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Welcome to the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network Newsletter, Fall 2022 Edition


The Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN) Coordinating Center is pleased to share the Fall 2022 Edition of the CPCRN e-newsletter. This quarterly update highlights activities and accomplishments of Network investigators, affiliates, federal agency partners, community partners, and CPCRN Scholars, as well as upcoming events, opportunities, and resources focused on cancer prevention and control and implementation science with an emphasis on health equity promotion and disparities reduction.
  NEWS HIGHLIGHTS
CPCRN Welcomes 27 New Faces to the Network as the CPCRN Scholars Program Announces Its Third Annual Cohort (2022-2023)
On November 14th, the CPCRN Scholars Program held its annual kickoff event, representing the official first day of a new cohort of Scholars. With a 135% increase in applications from the previous year, the team selected 27 individuals to participate in Cycle 3 of the CPCRN Scholars Program. Students, postdocs, practitioners, and researchers comprise the Program's third and largest cohort yet, representing 21 schools and organizations from around the world.

Led by Co-Chairs, Daniela Friedman, PhD and Cam Escoffery, PhD, MPH, CHES, and Project Coordinators, Sam Noblet, MPH and Courtney Petagna, MPH, the Workgroup hopes to increase Scholars’ 1) connectedness within the CPCRN, 2) competencies on topics related to D&I science in cancer prevention & control and health equity, 3) contributions to a diverse cancer research pipeline, and 4) use of applied D&I work in academic and clinical settings.
Click Here to View Slides from the CPCRN Scholars Cohort 3 Kickoff
CPCRN at the 15th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination & Implementation in Health, December 11-14, 2022 | Washington, D.C.
Co-hosted by AcademyHealth and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the 15th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) in Health will convene in-person for the first time in two years this December 11-14, 2022  in Washington, D.C.

Guided by the theme, (Re)Building Better Systems: Being Proactive, Nimble, and Responsive, a total of 70 CPCRN members will be representing the Network across 74 presentations and interactive sessions, of which 35 are collaborative efforts with two or more Network members. Across these sessions, members are contributing in various capacities, including serving as (co-)authors of poster and podium presentations, leading workshops/trainings and discussion forums, chairing themed sessions, and speaking as expert panelists, and even performing music.
Connect with us at the D&I Conference:
The CPCRN Coordinating Center invites you to attend a CPCRN reception at the D&I Conference on the evening of Tuesday, December 13th from 7-9pm ET.
 
RSVP via Evite by Monday, December 5th
ISC3 and CPCRN will host a joint event before the CPCRN reception on Tuesday, December 13th from 6:30-7:00pm ET. Early career investigators from CPCRN are invited to join!
 
Contact Becky Lee for more information.
Federal Agency Partners at NCI and CDC Co-Host Webinar in Celebration of CPCRN 20th Anniversary Milestone (2002-2022)

Following the inception of the Network in September 2002, CPCRN has maintained unwavering momentum in its growth, productivity, and impact, largely attributable to the individuals that comprise the Network, as well as the funding sustained across five consecutive cycles spanning the two decades since. As such, 2022 marked a momentous milestone for the Network, so to help celebrate, federal agency partners at the CDC and NCI teamed up to host "20 Years of the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN): Past, Present, and Future."
On September 22nd, over 150 attendees tuned into the virtual celebration, featuring an all-star panel* of CPCRN experts who spoke to the collaborative history of the Network, discussed works in progress, shared valuable insights from their time in the Network, and explored areas for research and practice growth. Learn More | View the Full Recording
*Panelists: Arica White, PhD, Federal Agency Partner, CDC; Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, PI, CPCRN Coordinating Center; Chau Trinh-Shevrin, DrPH, PI, NYU-CUNY; Daniela Friedman, PhD, PI, USC; & Jennifer Leeman, DrPH, co-PI, UNC; Moderator: Cindy Vinson, PhD, Federal Agency Partner, NCI
CPCRN Involvement at the NCI's 4th Annual Consortium for Cancer Implementation Science (CCIS), October 12-13, 2022
Hosted by the NCI Division of Cancer Control & Population Sciences (DCCPS), the 2022 Consortium for Cancer Implementation Science (CCIS) was held virtually from October 12-13, 2022. This year marked the 4th Annual CCIS Meeting, focused on the evolution of efforts to enhance equity; mentoring, training, and diversifying the workforce; and multisectoral approach and collaboration.

