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UNC: With $3.375M in Renewed Funding, Carolina to Continue Coordinating Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network

Fifty-three cancer researchers from eight academic institutions around the country met with federal agency partners in Chapel Hill recently to launch the next five years of the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN). In September 2019, the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) awarded UNC-Chapel Hill $3.375 million over the next five years to continue serving as the CPCRN coordinating center and to continue participating in the network as one of its eight collaborating centers.

For the 2019-2024 cycle of funding, two new collaborating centers have joined CPCRN and six centers will continue to participate in the network with renewed funding.

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 UNC-Chapel Hill’s PRC, the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, which also hosts the coordinating center.

“We are delighted to be in our sixteenth year of continuous funding as the coordinating center for the CDC Prevention Research Centers’ largest thematic research network,” said Dr. Stephanie Wheeler, the principal investigator for the CPCRN Coordinating Center and a professor of health policy and management at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. “CPCRN has made a profound impact on the science and practice of cancer prevention and control research translation over the years, and we are excited about the new and returning centers that are part of the network in this current cycle.”

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