New Series Debuts
Carson To Give First CURE ‘Shining Stars Seminar,’ Nov. 30
Dr. Tiffany L. Carson will present the inaugural lecture in the NCI Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities’ Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE) Shining Stars Seminar (SSS) Series on Wednesday, Nov. 30, from 1 to 2 p.m. ET, via WebEx. Her talk is titled, “Unlocking the Keys to Disparities in Obesity and Cancer: The Role of Bio-Behavioral Research.”
Carson will discuss:
Characterizing the public health challenge: epidemiology of obesity and cancer, observed disparities and proposed associations
Behavioral interventions as an approach to treat obesity and reduce the risk for some cancers
Need for participation of diverse populations in biospecimen research to understand mechanisms and to identify points of intervention
Exploring the gut microbiota as a potential contributor to disease risk, disparities and point of preventive or therapeutic intervention
SSS recognizes former CURE scholars who succeed in securing subsequent research funding, conduct impactful research and serve as examples to current scholars.
A former CURE K01 scholar, Carson is associate member and George Edgecomb scholar at Moffitt Cancer Center, as well as associate professor in the department of oncological sciences, Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida, Tampa.
As an applied epidemiologist, Carson has a breadth of research experience with a central theme of population-based, bio-behavioral, observational and intervention studies for obesity treatment and cancer prevention and control. She is currently principal investigator on two NIH-funded R01 studies (NCI, NIDDK) investigating behavioral and biological aspects of weight management, cancer prevention and health disparities.
Carson has published in multiple peer-reviewed journals, including Obesity, Psychosomatic Medicine, and JAMA. In addition to her research portfolio, she has nearly a decade of experience mentoring early-stage scientists.
Carson completed her bachelor’s degree at Florida State University. She later earned a master’s degree and Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
CURE supports individuals from underrepresented groups across the academic continuum—beginning with middle school students and continuing through independent cancer researchers—via a pipeline of research funding opportunities. SSS is a sister series to the CURE Distinguished Scholars Seminars.
To register for the seminar, visit: https://bit.ly/3zyAQ3e. Individuals who need reasonable accommodation to participate should email Victoria Coan (email@example.com) preferably at least five business days before the event.