The Consortium featured a variety of CPCRN investigators, federal agency partners and affiliate members who presented on and led discussions around communication among those engaged in implementation science projects across the cancer continuum, identifying and developing solutions to challenges in implementation science in cancer, and promotion of collaborative projects to fill implementation science gaps that would extend beyond a single study.
The CCIS is currently accepting proposals to support the development of public goods! More info can be found under the Funding Announcements section below. Deadline: December 8, 2022.
PUBLICATIONS
"Implementation During a Pandemic: Findings, Successes, and Lessons Learned from Community Grantees"
J Cancer Educ (Sep 2022)
Wilhelmenia Mathiascommunity partner at USC, Ciaran Fairman, Tisha FelderLauren Workman, Karen Wickersham, Kimberly Flicker, Swann Arp Adams, Sue Heiney, James Hébert, co-Is, Sam Noblet, PD, and Daniela Friedman, PI, all at USC, and affiliates, Jingxi Sheng of UW-Madison & Jan Eberth at Drexel, et al.
"Lessening the Impact of Financial Toxicity (LIFT): A Protocol for a Multi-Site, Single-Arm Trial Examining the Effect of Financial Navigation on Financial Toxicity in Adult Patients with Cancer in Rural and Non-Rural Settings"
Trials (Oct 2022)
Stephanie WheelerPI of the CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC, Caitlin Biddell, Lisa Spees, and Victoria Petermann, co-Is at UNC, and Sarah Birken, affiliate at Wake Forest U., et al.
"Measuring Capacity to Use Evidence-Based Interventions in Community-Based Organizations: A Comprehensive, Scoping Review"
J Clin Transl Sci (Jul 2022)
Shoba Ramanadhan & Heather Brandt, affiliates at Harvard U. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, respectively, et al.
"A Scoping Review of the Evaluation and Effectiveness of Technical Assistance"
Implement Sci Commun (Jun 2022)
Abe Wandersman, co-I at Wandersman Center, et al.
"HIV Transmission Through Premastication"
Pediatrics (Sep 2022)
Sarah Nash, co-I and CPCRN Scholar alumna at UI, et al.
"Elements for Successful Implementation of a Clinic-Based Health Literacy Intervention"
Frontiers in Public Health (Oct 2022)
Mayank Sakhuja, co-I, Sam Noblet, PD, and Daniela Friedman, PI at USC & Abe Wandersman, co-I at Wandersman Center, et al.
"Understanding the Multilevel Determinants of Clinicians' Imaging Decision-Making: Setting the Stage for De-Implementation of Low-Value Imaging"
BMC Health Serv Res (Oct 2022)
Soohyun Hwang, student and CPCRN Scholar alumna at UNCSarah Birken, affiliate at Wake Forest U., and Stephanie Wheeler, PI of the CPCRN Coordinating CenterLisa Spees, co-I at UNC, et al.
*Only CPCRN-affiliated authors listed above. Click publication titles to view full citations.
HONORS & AWARDS
Alison Brenner, PhD, MPHCPCRN Principal Investigator at the University of North Carolina (UNC), has been appointed to the North Carolina Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NC CRCRT) Steering Committee, effective August 2022. Dr. Brenner joins several others from the UNC Collaborating Center for a term length of her choosing, during which time she'll apply her expertise to review strategies, implement initiatives, and evaluate progress.
Whitney Zahnd, PhD, CPCRN co-investigator at the University of Iowa (UI), has been selected to serve as Chair of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Rural Health, a peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) and devoted to advancing research on rural health policy, health care delivery, and population health. Dr. Zahnd will serve a two-year term spanning January 1, 2023 - December 31, 2024.
