Geffen Hall Front
Hosted by: Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and UC-CC

The Education and Training Administrators of all five University of California Cancer Centers (UC-CC) have teamed up once again this year to organize a Webinar on “Diversity-Focused Funding Opportunities at NCI.”


Dr. Chantel Fuqua, PhD; Fulera Salami, MPH; and JoBeth MacCarthy, MPH from NCI’s Diversity Training Branch, Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities ( CRCHD) will explain how the diversity supplements offers additional funding to an existing NIH grant enabling investigators to recruit and retain diverse candidates to fill crucial roles on research teams. Followed by the presentation, a panel discussion will be hosted with PIs/PI dyads from the UC-Cancer Centers who will share their success stories and will be available to answer questions from the audience.


UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center’s PI and Trainee participating on this Panel who are recipients of the NCI Diversity Supplement awards:


  1. Frank Pajonk, MD, PhD, Professor with Anjelica Mia Cardenas, PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar


Date and Time: May 14, 2024, 11:00AM – 1:00PM (PST) Venue: Zoom (link will be sent to all registered participants) Register today!. This is a free event and Zoom link will be sent to registered participants. Please pass it along to all trainees, staff and administrators in your department who would be interested to attend this.


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