In reponse to a recently released CDC report highlighting the higher cancer mortality rates experienced by individuals living in rural communities Channel3000 interviewed CHDI's Rural Cancer Project coordinator, Cody Fredrick, and program director, Rick Strickland.
The Annual Share the Care Wisconsin American Indian Cancer Conference will be held May 10th - 12th 2017 in Red Cliff WI. The Conference is hosted by Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.
Co-Sponsors include the Ho Chunk Nation, American Cancer Society, Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, UW Spirit of EAGLES, Wisconsin Cancer Council, WI Comprehensive Cancer Program, Wisconsin Native American Tobacco Network, Wisconsin Pink Shawl Initiative, and the Wisconsin Well Woman Program.
Bryan Hall (Samish Nation), BS, was admitted to the UW School of Medicine and Public Health class of 2020. Bryan has worked with CHDI on a participatory research project on informed decision making regarding prostate cancer screening among African American men, and more recently on tribal specific cancer data for American Indian tribes in Wisconsin. Bryan has also worked in the lab of Dr. Emery Bresnick, director of the UW Blood Research Program, supported through a Diversity Research Supplement from NIDDK.
Two CHDI students were recently honored at the 2016 McGovern-Tracy Student Scholars Awards sponsored by the UW Department of Family Medicine and Community Health:
Sarah Brown, MD/MPH candidate class of 2017, was awarded the Compassion in Action Award in Community Health Leadership. As a Shapiro Summer Research Fellow with CHDI, Sarah launched a pilot project to translate and culturally adapt CHDI's cancer education program, Cancer Clear & Simple (CC&S), toghether with Centro Hispano of Dane County; she later returned to complete the project through her public health fieldwork. Sarah is currently writing a process paper on her project.
Evan Cretney, MD candidate class of 2018, was named a McGovern-Tracy Scholar, which recognizes medical students that demonstrate values of community service and leadership. Evan is a Wisconsin Academy of Rural Medicine (WARM) student at UW SMPH; he is working with CHDI's Rural Cancer Disparities Project to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment in Monroe County as his WARM community project during his next year in medical school.
The Annual Share the Care Wisconsin American Indian Cancer Conference will be held May 17 - 18, 2016 in the Wisconsin Dells. The Conference is hosted by the Ho-Chunk Nation.
Co-Sponsors include the American Cancer Society, Bad River Tribe, Ho-Chunk Nation, Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe, UW Spirit of Eagles, Wisconsin Cancer Council, WI Comprehensive Cancer Program, Wisconsin Native American Tobacco Network, Wisconsin Pink Shawl Initiative and the Wisconsin Well Woman Program.