Increasing Collaborations...

...throughout Regions 1 and 2

Advancing Research...

Join a Biospecimens Workgroup

Together we can minimize cancer health disparities...

...and improve the health of those we serve.

Promoting mentorship...

...supporting future investigators.

Using technology... advance research integration.

Connecting trainees and mentors ... promote mentored career development.

From high school investigators to junior investigators...

...committed to expanding training opportunities in cancer and cancer health disparities research.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

New NIH and External Opportunities

December 4, 2014

Find a variety of new job opportunities, funding/training opportunities, resources/tools, and upcoming events by clicking here!

Health Communications post-doc position at Washington University in St. Louis

December 4, 2014

Health communication and behavior emphasis Washington University School of Medicine and the Siteman Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, are seeking applications for postdoctoral fellowships in Cancer Prevention and Control with a special emphasis in health communication and behavior.

PhD, DrPH, MD, or other doctoral degree in a public health related discipline, or a doctoral degree in another discipline (e.g., psychology, communication) with interest in transitioning to public health research. 

For more information, click here

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Mongan Commonwealth Fund Fellowship Program

December 3, 2014

The Harvard Medical School is offering a year-long fellowship which provides the opportunity for intensive study in health policy, public health, and management for physicians committed to transforming health care delivery systems for vulnerable populations.

Application deadline is December 15, 2014. For more information about the fellowship and how to apply, please visit:

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Postdocs in Cancer Prev & Control at Washington Univesity

November 26th, 2014

Washington University School of Medicine and the Siteman Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, are seeking applications for postdoctoral fellowships in Cancer Prevention and Control. 

We are particularly interested in candidates with an interest in health behavior, health services research, clinical outcomes research, community-based research, cancer disparities, interventions, dissemination and implementation, decision sciences, or cancer survivorship. However all applications will be considered.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Fellowships are for 2 years with a 3rd year available based on performance. Support for tuition, books, software, and conference travel is available. Washington University offers excellent benefits. 

Eligibility: PhD, DrPH, MD, or other doctoral degree in a public health related discipline, or a doctoral degree in another discipline with interest in transitioning to public health research. 

To apply, send cover letter, curriculum vitae and professional reference list by email to: 
Graham A. Colditz, MD DrPH  ( )Niess-Gain Professor, Chief, Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, 660 South Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8100, Saint Louis, MO 63110. 

For more information click here

Connecting Health Innovations Job Posting

November 26th, 2014

Connecting Health Innovations LLC (CHI) is a company that commercializes products and services that assist medical professionals screen for and manage patients at risk of diseases caused by chronic inflammation.

Job Title: Data Manager/Programmer

Job Description: Connecting Health Innovations is seeking a qualified candidate to work as part of a research team to develop and refine an innovative tool for clinical use and to develop and implement a dietary intervention trial to test its validity and utility. He/she will be required to work closely with the Primary Investigators of the project and Apps develops. Candidate also will be required to assist with the analyses of the data collected and in the writing up of the manuscripts. The ideal candidate also will have an understanding of biological principles of disease prevention and causation, dietary assessment methodologies, and the role of nutrition in health.

Minimum Qualifications: Minimum Bachelor's Degree plus up to 2 years programming and data management experience. Candidates for this position should have experience with data management and database programming using SAS and MS access.

For more information click here.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Call for Abstracts for ASPO 2015 is November 24, 2014

While attending the 39th annual ASPO Conference in Birmingham, AL, consider staying for the:
10th Annual UAB Health Disparities Research Symposium, March 17-18, 2015 "The Science of Health Disparities: From Social Causes to Personalized Medicine" visit: for more information about both meetings or visit the UAB MHRC website for further details about the Health Disparities Research Symposium: or   

For any questions, please contact:
American Society of Preventive Oncology National Office 
Heidi Sahel
Tel:  608/263-9515

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Friday, October 31, 2014

GMaP FY15 Kick-off Welcome Newsletter 

  • Meet Region 1/2 Coordinators
  • 3 Institutions to collaborate in FY15 to address health disparities
  • Participate in GMaP Survey
  • Join a workgroup!

