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Celebrating Black History Month

, by CRCHD Staff

In recognition of Black History Month, we at the NCI Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities are pleased to share with you the following selection of resources, events, and publications. Please check back in on this post throughout the month, as new resources will be added over time.

For information about Black History Month efforts at HHS and NIH, visit the HHS Office of Minority Health and NIH Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

Dr. Sanya A. Springfield

Dr. Sanya A. Springfield Director, NCI Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities

As Black History Month gets underway, we at the Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities recognize and honor the countless and invaluable contributions made by Black cancer researchers throughout history, including Dr. Jane Cooke Wright. In 1967, Dr. Wright become the highest-ranked Black woman at a nationally recognized medical institution. Dr. Wright and Black researchers throughout history paved the way for those of us working in cancer research today, as well as the next generation of diverse cancer researchers we at the Center work every day to support.

NCI CRCHD Director Sanya A. Springfield, PhD

CRCHD Black History Month Video Campaign 

Throughout this month, CRCHD is spotlighting grantee and staff stories and perspectives on their careers, challenges, and why it’s important to diversify cancer training, the cancer research workforce, and cancer disparities research initiatives. You can view the videos from CRCHD staff and grantees by clicking the links below or on this webpage. Video transcripts are also available.

Screenshot of video thumbnails featuring grantees and staff that submitted Black History Month videos through Capsule.

You may also view their videos on CRCHD's social channels:

HHS and NIH Resources

AACR Resources



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