James Hadley's retirement
A personal note from James Hadley, former Director of the National Cancer Institute National Outreach Network:
After 34 years of Federal service to the American people, I will retire on March 1. From President Jimmy Carter to President Barack Obama, time just flew by. I've had a wonderful career!
My career has been a unique journey, working to educate the public, advocates, researchers, and Congress about NIH research and programs, covering such topics as child health, HIV/AIDS, asthma, and cancer - to name a few. All of my positions came to me via a visit, a phone call, or an e-mail. I am truly grateful!
Starting in the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Office of Research Reporting as a public affairs specialist; on detail for a year in the NIH Office of the Director, Office of Equal Opportunity as communications manager; returning to NICHD and later moving on to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Office of Communications and Public Liaison (I was the Public Liaison); arriving at NCI in 2003 in the Office of Advocacy Relations as an Advocacy Relations Manager; and then on to the Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities, where it has been my distinct honor to serve as founding Director of the National Outreach Network. A heart-felt thanks to Dr. Springfield for the opportunity.
I wish each of you well as you continue to make a real difference in reducing cancer health disparities in at-risk and underserved communities and preparing the next generation of researchers.
James Hadley, M.A.
Director, National Cancer Institute National Outreach Network"
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
The 9th National “Changing Patterns of Cancer in Native Communities - Strength Through Tradition and Science" Conference
October 26-28, 2013
Student Conference Dates: October 25-27, 2013
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 842-1234
This year's theme is Strength Through Tradition and Science. The purpose of this conference is to:
- Provide a forum for community leaders and members, students, researchers, clinicians, service providers, and others to address critical cancer issues among Native people;
- Present updates on comprehensive cancer control plans in Native communities;
- Review advances in American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) cancer research to determine future research priorities and explore the science of translational research;
- Highlight effective cancer control activities and programs in AIAN communities;
- Highlight the strengths of AIAN traditions in promoting comprehensive cancer prevention and control; and
- Publish selected papers presented at the conference so that this information can reach a wider audience.
Some of the topics to be included at the conference will include cancer prevention, cancer screening, cultural sensitivity, tobacco issues, policy, structures and systems, comprehensive cancer control programs, palliative care and end-of-life issues, quality of life and survivorship issues, cancer treatment, community partnerships, traditional healing and western medicine, spirituality in cancer, physical activity, diet and nutrition, cancer education, movies and other media.
A scientific abstract symposium during the meeting to highlight recent scientific advances in cancer. We would like to invite you and your colleagues to submit original research for consideration and presentation in these scientific sessions.
The deadline for first call abstract submission is Friday, May 17, 2013
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For more information contact
Colleen Berg at firstname.lastname@example.org
Become a "Not-so-Starving" student by winning a $5,000 scholarship!
The Dr. Alma S. Adams 2013 Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications to Reduce Tobacco Use Among Priority Populations will award two scholarships to students who have shown a commitment to reducing tobacco use through community service for an under-served community and through the use of visual arts.
DEADLINE: April 30, 2013
Sisters Network® Inc. Announces National African American Breast Cancer Conference Tour Dates
Groundbreaking Breast Cancer Conference Tour To Visit Ten Major U.S. Cities During 2013
Sisters Network® Inc., the only National African American breast cancer survivorship organization in the United States today announced the organization's 2013 National African American Breast Cancer Conference Tour and schedule. The groundbreaking ten-city conference tour kicks off in Houston, Texas on January 26, 2013 at Houston Community College, West Loop Campus from 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
The remaining conference tour schedule includes:
- February 23 - Durham, North Carolina
- March 23 - Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- April 27 - Baltimore, Maryland
- May 25 - Detroit, Michigan
- June 29 - Richmond, Virginia
- July 27 - Tampa, Florida
- August 31 - Atlanta, Georgia
- September 25 - Newark, New Jersey
- October 26 - Memphis, Tennessee
Each one day conference is co-hosted with Sisters Network chapters located in the host cities. Breast cancer survivors, clinicians, caregivers and the community are invited to attend. Registration fee is $25.00.
INFORMATION: www.sistersnetworkinc.org or call toll free 1-866-781-1808.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
2013 Social Work in Hospice and Palliative Care Network General Assembly
Advancing Psychosocial Palliative Care
March 11-12, 2013, at the Marriott at the Convention Center
New Orleans, LA
IMAN Cosmetics Partners with ICC and DH-CHEER
- Thank you!
"We are pleased to have IMAN Cosmetics as a new partner and we appreciate their involvement this year in helping to educate, bring awareness and raise money for the work that ICC does with diverse communities in the fight against cancer." -Dr. Jocelyn Elders-Former US Surgeon General
For Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2012, IMAN Cosmetics introduced its first annual Pink Ribbon Partnership Program. IMAN Cosmetics has joined forces with 3RX Skin Therapy and Amoy Couture Hair to help raise awareness, support and funding for cancer patients by supporting The Intercultural Cancer Council (ICC). During the month of October, IMAN Cosmetics donated $1.00 for every purchase of IMAN Afterglow Sheer Bronzing Powder, plus supported the ICC with training, events and media outreach to help save and touch lives around the country. The ICC, IMAN Cosmetics and the Dorothy I. Height Center for Health Equity and Evaluation Research sincerely appreciate your support towards reducing the unequal burden of breast cancer for minority women.
More information about this program, and the products included, may be found on the IMAN Cosmetics website (click on the Pink Ribbon tab to view partnership program details).
CDC and NCI Release 1999-2007 United States Cancer Statistics: Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report
The 1999-2007 United States Cancer Statistics (USCS): Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report marks the ninth time that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) have jointly produced official federal cancer incidence statistics for each state having high-quality cancer data. The report is produced in collaboration with the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries.
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