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Hughes-Halbert To Give NCI Seminar

Dr. Chanita Hughes-Halbert is the featured guest speaker for the next lecture in NCI’s Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities’ Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE) Distinguished Scholars Seminar series on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 1-2:30 p.m. at the NCI Shady Grove Campus, Rm. TE110. The title of her talk is “Translational Issues in Cancer Health Disparities.”

Hughes-Halbert is a professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and AT&T distinguished endowed chair for cancer equity at the Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). She is also associate dean for assessment, evaluation and quality improvement in the College of Medicine at MUSC, and the first of three MUSC SmartState endowed chairs in the Center for Cancer Disparities who are addressing cancer equity issues.

A nationally recognized expert in disparities research and behavioral science, Hughes-Halbert focuses on understanding barriers to clinical trial participation in underserved communities and developing population-based interventions to reduce disparities in local settings.

Visit to register for the seminar via WebEx. For reasonable accommodation, call (301) 402-1366 or the Federal Relay (1-800-877-8339).

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