University of Kentucky College of Public Health Assistant Professor of Health Behavior, Dr. Robin Vanderpool, has been named co-chair of the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN) Steering Committee for the current five-year funding cycle (2014-2019).
The CPCRN is a national network of public health, academic, and community partners who join together to work toward reducing the burden of cancer through the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based research and practice. The Network also strives to increase linkages between the community and clinicians, particularly in minority and medically underserved communities. The CPCRN is comprised of 10 funded research institutions across the country where community-based cancer research is performed, and represents a collaboration of the cancer divisions of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Dr. Vanderpool will share her role as co-chair of the Steering Committee with Dr. Daniela Friedman, associate professor at the University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health. In their roles as co-chairs of the Steering Committee, Dr. Vanderpool and Dr. Friedman will lead the Committee’s development of collaborations across its network that facilitate the translation of research into practice. They will also generate and assist in discussions between Primary Investigators (PIs) in research and the Coordinating Center of CPCRN at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to develop short term and long range plans for the achievement of the Network’s goals.