Meghan O'Leary, PhD, MACPCRN co-I at the University of North Carolina (UNC), successfully defended her dissertation: titled "Pragmatic Evidence-Based Decision-Making: Using Systems Science Tools to Inform Intervention Implementation." Also, her presentation at the upcoming 2022 D&I Conference, "Pivoting Quickly: Testing Implementation Support for CRC Screening in Newly Eligible 45-49--Year-Old Population Following Guideline Change" was selected for the "Best of D&I" session.
David O. García, PhD, MS, FACSM, CPCRN co-investigator at the University of Arizona, was named to the Board of Directors of NASH kNOWledge, a Pittsburgh-based non-profit corporation established to increase public awareness of Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH), which is rapidly emerging as a public health crisis, as well as Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD). In this role, Dr. García will provide insights into the unique needs of the high risk Hispanic/Latino community.
Daniela Friedman, PhDCPCRN Principal Investigator at the University of South Carolina, among other researchers at the USC, received a 2022 Special Interest Project (SIP) award by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Office of Minority Health and Health Equity, Office of Women’s Health. Dr. Friedman will serve as a co-investigator on the project, led
by colleague, Jason Yang, PhD, titled COVID-19 and Women: An Assessment of Challenges and Lessons Learned to Enhance Public Health Emergency Preparedness for Women and Families."
Patricia Valverde, PhD and Andrea Dwyer, BS, CPCRN co-investigators at the Colorado School of Public Health, were among a group of researchers awarded nearly $3 million by the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA). The Trailhead Institute, in partnership with Patient Navigation and Community Health Worker Training Program (PNCT) and The Alliance of Colorado Community Health Workers, Patient Navigators and Promotores de Salud (Alliance) will implement a training and apprenticeship program to support Colorado’s community health worker workforce.
RECENT PRESENTATIONS
University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC) 2022 Annual Scientific Retreat
October 28, 2022 | Tucson, AZ
An Adapted Framework for Recruitment of Underserved Cancer Survivors in Arizona
Recruitment and Retention in Randomized Controlled Trials of Diet Interventions among Cancer Survivors: A Systematic Review of Reporting
Hernandez, A.* (pictured), Cota Aguirre, G.*, Dias, E.*, Werts, S.*, Vogel, R.*, Garcia, L.*, Enriquez, T.*, Thomson, C.A.* Use of qualitative methods to examine colorectal cancer screening education in Hispanic adults diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. A poster presentation at the University of Arizona Cancer Center Annual Scientific Retreat 2022. Tucson, AZ. October 2022.
Morrill, K.E.* (pictured), Werts, S.J.*, Hernandez, A.*, Robles-Morales, R.*, Thomson, C.A.*, Badger, T.A. An adapted framework for recruitment of underserved cancer survivors in Arizona. A poster presentation at the University of Arizona Cancer Center Annual Scientific Retreat 2022. Tucson, AZ. October 2022.
Skiba, M.B.* (pictured), Dieckmann, N., Lyons, K.S., Winters-Stone, K.* Synchrony of inflammation in couples coping with breast or prostate cancer. A poster presentation at the University of Arizona Cancer Center Annual Scientific Retreat 2022. Tucson, AZ. October 2022.
Werts, S.* (pictured), Lavelle, S., Crane, T.*, Thomson, C.* Recruitment and retention in randomized controlled trials of diet interventions among cancer survivors: A systematic review of reporting. A poster presentation at the University of Arizona Cancer Center Annual Scientific Retreat 2022. Tucson, AZ. October 2022.
American Public Health Association (APHA) 2022 Annual Meeting & Expo
November 6-9, 2022 | Boston, MA
Place Matters: A Qualitative Investigation Comparing Hypertension Management among Latinos in Established and New Latino Destinations

