Toward a Diverse and Inclusive Global Cancer Research Workforce
London Global Cancer Week
November 18, 2021 | 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
The National Cancer Institute Center for Global Health (CGH) hosted a session in collaboration with London Global Cancer Week(LGCW) 2021.
There are unique opportunities to advance cancer knowledge by including diverse populations and geographical settings in cancer research. This requires a diverse and inclusive research workforce who can ask and answer questions that are important locally and globally. This webinar will explore the importance of a diverse and inclusive global cancer research workforce as a critical enabling factor for equitable global cancer control.
The session will start with an overview of global cancer research training and how it fits into global cancer control, followed by examples highlighting global cancer research training in practice. The session will include discussions about mentored research training models and how to achieve diversity, equity, and inclusivity in global cancer research training.
Part 1: NCI Perspective/Goals in Global Cancer Research Training
Topics may include:
- Pursuing cancer research education
- Establishing a career in cancer research
- Leading/mentoring research teams
Satish Gopal, M.D., MPH
Director, Center for Global Health, National Cancer Institute, USA
Sudha Sivaram, Dr.PH, MPH
Program Director, Center for Global Health, National Cancer Institute, USA
Part 2: Mentored Research Training Experiences & How to Achieve Diversity Equity and Inclusivity in Global Cancer Research and Training
Interactive dialogue between panelists and live polling facilitated by Satish Gopal M.D., MPH and Sudha Sivaram, Dr.PH, MPH
Lifang Hou, M.D., M.S., Ph.D.
Director, Institute for Global Health - Center for Global Health Northwestern University, USA
Mamoudou Maiga, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Sciences, Techniques & Technologies of Bamako, Bamako, Mali
Research Associate Professor, Northwestern University, USA
Simone Badal McCreath, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Senior Lecturer & Anticancer Researcher, Faculty of Medical Sciences Teaching & Research Complex
The University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica
Graciela R. Meza Sánchez, M.D., MPH
Médica y Profesora Asociada de Medicina, Dirección Regional de Salud de Loreto, Facultad de Medicina Humana, Universidad Nacional de Amazonía Peruana (UNAP), Iquitos, Perú