The Florida-California Cancer Research, Education & Engagement (CaRE2) Health Equity Center

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The Florida-California Cancer Research, Education & Engagement (CaRE2) Health Equity Center is an NIH/National Cancer Institute collaborative partnership among University of Florida, Florida A&M University and University of Southern California (NIH/NCI 1U54CA233444).

Specifically, the center focuses on studying relevant issues and serving the needs of:

(1) Black subpopulations, including American-born, African-born and Caribbean-born Blacks

(2) Latino subpopulations including Mexican-Americans, Caribbean Latinos, Central and South Americans

Mission

To address cancer disparities in Black and Latino communities through high impact and innovative research; building research capacity and innovation; training and  education of underrepresented minority students and early stage investigators; culturally sensitive community engagement; and research training of the next generation of scientists who can conduct cancer disparities research going from the molecule to the community to the clinic.

Our Partner Institutions

Florida A&M University

University of Southern California

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The FAMU CaRE2 Health Equity Center is based out of the FAMU College of Pharmacy and is lead by Dr. Renee Reams and Dr. Kinfe Ken Redda. The USC CaRE2 Health Equity Center is based out the Keck School of Medicine USC, and is lead by Dr. John Carpten and Dr. Mariana Stern.