Maldonado, A.*, Baquero, B.*, Afifi, R.*, Hoffman, R. M.*, Laroche, H. H., Garcia, D. O.*, Gilbert, P. A. Place matters: A qualitative investigation comparing hypertension management among Latinos in established and new Latino destinations. A poster presentation at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Expo 2022. Boston, MA, November 2022.

 
 
Kranick, J.*, Lee, M.*, Kwon, S.*, Foster, V.*, Chebli, P.*, Yusuf, Y.*, Trinh-Shevrin, C.* Evaluation of factors influencing the implementation of evidence-based strategies for the prevention of infection-related cancers in Asian American communities. A poster presentation at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Expo 2022. Boston, MA, November 2022.
2022 Society for Implementation Research Collaboration (SIRC) Conference
September 8-10, 2022 | San Diego, CA
The North Carolina Partnerships to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening: An Evaluation of a CDC-Funded Colorectal Cancer Control Program

Wangen, M.*, Alabsew, D., Black, M., Brenner, A.T.*, Dolinger, H., Hoyt, A., MacKay, J., Nelson, D., Park, J., Rohweder, C.L.*, Ferrari, R.M.* The North Carolina Partnerships to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening: An Evaluation of a CDC-Funded Colorectal Cancer Control Program. A poster presentation at the Society for Implementation Research Collaboration Conference 2022. San Diego, CA, September 2022.
 
Waters, A.R., Wangen, M.*, Odebunmi, O., Rohweder, C.L.*, Ferrari, R.M.*, Wheeler, S.*, Shah, P.*, Brenner, A.T.* Piloting a Community Pharmacy-based Colorectal Cancer Screening Program (PharmFIT): Findings from Stakeholder-Engaged Implementation Planning and Process Mapping. A poster presentation at the Society for Implementation Research Collaboration Conference 2022. San Diego, CA, September 2022.
2022 World Cancer Congress
October 18-20, 2022 | Geneva, Switzerland
Mass Media Influence on the Risk Perception of Tobacco Induced Diseases among Indian Adults

Ravi, P.*, Dhawan, D., Bekalu, M. A., Donaldson, S., Viswanath, K. Mass media influence on the risk perception of tobacco induced diseases among Indian adults. A poster presentation at the World Cancer Congress 2022. Geneva, Switzerland, October 2022.
*CPCRN Collaborators
UPCOMING EVENTS
The Prevention Research Centers (PRC) Program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will hold its 2023 Virtual Meeting on March 7-9, 2023. The event will convene all 2019-2024 funding cycle recipients, including individual PRCs and thematic networks, as well as community members and partners, PRC staff, and other CDC leadership to provide:
•. A forum for sharing best practices in applied public health prevention research;
•. Information about current PRC Program priorities; and
•  Opportunities for networking & collaboration
Event and registration details coming soon!
The Center for Implementation (TCI) invites all who are interested to register for an upcoming virtual event, "Non-Academic Careers With Impact: Implementation Positions You Never Knew Existed." This 1-hr webinar is free to attend, and designed to provide an introduction to the career options in implementations support that involve leading and facilitating change efforts, thus, helping professionals use the latest research evidence to maximize their impact. Experts will provide examples of real roles and tips for identifying and landing one, as well as share personal insights from their own experience, followed by a Q&A. The event will be held Nov 29, 2022 at 12pm ET.
FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENTS

FOA: Cancer Prevention & Control Clinical Trials Planning Grant Program
[PAR-22-173]: R34 Clin
 Trials Optional
[PAR-22-174]: U34 Clin
 Trials Optional
Through this Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA), the NCI intends to facilitate well-planned clinical trials across the cancer prevention and control spectrum aimed at improving prevention/ interception, cancer-related health behaviors, screening, early detection, healthcare delivery, management of treatment-related symptoms, supportive care, and the long-term outcomes of cancer survivors.The immediate goal is for the proposed studies to yield information that is scientifically necessary and also sufficient to permit final decisions about the design or conduct of the clinical trial that increases rigor and feasibility.

Letter of Intent Due: January 25, 2023
Application Due: February 24, 2023

NCI Consortium for Cancer Implementation Science (CCIS): Call for Proposals to Support the Development of Public Goods
To support the Consortium for Cancer Implementation Science (CCIS) in their effort to develop widely available tools and resources ("public goods") and expand the reach to individuals at organizations with limited funding in implementation science, the NCI is now accepting applications for personal service contracts from individuals interested in developing and delivering specific tools and resources that have been prioritized by the CCIS action groups. Individuals may apply for incentives to support small projects that will cost no more than $20,000 in a one-year period. Funds will be awarded in March 2023.

