become part of the network.

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