Welcome to the Summer 2018 Edition of the
Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network Newsletter

The Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN) is a national network of academic, public health, and community partners who work together to reduce the burden of cancer, especially among those disproportionately affected. The CPCRN is a thematic research network of the Prevention Research Centers (PRCs), which is CDC’s flagship program for preventing and controlling chronic diseases. CPCRN centers are located at Case Western Reserve University, Oregon Health & Science University, University of Iowa, University of Kentucky, University of North Carolina, University of Pennsylvania, University of South Carolina, and University of Washington.
Eight CPCRN Centers and Affiliates Collaborate
FQHC Workgroup Publication
Use of Evidence-Based Interventions and Implementation Strategies to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening in Federally Qualified Health Centers
Journal of Community Health (May 2018)
Article by FQHC Workgroup members Swann Arp Adams, Daniela Friedman and Alicia Best of USC, Catherine Rohweder and Jennifer Leeman of UNC, Robin Vanderpool of UK, Natoshia Askelson of UI, Susan Flocke of CWRU, Karen Glanz of UP, Linda Ko of UW, and Michelle Kegler of Emory  
"Full implementation of EBIs was correlated with higher CRC screening rates. ... focusing future efforts on assisting those FQHCs that have not implemented any EBIs and those that are not using any implementation strategies may yield the greatest improvement in CRC screening rates. Furthermore, we have a clear indication of those EBIs and implementation strategies which have not had as much uptake compared to others."   
Modeling EBI Impact Workgroup: Resource Brief, April 2018

CPCRN's Modeling Evidence-Based Intervention (EBI) Impact Workgroup developed their Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Simulation Model Resource Brief to reflect upon efforts to model CRC risk, screening, treatment, and cancer outcomes.  

Click here to access the
full Resource Brief


University of North Carolina CPCRN Team Presented CPCRN Training Curriculum to North Region of the American Cancer Society

On July 16th, 2018, CPCRN 4CNC team members Jennifer Leeman, Catherine Rohweder, and Mary Wangen and Emory faculty, Cam Escoffery, traveled to Bloomington, MN, to provide a day-long training to over 30 American Cancer Society (ACS) North Region staff in the hospital and healthcare system verticals. Continue reading

Click here to view the full curriculum
Data-Powered Participatory Decision Making: Leveraging Systems Thinking and Simulation to Guide Selection and Implementation of Evidence-Based Colorectal Cancer Screening Interventions
Cancer Journal (May/Jun 2018)

Article by CPCRN members Stephanie Wheeler, Jennifer Leeman and Kristen Hassmiller Lich of UNC, Florence Tangka and Lisa Richardson of the CDC, and Melinda Davis of OHSU
"...As highlighted by the Cancer Moonshot Blue Ribbon Panel working groups focused on Prevention and Early Detection and Implementation Science, inadequate CRC screening and follow-up represent an enormous missed opportunity in cancer prevention and control. To measurably reduce CRC morbidity and mortality, the evidence base must be strengthened..."  
Sam Noblet has been named the new Project Director of the University of South Carolina CPCRN Center

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Heather Brandt participated in a webinar about ACS' campaign, Mission: HPV Cancer Free, to achieve 80% HPV vaccination rates by 2026
Watch the Webinar
Carmen Guerra co-authored new American Cancer Society Guidelines, recommending earlier colorectal cancer screening practices
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Karen Glanz co-authored an op-ed for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser titled, "Sunscreens save lives, have limited impact on coral reefs"
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The fifth HINTS Data Users Conference, sponsored by The National Cancer Institute (NCI), will take place on September 13-14, 2018 at the NIH Main Campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The conference, 15 Years of HINTS: Lessons Learned & Future Directions, will be an opportunity to present and discuss research using Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) data and to highlight the role of HINTS research in public health and clinical care. CPCRN principal investigator Robin Vanderpool of the University of Kentucky will serve as conference co-chair.
Click here to register for the conference 
The 11th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health (D&I), co-hosted by the National Institutes of health (NIH) and AcademyHealth, will take place on December 3-5, 2018 at Renaissance Washington, D.C. Guided by the theme, Scaling up Effective Health and Healthcare: Advancing the Research Agenda and Necessary Infrastructure, this year's event will focus on strategies for scaling up effective interventions across communities, health systems, networks and countries, and efforts to build capacity for D&I science, with an emphasis on low-resource settings.
For more information about
the conference, click here
NCI Funding Opportunities
Modular R01s in Cancer Control and Population Sciences (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
The funding opportunity aims to promote novel population science with the potential to substantially advance cancer research in statistical and analytic methods, epidemiology, cancer survivorship, behaviors and behavioral interventions, healthcare delivery, and implementation science. The funding opportunity will be open for submission on October 7, 2018. 
Improving the Reach and Quality of Cancer Care in Rural Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Required)
The funding opportunity aims to reduce the burden of cancer and improve the quality of cancer care in rural areas among low-income and/or underserved populations. The funding opportunity will be open for submission on August 19, 2018.