Applications Due: December 8, 2022
Watch Informational Webinar
PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professors of Epidemiology, University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health (2 Positions)
The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the Arnold School of Public Health (ASPH) at the University of South Carolina (UofSC) invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in Epidemiology at the rank of either Assistant or Associate Professor. Candidates from all areas of epidemiology will be considered. The successful applicant will be expected to maintain an active research program, teach courses in epidemiologic research methods and others, mentor graduate students, and contribute to UofSC through professional service.
Accepting Applications Until Filled
Implementation Specialist, FPG Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina
The Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) at the University of North Carolina (UNC) is currently seeking an Implementation Specialist who will: work with child welfare leaders to build capacity to implement evidence-based programs and strengthen the interface of county agencies with larger community coalitions; oversee efforts to scale evidence-based prevention and intervention programs; catalyze social impact with implementation science and support; and build capacity in systems and communities to scale effective child-, family-, or community-support strategies for population-level or system-wide benefits.
Applications Due: November 28, 2022.
Implementation Science Health Scientist,  Implementation Science Team, NCI
The NCI's Implementation Science (IS) Team welcomes letters of interest for a federal position as a health scientist with implementation science expertise. The IS team sits within the Office of the Director for the Division of Cancer Control and Populations Sciences, supporting research in surveillance, epidemiology, health services, behavioral science, and cancer survivorship, working in implementation science with and across the research efforts of the division. The anticipated full-time position will be based in Rockville, Maryland.  
Letters of Interest Due: December 1, 2022.
Assistant Professor of Public Health, Tenure Track (4 Vacancies, City University of New York Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy
The City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (SPH) is seeking to hire four tenure track faculty members at the Assistant Professor level, one in each of the following areas of specialization: 1) Reducing urban health inequities; 2) Climate change, public health and disaster preparedness; 3) Health Informatics; and 4) Organizational and workplace health. CUNY SPH is interested in recruiting public health teacher-scholar-practitioners for Spring or Fall 2023.
Open until filled with application review to begin on December 5, 2022.
RESOURCES
NEW! Updates to U.S. Cancer Statistics Data Visualizations Tool
The CDC continues to make significant strides with updates to enhance their U.S. Cancer Statistics Data Visualizations Tool, the latest of which will make it easier for users to explore cancer burden among different populations in the U.S. The latest update to the tool include:
Accurate determination of disease burden is critical to identify health disparities. The new race and ethnicity categories represent US populations more accurately and help reduce racial misclassification in cancer data.
NCI's Restricted-Use Data, HINTS-SEER (2021):
Now Available Via Application

A new Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) dataset, HINTS-SEER (2021), is now available to request via an online application on the HINTS website.

In 2021, NCI undertook a pilot project to oversample cancer survivors for HINTS using three cancer registries from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program as a sampling frame of cancer survivors. The pilot project, HINTS-SEER, used HINTS 5, Cycle 4 (2020) items and topics, as well as other topics relevant to cancer survivors, and was designed to provide a larger sample of cancer survivors for HINTS analyses. Unique to HINTS-SEER is that key data elements from the cancer registry datasets are linked to the HINTS survey responses, providing a more in-depth view of each respondent’s cancer diagnosis.
SPECIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Honoring the Life of Long-Time Friend and Supporter of CPCRN,
Dr. Jo Anne Earp (1943-2022)

A teacher, mentor, and friend to many, a long-time supporter of the CPCRN, and a true leader in the field of cancer prevention and control – we mourn the loss and celebrate the life of Jo Anne Earp, ScD, professor emerita at the University of North Carolina, who passed away on the morning of November 18, 2022.

With over 50 years of invaluable contributions to the field, Dr. Earp has left an undeniable mark on members across our Network and paved the way for what is possible to achieve in the CPCRN. Join us in honoring and remembering Dr. Earp. 
Read Full Obituary 
This newsletter is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award with 100 percent funded by CDC/HHS (Cooperative Agreement Number U48 DP006400). The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government.
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