Monday, August 4, 2014

SC GMaP Regional Conference

Regions 1 & 2

August 12th, 2014 | 8 AM -4 PM

Public Health Research Center

University of South Carolina

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Study Identifies New Molecular Features of Colorectal Cancer

Study Identifies New Molecular Features of Colorectal Cancer

CPTAC researchers report first large-scale integrated proteomic and genomic analysis 

Investigators from the National Cancer Institute's Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC) 
 who comprehensively analyzed 95 human colorectal tumor samples, have determined how gene alterations 
identified in previous analyses of the same samples are expressed at the protein level. 
The integration of proteomic and genomic data, or proteogenomics, provides a more comprehensive 
view of the biological features that drive cancer than genomic analysis alone and may help identify the 
most important targets for cancer detection and intervention. 
The results of this study appeared online July 20, 2014, in Nature. 

The colorectal study produced several key findings:

  • Measurements of messenger RNA abundance did not reliably predict protein abundance.
  • The investigators were not surprised by this discordance, because many regulatory controls lie between RNA and protein expression. However, it did demonstrate that RNA analyses do not necessarily give a correct indication of protein levels. Most of the focal amplifications (increased amounts of certain chromosome segments) observed in the earlier genomic analyses of the same tumors did not result in corresponding elevations in protein level. Proteomic analyses indentified a few amplifications that had dramatic effects on protein levels and may represent potentially important targets for diagnosis or therapeutic intervention.
  • Proteomics identified five colon cancer subtypes, including classifications that could not be derived from genomic data.
  • Protein expression signatures for one ofthe subtypes indicated molecular characteristics associated with highly aggressive tumors with poor clinical outcome.
"This study provides the first clear demonstration that proteomics can help explain how genomic abnormalities drive cancer," said senior  said senior author of the study, Daniel C. Liebler, Ph.D, Director, Jim Ayers Institute for 
Precancer Detection and Diagnosis, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. 

This study, by CPTAC investigators, was made possible because it utilized the same set of tumors that 
were genomically analyzed in 2012 by The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA).

"These findings show that by combining proteomic and genomic analyses, one is able to gain additional 
biological information for a disease," said Henry Rodriguez, Ph.D, M.B.A., 
Director of the Office of Cancer Clinical Proteomics Research, National Cancer Institute. 

Visit for more information.
Download data files, click here.
View data in an interactive gene network browser, click here.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Maryland GMaP Regional Conference | June 19th, 2014

View Maryland GMaP Regional Conference (Regions 1 & 2) Presentations
Conference focus: Strengthening linkages within GMaP to address health disparities and advancing science by creating training opportunities for early/new stage investigators.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Map of Research Institutions | Regions 1 and 2

GMaP R1R2 Member Network

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Cancer Health Disparities: Challenges and Opportunities

JUNE 19th | GMaP Regions 1 & 2 Conference | Bethesda, Maryland

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June 19th, 2014

GMaP Regions 1 & 2 Conference

Bethesda, Maryland

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To book your hotel room at the Bethesda North Marriott please visit:
Funds are available for committee members to travel to one conference, and there are travel awards available for trainees. 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Twitter chat on Behavioral Sciences Careers in Academia | March 28th | 2 PM EST

Twitter chat on Behavioral Sciences Careers in Academia | March 28th | 2 PM EST

The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) at the National Institutes of Health will like to invite you to join the upcoming Twitter chat on Behavioral Sciences Careers in Academia. The panelists on this chat will be discussing and answering questions on applying for faculty positions in the fields of Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, Social Sciences, Public Health, and Epidemiology. This session will be live on Friday, March 28th, 2014 from 2 – 3 pm EDT. Please join the conversation using #OBSSRchat. You may follow the stream of tweets at @NIHOBSSR or at You can find more information on the twitter chat at 

The panelists on this chat are Marc Adams, PhD, MPH, Arizona State University, Vicki Johnson-Lawrence, PhD, MS, University of Michigan,  Robert Kaplan, PhD, MA, Director, NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (Former faculty at University of California, Los Angeles,  and  Karen McDonnell, PhD, George Washington University.

OBSSR is dedicated to the training and career development of the next generation. This series will highlight types of jobs available for persons with MA, MS, MPH, or PhDs in the fields of Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, Social Sciences, Public Health, and Epidemiology.  This is not a job fair. Rather it is an opportunity to explore different career paths; to understand the different responsibilities and expectations; and to hear advice on strategies for applying and for succeeding in the field.   

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Spatial Humanities (University of Virginia) (+playlist)