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CUNY: Along with NYU Grossman School of Medicine, Joins Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network

Fifty-three cancer researchers from eight different academic institutions around the country and their federal agency partners met in Chapel Hill on January 27 and 28 to launch the next five years of the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN). In September, the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) awarded the NYU Grossman School of Medicine and the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) $1.5 million over the next five years to participate in the network as one of its eight collaborating centers.

For the 2019-2024 cycle of funding, the New York City (NYC) CPCRN is one of two new CPCRN collaborating centers. Six centers will rejoin or continue to participate in the network with renewed funding. The centers and their principal investigators are as follows:

Initiated in 2002, CPCRN is the largest and longest-standing thematic research network of the Prevention Research Center (PRC) program, the CDC’s flagship program for preventing and controlling chronic diseases. Eight PRCs from around the country participate in CPCRN, including the NYC PRC.

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