Administrative Supplements to Support Cancer Disparity Collaborative Research (Clinical Trial Optional)
The purpose of this trans-NCI funding opportunity is to promote new cancer disparities research among investigators who do not normally conduct it and to encourage the partnership of experienced cancer research investigators with cancer disparities-focused researchers. The funding opportunity was opened for submission on August 10, 2018.
Preventing Chronic Disease (PDC) invites authors to submit manuscripts for publication in a collection entitled "Health Care Systems, Public Health, and Communities: Population Health Improvements." Authors are encouraged to submit manuscripts on research, evaluation, and other work describing innovative and effective work to link health care and community health in ways that improve population health. Manuscripts should be submitted to PCD on or before Friday, November 16, 2018.
Two Open-Rank Faculty Positions, Department of Health Policy and Management at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health
The Department of Health Policy and Management at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health is seeking applicants for two open rank, fixed-term faculty positions. Gillings seeks highly-qualified individuals to:
(1) Teach in, and be the Health Policy Concentration Lead for, the Master of Public Health (MPH) Program.  Continue reading
(2) Teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses and be Director of the Bachelor of Science (BSPH) Program. Continue reading

Professor & Head, Department of Community and Behavioral Health at the University of Iowa College of Public Health
The University of Iowa College of Public Health seeks a dedicated and experienced leader for the Head of the Department of Community and Behavioral Health. Successful candidates must demonstrate academic experience in a community health and/or behavioral/social science discipline relevant to public health, with national recognition as a scholar. Continue reading

Chair, Department of Exercise Science at the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health
The Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina is seeking a visionary leader to serve as Chair of its top-ranked Department of Exercise Science. The successful candidate will have demonstrated a high level of scholarly achievement, an established record of research funding, teaching excellence, and professional leadership commensurate with a tenured academic appointment at full rank. Continue reading

Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Health Behavior Research at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
The University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine is seeking a talented and highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to join the Center for Health Behavior Research. The center, directed by Dr. Karen Glanz, focuses on advancing the development, application, and testing of health behavior measurement and theories. The postdoctoral fellow will have opportunities to collaborate on interdisciplinary research, secondary data analyses, and to work on new studies. Continue reading

Registry Director, Department of Epidemiology at the University of Iowa College of Public Health
The University of Iowa, Department of Epidemiology, Iowa Cancer Registry in the College of Public Health is seeking to fill a 100% Registry Director position to formulate policies and goals, and direct the Iowa Cancer Registry as it relates to the State of Iowa and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program (SEER). The position reports directly to the Principal Investigator for the Registry and oversees training, data collection and field services, data management and quality assurance. Continue reading

Junior and Senior Cancer Epidemiologists, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health
The University of Nebraska Medical Center is seeking both a Junior and Senior Cancer Epidemiologist in the College of Public Health. Applicants are required to have earned Ph.D. in Epidemiology and are expected to maintain a vigorous program of externally funded research, teach graduate courses, advise masters and doctoral students, provide service to the community, and contribute to the development of the department and the college. Continue reading
Robin Vanderpool, CPCRN principal investigator of the University of Kentucky and chair of the 2018 Accelerating Rural Cancer Control Research Meeting, gives opening remarks* on day 1 in Bethesda, MD on May 30-31, 2018. Click here to watch Day 2.
*Opening remarks commence at 2:47
American Cancer Society Launches Mission: HPV Cancer Free Campaign
The American Cancer Society (ACS) is committing to work towards eliminating cervical cancer in the United States in the next 40 years by increasing HPV vaccination rates and continued screening. To this end, ACS has launched Mission: HPV Cancer Free, a public health campaign to eliminate vaccine-preventable HPV cancers, starting with cervical cancer. The goal of the campaign is to have 80% of 13-year-old boys and girls in the US fully vaccinated with HPV vaccine by 2026–20 years after introduction of the first HPV vaccine. Continue reading
Click here to access the campaign resource guide
The University of Colorado Department of Family Medicine has created the Designing for Dissemination (D4D) Tool, a resource aimed to support researchers in creating interventions (i.e. policy, product, program) that have greater potential to be adopted and used by their target audience, and to help them create a plan for developing, communicating about, and guiding use of their intervention to those who might be interested. As researchers work through the questions in the D4D Tool, their answers will be used to tailor and create a final 'plan,' which will provide coaching tips and resources to aid in successfully disseminating interventions.
Click here to learn more
Translational Science Benefits Model: A New Framework for Assessing the Health and Societal Benefits of Clinical and Translational Sciences

Researchers from the School of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis and the Brown School of Public Health Programs have created the Translational Science Benefits Model, a new framework that public health and clinical scientists can use to measure the impact of their work in a variety of settings. The model is intended to provide benchmarks to assess the impact of research that applies scientific findings to enhance public health and well-being. Continue reading
The Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network is supported by Cooperative Agreement Number 3 U48 DP005017-01S8 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Prevention Research Centers Program and the National Cancer Institute.
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