February 25 - Psych Grand Rounds

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds 2021-2022

originally recorded on February 25, 2022 

Marvella E. Ford, PhD, MS, MSW
Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, Associate Director of Population Sciences and Cancer Disparities and Director of Community Outreach and Engagement, Hollings Cancer Center, MUSC

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Join us as we host Marvella E. Ford, Professor in the Department of Public Health as she presents on Community Engagement in Research.

Dr. Ford is a tenured Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), where she is the Associate Director of Cancer Disparities at the National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute (NIH/NCI)-designated Hollings Cancer Center, led by Dr. Gustavo Leone. She completed her undergraduate training at Cornell University and she completed her graduate and postdoctoral fellowship training at the University of Michigan. Dr. Ford has led several federally funded cancer disparities-focused research grants, including an NIH/NCI P20 grant, in collaboration with Dr. Judith Salley from South Carolina State University (SCSU). Most recently, in September of 2017, Dr. Ford and Dr. Salley were awarded a $12.5M grant from the NIH/NCI Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities. The title of the grant is “South Carolina Cancer Disparities Research Center (SC CADRE).” The overarching goals of the SC CADRE are to increase SCSU's capacity to conduct transdisciplinary cancer research and to further strengthen and extend a longitudinal research education pipeline that will catalyze a new diverse generation of biomedical researchers focused on cancer disparities. The SC CADRE has three major themes. The first focuses on evaluating the relationship between obesity and prostate and breast cancer disparities. The second theme emphasizes evaluation of advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs) as a novel biomarker related to cancer, cancer disparities, and obesity. The third theme highlights the inclusion of a population unique to the US southeastern coastal region, the Sea Island (SI)/Gullah population.

At the completion of the presentation, attendees will be able to:
1) Describe four ways in which “community” may be defined in a “community-based intervention”
2) Describe some elements of the community capacity level of analysis
3) List two evidence-based strategies used in the Black Corals breast and cervical cancer screening project
4) List two “lessons learned” from the Black Corals project

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